Minnesota Timberwolves Salary Archive – 2016/17

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Name 2016-17
Ricky Rubio $13,550,000
Nikola Pekovic $12,100,000
Kevin Garnett (waived) $8,000,000
Cole Aldrich $7,643,979
Andrew Wiggins $6,006,600
Karl-Anthony Towns $5,960,160
Jordan Hill $4,000,000
Kris Dunn $3,872,520
Nemanja Bjelica $3,800,000
Brandon Rush $3,500,000
Shabazz Muhammad $3,046,299
Gorgui Dieng $2,348,783
Zach LaVine $2,240,880
Adreian Payne $2,022,240
Tyus Jones $1,339,680
Kevin Martin (waived) $1,360,305
John Lucas (waived) $635,753
Omri Casspi $138,414
Lance Stephenson (expired 10-day) $57,672
Lance Stephenson (expired 10-day) $57,672
Total $81,680,957

2016-17 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Under the cap by $12.5 million.

NBA Salary Cap: $94,143,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000


  • Room: $2,898,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Ricky Rubio, Kris Dunn, Tyus Jones
SG: Brandon Rush, Zach LaVine (injured)
SF: Andrew Wiggins, Shabazz Muhammad
PF: Gorgui Dieng, Omri Casspi, Nemanja Bjelica (injured), Adreian Payne (injured)
C: Karl-Anthony Towns, Cole Aldrich, Jordan Hill, Nikola Pekovic (injured)

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


  • 4/20/16 — Hired Tom Thibodeau as president of basketball operations and coach.  Scott Layden hired as general manager.
  • 6/23/16 — Drafted Kris Dunn (5th).
  • 6/29/16 — Declined team option on the final year of Damjan Rudez’s contract.
  • 7/5/16 — Signed Kris Dunn (2016-5th) to a $17.5 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/8/16 — Signed Brandon Rush to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.
  • 7/12/16 — Signed Cole Aldrich to a three-year, partially-guaranteed $21.9 million contract.
  • 7/19/16 — Signed Jordan Hill to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $8.2 million contract.
  • 8/22/16 — Signed Toure’ Murry to a one-year, non-guaranteed $980,431 summer contract.
  • 8/24/16 — Signed John Lucas to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1,403,611 summer contract.
  • 9/23/16 — Signed Rasual Butler to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1,551,659 summer contract.
  • 10/23/16 — Team options on Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach LaVine and Tyus Jones.
  • 10/31/16 — Signed Gorgui Dieng to a four-year, $62.8 million contract extension.
  • 10/31/16 — Did not extend Shabazz Muhammad.
  • 10/31/16 — Declined team option on Adreian Payne.
  • 2/8/17 — Signed Lance Stephenson to a 10-day $72,193 contract.
  • 3/8/17 — Signed Lance Stephenson to a 10-day $72,193 contract.
  • 3/20/17 — Signed Omri Casspi for the rest of the season at an estimated $185,710.

Waived Players: Greg Smith, Kevin Garnett, Toure’ Murry, Rasual Butler, John Lucas

Traded Players: None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Lance Stephenson (two)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tom Thibodeau

Assistants: Ryan Saunders, Andy Greer, Rick Brunson, Ed Pinckney, Peter Patton (shooting coach), Vince Legarza (player development coach)

Trainer: Gregg Farnam, Matthew Duhamel (director of athletic therapy), Pierre Nesbit (assistant athletic trainer), Troy Sutton (assistant strength and conditioning coach), David Crewe (head strength and conditioning coach/assistant athletic trainer)

Basketball Executives

  • Tom Thibodeau — president of basketball operations
  • Scott Layden – general manager
  • Noah Croom — assistant general manager
  • Brian Pauga — director of player personnel
  • Manny Rohan — director of basketball administration
  • Todd Checovich — manager of basketball operations
  • Calvin Booth — director of pro personnel
  • Daisuke Yoshimoto — special assistant to the president of basketball operations

Pick Swaps

  • 2017 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from New Orleans Pelicans (Brad Miller).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to Boston Celtics (Robin Lopez, Wesley Johnson, Brandan Wright).
  • 2018 — Owe first-rounder (lottery protected through 2020, otherwise converts to 2020 and 2021 second-rounders) to Atlanta Hawks (Adreian Payne).
  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Miami HEAT (Shabazz Napier, Mo Williams).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Cleveland Cavaliers (Tyus Jones), may convey to Portland Trail Blazers (Anderson Varejao).

Unsigned Draft Picks:

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

Free Agents

  • Non-Bird: Tayshaun Prince ($980,431 cap hold), Othyus Jeffers ($980,431 cap hold)*

* Cannot be used in a sign and trade because they were not active players in the NBA last season.

Cash Paid ($3.5 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.5 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses, under certain circumstances.

Amnesty: Used on Darko Milicic.

D-League Affiliate: None but purchased the Iowa Energy for the 2017-18 season.


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(Updated on 4/28/17)

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