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Memphis Grizzlies Team Salary

Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped by the John Konchar, Jontay Porter and Xavier Tillman Sr. contracts via the non-taxpayer mid-level exception.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Hard Cap: $138,928,000

Projection for 2021-22 ($112,414,000 cap): Up to $24.6 million in cap space.

NBA Draft: No. 17, No. 51 from the Portland Trail Blazers (Rodney Hood, Kevin Porter Jr., Deividas Sirvydis, Delon Wright); No. 46 to the Toronto Raptors (Ben McLemore, Terence Davis)

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Wang Zhelin (2016-57th), Tyler Harvey (2015-51st), Satnam Singh (2015-52nd)

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart
PG: Ja Morant, De’Anthony Melton, Tyus Jones, Tim Frazier
SG: Desmond Bane, Grayson Allen, John Konchar, Sean McDermott (two-way)
SF: Dillon Brooks, Justise Winslow (injured)
PF: Kyle Anderson, Xavier Tillman Sr, Jontay Porter, Jaren Jackson Jr (injured), Brandon Clarke (injured)
C: Jonas Valanciunas, Killian Tillie (two-way)

Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.


  • Projected Room Exception — $4,910,000

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • Jontay Porter $1,950,000 — 8/18/21

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.


  • Justise Winslow $13 million (team)

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Full Bird: Justise Winslow ($19,500,000 on opt out)
  • Early Bird: Tyler Dorsey**** ($1,669,1678)
  • Non-Bird: Tim Frazier ($1,669,178), Killian Tillie (two-way, RFA)

*** Cannot be included in a sign-and-trade

Qualifying Offers

  • Killian Tillie (two-way with $50,000 guaranteed)

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • Jaren Jackson Jr
  • Grayson Allen

Rookie-Scale Options

  • Desmond Bane (third-year)
  • Ja Morant (fourth-year)
  • Brandon Clarke (fourth-year)

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

G-League Affiliate: Memphis Hustle (general manager Daniel Marcus, head coach Jason March)

Two-Way Contracts: Sean McDermott

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $449,115 for the full 2020-21 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date. Once a player reaches 50 games played, his salary will jump to the minimum for his years of service.

Governor: Robert Pera

Basketball Executives

  • Zachary Kleiman — general manager & executive vice president of basketball operations
  • Tayshaun Prince — vice president of basketball affairs
  • Rich Cho — vice president of basketball strategy
  • Chantal Hassard — vice president of team operations and player programs
  • Chris Makris — director of player personnel
  • Glen Grunwald — senior advisor
  • Chris Wallace — senior advisor of player personnel

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Taylor Jenkins

Assistants: Blake Ahearn, Brad Jones, Darko Rajakovic, David McClure, James “Scoonie” Penn, Sonia Raman, Vitaly Potapenko

Trainers: Eric Oetter (director of sports medicine), Christopher Chase (director of performance), Michael Roncarati (director of rehabilitation), Jeff Deits (head athletic trainer)

Pick Swaps

  • 2022 — Owed a first-rounder (top-six protected in 2022, top-three protected in 2023, top-one in 2024 otherwise converts to 2025 and 2026 second-rounders) from the Utah Jazz (Mike Conley).
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Toronto Raptors (Marc Gasol).
  • 2024 — Owe a second-rounder to the Washington Wizards (Brandon Clarke, Admiral Schofield).
  • 2025 — Owe a second-rounder to the Boston Celtics (Desmond Bane), will convey to either the Orlando Magic (Evan Fournier) or Oklahoma City Thunder (Kemba Walker).

Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $0

Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $0


  • 7/29/21 — NBA Draft.
  • 7/31/21 — Team option deadline for Justise Winslow.
  • 8/1/21 — Final Day of 2020-21 season.
  • 8/2/21 — Start of 2021-22 season and moratorium.
  • 8/18/21 — Jontay Porter’s $1,950,000 guarantees for 2021-22.
  • Before first day of 2021-22 season — Extension deadlines for Jaren Jackson Jr. and Grayson Allen.
  • 10/31/21 — Team options on Desmond Bane, Brandon Clarke and Ja Morant.
  • 6/8/22 — Jontay Porter’s $2 million guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Jaren Jackson Jr. and Grayson Allen.
  • 7/3/22 — John Konchar’s $2.3 million guarantees for 2022-23.
  • Before first day of 2022-23 season — Extension deadlines for Brandon Clarke and Ja Morant
  • 10/31/22 — Team option on Desmond Bane.
  • 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Brandon Clarke.
  • 6/29/23 — Team option on Xavier Tillman Sr.
  • 7/3/23 — De’Anthony Melton’s $8 million guarantees for 2023-24.
  • 7/3/23 — John Konchar’s $2.4 million guarantees for 2023-24.
  • Before first day of 2023-24 season — Extension deadline for Desmond Bane.
  • 6/29/24 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Desmond Bane.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than January 7 each year.


  • 6/3/21 — Extended executive vice president of basketball operations Zach Kleiman’s contract.

No-Trade: None

Trade Kickers

  • Kyle Anderson — 15 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Poison Pill

  • None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Arena: FedEx Forum


Cap Holds

Salary and team data change quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 7/2/21)



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