Minnesota Timberwolves Salary Archive – 2019/20

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Name 2019-20
D’Angelo Russell $27,285,000
Karl-Anthony Towns $27,285,000
Evan Turner $18,606,556
Allen Crabbe (waived) $17,818,456
James Johnson $15,349,400
Jarrett Culver $5,813,640
Jake Layman $3,581,986
Juancho Hernangomez $3,321,030
Malik Beasley $2,731,714
Josh Okogie $2,530,680
Jacob Evans $1,925,880
Omari Spellman $1,897,800
Jarred Vanderbilt $1,416,852
Jaylen Nowell $1,400,000
Naz Reid $898,310
Cole Aldrich (stretched) $685,340
Jordan McLaughlin (two-way)
Kelan Martin (two-way)
Total $132,547,644

Quick: Over the cap, hard-capped by the Jake Layman sign and trade.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Hard Cap: $138,928,000

Roster Count: 14 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart
PG: D’Angelo Russell, Jordan McLaughlin (two-way)
SG: Malik Beasley, Jarrett Culver, Jaylen Nowell, Jacob Evans
SF: Josh Okogie, Evan Turner, Jarred Vanderbilt, Kelan Martin (two-way)
PF: Juancho Hernangomez, James Johnson, Jake Layman, Omari Spellman
C: Karl-Anthony Towns, Naz Reid

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


  • Trade Exception (Treveon Graham, expiring 1/16/21) — $228,505
  • Trade Exception (Jeff Teague, expiring 1/16/21) — $500,000
  • Trade Exception (Gorgui Dieng, expiring 2/6/21) — $879,813
  • Mid-Level Exception — $4,959,690 (Noah Vonleh, Naz Reid, Jaylen Nowell)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,623,000

Waived Players: Cameron Reynolds, Lindell Wigginton, Jordan Murphy, Tyus Battle, Barry Brown, Tyrone Wallace (claimed by the Atlanta Hawks), Allen Crabbe

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Traded Players: Dario Saric, Jeff Teague, Treveon Graham, Robert Covington, Jordan Bell, Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier, Noah Vonleh, Gorgui Dieng

G-League Affiliate: Iowa Wolves (general manager Gianluca Pascucci, coach Sam Newman-Beck)

Two-Way Contracts: Jordan McLaughlin, Kelan Martin

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Ryan Saunders

Assistants: Ed Pinckney, Pablo Prigioni, Ed Pinckney, Jerry Sichting, Kevin Hanson (assistant coach/director of player development), Jeff Newton (offensive associate/player development coach), Max Lefevre (video coordinator/player development associate), Greg Stiemsma (player development associate), Kwadzo Ahelegbe (associate video coordinator/player development coach), Cole Fisher (basketball operations and coaching analyst)

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

Basketball Executives

  • Gersson Rosas — president of basketball operations
  • Sachin Gupta — executive vice president of basketball operations
  • Scott Layden – general manager
  • Noah Croom — assistant general manager
  • Joe Branch — assistant general manager
  • Gianluca Pascucci — assistant general manager
  • Manny Rohan — assistant general manager
  • Brian Pauga — director of player personnel
  • Todd Checovich — manager of basketball operations
  • Calvin Booth — director of pro personnel
  • Daisuke Yoshimoto — special assistant to the president of basketball operations

Pick Swaps

  • 2020 — Owed first-rounder (lottery protected through 2022, otherwise converts to 2022 and 2024 second-rounders) from the Brooklyn Nets (Allen Crabbe, Clint Capela).
  • 2021 — Owe first-rounder (top-three protected, unprotected in 2022) to the Golden State Warriors (D’Angelo Russell).
  • 2021 — Owe second-rounder to the Golden State Warriors (D’Angelo Russell).
  • 2022 — Owed the higher second-rounder from the Philadelphia 76ers or the Denver Nuggets (Wilson Chandler, Jimmy Butler).

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

Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $3.6 million from the Golden State Warriors (Treveon Graham\Shabazz Napier) — $2,017,000 remaining


  • 4/12/19 — Jeff Teague opted into the final year of his contract.
  • 5/3/19 — Hired Gersson Rosas as president of basketball operations.
  • 5/14/19 — Received the 11th and 43rd (from the Miami HEAT) picks in the draft lottery.
  • 6/20/19 — Officially named Ryan Saunders head coach.
  • 6/20/19 — Drafted Cameron Johnson (11th) and Jaylen Nowell (43rd).
  • 6/26/19 — Extended qualifying offer to Tyus Jones. Declined the offer to Mitchell Creek.
  • 6/28/19 — Waived Cameron Reynolds.
  • 7/4/19 — Signed Naz Reid to a two-way contract.
  • 7/6/19 — Traded Dario Saric and the rights to Cameron Johnson (11th) to the Phoenix Suns for the rights to Jarrett Culver (6th).
  • 7/7/19 — Declined an offer sheet on Tyus Jones (Memphis Grizzlies).
  • 7/8/19 — Signed Jarrett Culver (2019-6th) to a $26,422,143 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/8/19 — Traded the rights to Bojan Dubljevic (2013-59th) to the Portland Trail Blazers for Jake Layman, via sign and trade on a three-year $11,283,255 contract.
  • 7/8/19 — Signed Noah Vonleh to a $2 million contract.
  • 7/8/19 — Traded the rights to Lior Eliyahu (2006-44th) to the Golden State Warriors for Shabazz Napier, Treveon Graham and $3.6 million.
  • 7/8/19 — Claimed Tyrone Wallace off waivers (Los Angeles Clippers).
  • 7/10/19 — Shabazz Napier’s $1,845,301 guaranteed for 2019-20.
  • 7/10/19 — Treveon Graham’s $1,645,357 guaranteed for 2019-20.
  • 7/11/19 — Signed Jordan Bell to a $1,620,564 minimum contract.
  • 7/18/19 — Ended the two-way of Naz Reid, signing him to a partially-guaranteed four-year $6,129,593 contract, team option on final season.
  • 7/18/19 — Signed Jordan McLaughlin to a two-way contract.
  • 8/5/19 — Signed Jaylen Nowell (2019-43rd) to a partially-guaranteed $6,631,283 contract, team option on final season.
  • 8/8/19 — Signed Kelan Martin to a two-way contract.
  • 8/30/19 — Signed Lindell Wigginton to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract.
  • 9/12/19 — Tyrone Wallace’s contract guaranteed at $300,000 for 2019-20.
  • 9/15/19 — Signed Jordan Murphy to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract.
  • 10/14/19 — Waived Lindell Wigginton and Jordan Murphy.
  • 10/14/19 — Signed Tyus Battle to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract.
  • 10/14/19 — Signed Barry Brown to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract.
  • 10/21/19 — Waived Tyus Battle, Barry Brown and Tyrone Wallace.
  • 10/31/19 — Picked up Josh Okogie’s third-year rookie-scale option.
  • 11/12/19 — Justin Patton trade exception ($822,299) expired.
  • 1/16/20 — Traded Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham to the Atlanta Hawks for Allen Crabbe.
  • 2/5/20 — Traded Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier and Noah Vonleh to the Denver Nuggets, and Robert Covington and Jordan Bell to the Houston Rockets for Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez and Jarred Vanderbilt from the Nuggets, and Evan Turner and a protected 2020 first-rounder from the Brooklyn Nets.
  • 2/6/20 — Traded Andrew Wiggins, a protected 2021 first-rounder and a 2021 second-rounder to the Golden State Warriors for D’Angelo Russell, Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman.
  • 2/6/20 — Traded Gorgui Dieng to the Memphis Grizzlies for James Johnson from the Miami HEAT.
  • 2/29/20 — Waived Allen Crabbe.

Trade Kickers

  • Karl-Anthony Towns — 5 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Full Bird: Jerryd Bayless ($16,294,240)
  • Non-Bird: Mitchell Creek ($1,645,697), Jared Terrell (two-way), Aaron Brooks* ($1,620,564)

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

Unsigned Draft Picks:

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Paulao Prestes (2010-45th), Henk Norel (2009-47th)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Arena: Target Center


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

(Updated on 7/1/20)

Eric Pincus is a Senior Writer for Basketball Insiders, with a focus on the business side of the game.