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New Orleans Pelicans Team Salary

Quick: Spent over the cap.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Projection for 2020-21 (flat $109.14 million cap): Up to $26.7 million in cap space, none with Brandon Ingram’s cap hold.

Roster Count: Eight guaranteed, one non-guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Lonzo Ball, Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SG: Jrue Holiday, JJ Redick
SF: Josh Hart, Darius Miller
PF: Zion Williamson, Nicolo Melli
C: Jaxson Hayes

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

Exceptions

  • Mid-Level Exception — $9,258,000
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,623,000

2020 NBA Draft*: 13th ($3,640,200 cap hold), 39th from the Washington Wizards (Jared Dudley, Jodie Meeks, Jason Smith, Nikola Mirotic), 42nd/43rd*, 60th from the Milwaukee Bucks (Nikola Mirotic)

*Lottery/Standings TBD

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None.
  • Second-rounders: Marcos Louzada Silva (2019-35th), Tony Carr (2018-51st), Latavious Williams (2010-48th)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • Darius Miller $7 million 7/8/20 (revised date TBD)

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates.

Free Agents (with Cap Holds*)

  • Full Bird: Derrick Favors ($26,475,000), Brandon Ingram (RFA, $21,796,455), E’Twaun Moore ($16,463,363), Frank Jackson (RFA, $2,023,150)
  • Early Bird: Kenrich Williams (RFA, $1,820,564), Jahlil Okafor ($1,620,464)
  • Non-Bird: Josh Gray (two-way), Zylan Cheatham (two-way)
  • None: Sindarius Thornwell (substitute)

* Estimated, pending the 2020-21 salary-cap figure.

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • Lonzo Ball
  • Josh Hart

Rookie-Scale Options

  • Zion Williamson
  • Jaxson Hayes
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

G-League Affiliate: Erie BayHawks (general manager Marc Chasanoff, coach Ryan Pannone)

Two-Way Contracts: None

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: TBD

Assistants: TBD

Trainer: Duane Brooks

Basketball Executives

  • David Griffin — executive vice president of basketball operations
  • Trajan Langdon — general manager
  • Swin Cash — vice president of basketball operations and team development
  • Bryson Graham — assistant general manager
  • Shane Kupperman — senior director, salary cap & strategy
  • Marc Chasanoff — senior director of basketball operations
  • Adam Barnes — chief of staff

Pick Swaps

  • 2021 — Owed a first-rounder (only conveys 1-7,  unprotected in 2022) from the Los Angeles Lakers (Anthony Davis).
  • 2021 — Owed a second-rounder from the Washington Wizards (Trey Burke, Kyle Korver, George Hill, Nikola Mirotic).
  • 2021 — Owed a second-rounder from the Cleveland Cavaliers (Kyle Korver, Jaxson Hayes).
  • 2021 — Chicago Bulls can swap second-rounders (Nikola Mirotic).
  • 2022 — Owed a second-rounder from the Cleveland Cavaliers (Kyle Korver, Jaxson Hayes).
  • 2023 — Owed second-rounder from the Washington Wizard (Markieff Morris).
  • 2023 — Can swap first-rounders with the Los Angeles Lakers (Anthony Davis).
  • 2023 — Owe a second-rounder (top-45 protected) to the Atlanta Hawks (Jaxson Hayes).
  • 2024 — Owed a first-rounder from the Los Angeles Lakers (Anthony Davis). The Pelicans can delay the pick until 2025.

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

Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $1 million from the Los Angeles Lakers (Anthony Davis)

Deadlines:

  • 10/16/20 — NBA Draft.
  • 10/17/20 — Qualifying offer deadlines on Brandon Ingram, Frank Jackson and Kenrich Williams.
  • 10/19/20-10/23/20 — NBA Moratorium.
  • 7/8/20 — Darius Miller’s $7 million guarantees for 2020-21 (revised date TBD).
  • Before first day of 2020-21 season — Extension deadlines for Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart.
  • 10/31/20 — Team options on Zion Williamson, Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (revised date TBD).
  • 6/29/21 — Qualifying offer deadline on Nicolo Melli.
  • 10/31/21 — Team options on Zion Williamson, Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker.
  • Before first day of the 2022-23 season — Extension deadlines for Zion Williamson, Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker.
  • 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Zion Williamson, Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates.  The NBA’s general cut-down date is January 10, although players need to clear 48 hours of waivers.

Transactions

  • 8/15/20 — Fired coach Alvin Gentry.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Trade Kickers

  • None.

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: None

Arena: Smoothie King Center

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Cap Holds

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

(Updated on 8/17/20)

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