New Orleans Pelicans Salary Archive – 2014/15

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Name 2014-15
Eric Gordon $14,898,938
Tyreke Evans $11,265,416
Jrue Holiday $9,904,495
Ryan Anderson $8,491,500
Omer Asik $8,374,646
Anthony Davis $5,607,240
Quincy Pondexter $3,146,068
Norris Cole $2,038,206
Alexis Ajinca $981,084
Luke Babbitt $981,084
Jimmer Fredette $915,243
Jeff Withey $816,482
Dante Cunningham $716,043
Darius Miller (waived) $400,000
Toney Douglas $143,870
Patric Young (waived) $107,436
Gal Mekel (waived) $86,451
Toney Douglas (expired 10-day) $53,838
Toney Douglas (expired 10-day) $53,838
Elliot Williams (expired 10-day) $53,838
Elliot Williams (expired 10-day) $53,838
Nate Wolters (expired 10-day) $48,028
Nate Wolters (expired 10-day) $48,028
Total $69,185,610

Quick: Cap space used.


  • Room: $732,000 (John Salmons)
  • Trade Exception (Russ Smith, expiring 1/12/16) — $507,336

Roster Space: 14 guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Tyreke Evans, Norris Cole, Toney Douglas, Jrue Holiday (injured)
SG: Eric Gordon, Jimmer Fredette
SF: Luke Babbitt, Quincy Pondexter, Dante Cunningham
PF: Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson
C: Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca, Jeff Withey

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

Head Coach: Monty Williams (four-year extension given before 2012/13 season)

Basketball Executives:

  • Dell Demps — General Manager

Pick Swaps:

  • 2015 — Owed second-rounder from Memphis Grizzlies (Quincy Pondexter).
  • 2015 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Philadelphia 76ers (Hasheem Thabeet, Ish Smith).
  • 2015 — Owe first-rounder (top-3 and 20-30 protected through 2018, top-3 and 25-30 protected through 2020, otherwise converts to 2020 and 2021 second-rounders) to Houston Rockets (Omer Asik).
  • 2015 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Chris Paul, Nick Young, Eric Maynor).
  • 2016 — Milwaukee Bucks can swap second-rounders, the higher of the Sacramento Kings and Pelicans’ selections (Hilton Armstrong, Jrue Holiday, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Minnesota Timberwolves (Brad Miller).


  • 6/22/14 — Acquired the rights to Russ Smith (2014-47th) from the Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to Pierre Jackson (2013-42nd).
  • 7/11/14 — Traded a Clippers’ 2016 conditional second-rounder to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Alonzo Gee.
  • 7/13/14 — Acquired Scotty Hopson from the Charlotte Hornets for $75k.
  • 7/15/14 — Traded Alonzo Gee, Scotty Hopson and a 2015-protected first-rounder to the Houston Rockets, along with Melvin Ely to the Washington Wizards, for Omer Asik, Omri Casspi and $1.5 million.
  • 7/15/14 — Signed Russ Smith to a three-year, $2.3 million partially-guaranteed minimum contract.
  • 7/19/14 — Signed Patrick Young to a two-year, $1.4 million partially guaranteed minimum contract.
  • 7/23/14 — Signed Jimmer Fredette to an estimated $948k contract.
  • 7/23/14 — Signed Darius Miller to a two-year, $1.9 partially-guaranteed minimum contract.
  • 8/11/14 — Signed John Salmons to a one-year, $2 million contract.  Contract not approved by NBA.
  • 8/22/14 — Signed John Salmons to a revised, one-year, $2 million contract.
  • 9/10/14 — Invited Dionte Christmas to camp on an $816k non-guaranteed contract.
  • 9/10/14 — Invited Kevin Jones to camp on an $816k non-guaranteed contract.
  • 9/10/14 — Invited Vernon Macklin to camp on an $816k non-guaranteed contract.
  • 10/1/14 — Invited D.J. Stephens to camp on an $816k non-guaranteed contract.
  • 10/24/14 — Picked up Anthony Davis’ fourth-year option.
  • 12/4/14 — Signed Dante Cunningham to a one-year, $831,942 non-guaranteed minimum contract.
  • 12/4/14 — Signed Gel Mekel to a two-year, $1.6 million non-guaranteed minimum contract.
  • 1/12/15 — Traded Austin Rivers to Boston Celtics and Russ Smith to Memphis Grizzlies for Quincy Pondexter and a Grizzlies’ 2015 second-rounder.
  • 1/14/15 — Signed Nate Wolters to a $48k, 10-day contract.
  • 1/24/15 — Signed Nate Wolters to a $48k, 10-day contract.
  • 2/4/15 — Signed Toney Douglas to a $62.6k, 10-day contract.
  • 2/18/15 — Signed Toney Douglas to a $62.6k, 10-day contract.
  • 2/19/15 — Traded a 2016-second rounder (Sacramento Kings) to Oklahoma City Thunder for Ish Smith, a 2015 second-rounder (Philadelphia 76ers), $801k and the rights to Latavious Williams.
  • 2/19/15 — Traded John Salmons to Phoenix Suns for Norris Cole, Shawne Williams, Justin Hamilton and $368,959 from the Miami HEAT.
  • 3/4/15 — Signed Elliot Williams to a $57.7k, 10-day contract.
  • 3/14/15 — Signed Elliot Williams to a $57.7k, 10-day contract.
  • 3/14/15 — Signed Toney Douglas to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1.3 million minimum contract.

Waived Players: Omri Casspi, Vernon Macklin, Dionte Christmas, Kevin Jones, D.J. Stephens, Darius Miller, Patric Young, Gal Mekel, Nate Wolters (expired 10-day), Toney Douglas (terminated 10-day), Ish Smith, Shawne Williams, Justin Hamilton, Elliot Williams (expired 10-day)

Free Agents:

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders:  Latavious Williams (2010-48th)

Cash Paid ($3.3 million max): $75k to Charlotte Hornets (Scotty Hopson)

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $1.5 million from Houston Rockets (Omer Asik); $801k from Oklahoma City Thunder (Ish Smith); $368,959 from Miami HEAT (Norris Cole), $630,000 from Los Angeles Clippers (Branden Dawson) — $41 remaining

Amnesty: Left unused.  No eligible players.


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(Updated on 7/6/15)

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