Minnesota Timberwolves Salary Archive – 2013/14

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Name 2013-14
Kevin Love $14,693,906
Nikola Pekovic $12,100,000
Kevin Martin $6,500,000
Chase Budinger $5,000,000
Jose Juan Barea $4,687,000
Luc Mbah a Moute $4,588,384
Corey Brewer $4,500,000
Ricky Rubio $3,678,358
Alexey Shved $3,150,000
Dante Cunningham $2,180,000
Shabazz Muhammad $1,887,120
Ronny Turiaf $1,500,000
Gorgui Dieng $1,352,640
Chris Johnson (waived) $916,099
A.J. Price (waived) $884,293
Robbie Humel $490,180
Othyus Jeffers $46,816
Total $68,154,796

Quick: Cap team.  Hard cap.

2014 NBA Draft: 13th, 40th (from New Orleans Pelicans), 44th & 53rd (from Golden State Warriors)

2014/15 Projected Space ($63.2 million cap estimate): None.


  • Trade Exception (Malcolm Lee, expiring 6/27/14) — $762,195
  • Trade Exception (Derrick Williams, expiring 11/26/14) — $428,576

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Ricky Rubio, J.J Barea
SG: Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger, Alexey Shved, Shabazz Muhammad
SF: Corey Brewer, Dante Cunningham, Robbie Hummel, Othyus Jeffers
PF: Kevin Love, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
C:  Nikola Pekovic, Gorgui Dieng, Ronny Turiaf

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

Head Coach: Open

Basketball Executives:

  • Flip Saunders — President of Basketball Operations and Minority Owner
  • Milt Newton — General Manager

Pick Swaps:

  • 2015 — Owe first-rounder (top-12 protected through 2016 else converts to 2016 and 2017 second-rounders) to Phoenix Suns (Wesley Johnson).
  • 2015 — Owed second-rounder from Denver Nuggets (Corey Brewer).
  • 2015 — Owe second-rounder (lower pick between Minnesota and Denver Nuggets) to Houston Rockets (Tanguy Ngombo, Thomas Robinson).
  • 2017 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from New Orleans Pelicans (Brad Miller).


  • 6/27/13 — Traded the ninth pick in the 2013 NBA Draft to the Utah Jazz for the 14th and 21st picks in the 2013 NBA Draft.
  • 6/27/13 — Traded Malcolm Lee and the 26th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft to the Golden State Warriors for a 2014-second-round pick and cash ($1.6 million).
  • 6/27/13 — Selected Shabazz Muhammad (14th), Gorgui Dieng (21st), Lorenzo Brown (52nd) and Bojan Dubljevic (59th) in the 2013 NBA Draft.
  • 7/11/13 — Traded Luke Ridnour to the Milwaukee Bucks for Kevin Martin via sign and trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder for a four-year, $27.8 million deal (player option on fourth season).
  • 7/12/13 — Signed Chase Budinger to a three-year, $15 million contract (player option on third season).
  • 7/12/13 — Signed Corey Brewer to a three-year, $14.1 million contract.
  • 7/12/13 — Signed Shabazz Muhammad to a $9 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/13/13 — Signed Gorgui Dieng to a $6.6 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/18/13 — Signed Ronny Turiaf on a two-year, $3 million contract.
  • 8/15/13 — Signed Nikola Pekovic to a five-year, $60 million contract.
  • 9/23/13 — Signed Robbie Hummel to a one-year, non-guaranteed $490k minimum contract.
  • 9/23/13 — Signed Othyus Jeffers to a one-year, non-guaranteed $884k minimum contract.
  • 9/24/13 — Signed Lorenzo Brown to a one-year, non-guaranteed $490k minimum contract.
  • 9/30/13 — Signed A.J. Price to a one-year, non/partially guaranteed $948k minimum contract.
  • 10/24/13 — Picked up the fourth-year options on Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams.
  • 11/28/13 — Traded Derrick Williams to the Sacramento Kings for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.
  • 4/8/14 — Signed Othyus Jeffers for the remainder of the season.

Waived Players: Mickael Gelabale, Greg Stiemsma, Chris Johnson, Othyus Jeffers, Lorenzo Brown, A.J. Price

Free Agents

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks:

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Bojan Dubljevic (2013-59th), Nemanja Bjelica (2010-35th), Paulao Prestes (2010-45th), Henk Norel (2009-47th), Lior Eliyahu (2006-44th)

Amnesty: Used on Darko Milicic – 2013-14, $1.755 mil

Cash Paid ($3.2 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.2 million max): $0

For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.

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

(Updated on 6/28/14)

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