New York Knicks Salary Archive – 2015/16

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Name 2015-16
Carmelo Anthony $22,875,000
Robin Lopez $12,650,000
Aron Afflalo $8,000,000
Jose Calderon $7,402,812
Derrick Williams $4,400,000
Kyle O’Quinn $3,750,000
Kristaps Porzingis $4,131,720
Kevin Seraphin $2,814,000
Lance Thomas $1,636,842
Lou Amundson $1,635,476
Jerian Grant $1,572,360
Sasha Vujacic $947,276
Cleanthony Early $845,059
Langston Galloway $845,059
Tony Wroten $167,406
Darion Atkins (waived) $75,000
Thanasis Antetokounmpo (waived) $75,000
Wesley Saunders (waived) $75,000
Jimmer Fredette (expired 10-day) $55,722
Travis Trice (waived) $50,000
Thanasis Antetokounmpo (expired 10-day) $30,888
Total $74,034,620

Quick: Cap space spent.

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $10.0-$31.4 million

Exceptions

  • Room: $0 (Kevin Seraphin)

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway, Jerian Grant, Tony Wroten (injured)
SG: Sasha Vujacic, Arron Afflalo
SF: Carmelo Anthony, Cleanthony Early, Lance Thomas (injured)
PF: Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick Williams, Lou Amundson
C: Robin Lopez, Kyle O’Quinn, Kevin Seraphin

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

Deadlines

  • 5/17/16 — 2016 NBA draft lottery.
  • 6/16/16 — No-trade restriction lifts on Tony Wroten.
  • 6/22/16 — Player option on Derrick Williams and Arron Afflalo.
  • 6/23/16 — 2016 NBA Draft.
  • 6/30/16 — Qualifying offer deadlines on Cleanthony Early and Langston Galloway.
  • 7/1/16-7/6/16 — NBA annual moratorium.
  • 7/7/16 — Free agent signing period begins.
  • 10/1/16 — Tony Wroten’s salary guarantees for $25,000 for 2016/17.
  • First game of the season — Tony Wroten’s salary guarantees for $125,000 for 2016/17.
  • 10/31/16 — Team options on Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant.
  • Earlier of three days prior to NBA draft or seven days after team’s final game, before 6/29/17 — Player option on Kyle O’Quinn.
  • 12/15/16 — Tony Wroten’s salary guarantees for $345,000 for 2016/17.
  • 1/10/17 — Tony Wroten’s salary guarantees for $1,050,961 for 2016/17.
  • 10/31/17 — Team options on Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant.
  • 6/23/18 — Early Termination option (player) for Carmelo Anthony.
  • 10/31/18 — Extension deadlines on Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant.
  • 6/30/19 — Qualifying offer deadlines on Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates.  The NBA’s general cut-down date is approximately January 10.

Acquisitions

  • 6/25/15 — Selected Kristaps Porzingis with the 4th pick in the draft.
  • 6/25/15 — Traded Tim Hardaway Jr. to Atlanta Hawks for Jerian Grant (2015-19th).
  • 6/25/15 — Traded a 2020 second-rounder, a 2021 second-rounder and $1.5 million in cash to Philadelphia 76ers for Guillermo Hernangomez (2015-35th)
  • 7/9/15 — Renounced the rights to Travis Wear, Alexey Shved, Shane Larkin, Andrea Bargnani, Quincy Acy, Baron Davis, Jason Smith and Mike Bibby.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Robin Lopez to a four-year, $54 million contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Derrick Williams to a two-year, $9 million contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Arron Afflalo to a two-year, $16 million contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/9/15 — Traded $100k and gave Orlando Magic the rights to swap second-rounders in 2019 for Kyle O’Quinn, via sign and trade on a four-year, $16 million contract.
  • 7/10/15 — Re-signed Lance Thomas to a one-year, $1.6 million contract.
  • 7/28/15 — Re-signed Lou Amundson to a one-year, $1.6 million contract.
  • 7/28/15 — Signed Kristaps Porzingis (2015-4th) to an $18.7 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/28/15 — Signed Jerian Grant (19th) to a $7.6 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 8/5/15 — Signed Thanasis Antetokounmpo (2014-51st) to a two-year, partially-guaranteed ($75k) $1.4 million contract.
  • 8/6/15 — Signed Kevin Seraphin to a $2.8 million contract.
  • 8/7/15 — Signed Sasha Vujacic to a $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 9/8/15 — Signed Darion Atkins to a partially-guaranteed ($75k), $525k rookie minimum contract.
  • 9/8/15 — Signed Wesley Saunders to a partially-guaranteed ($75k), $525k rookie minimum contract.
  • 9/15/15 — Langston Galloway’s salary guaranteed for $440k.
  • 9/22/15 — Signed Travis Trice to a partially-guaranteed ($50k), $525k rookie minimum contract.
  • 9/22/15 — Signed DeJuan Summers to a non-guaranteed $1.0 million minimum summer contract.
  • 1/10/16 — Langston Galloway’s $845k guaranteed for 15/16.
  • 1/29/16 — Signed Thanasis Antetokounmpo to a $30.9k 10-day contract.
  • 2/8/16 — Fired Derek Fisher.
  • 2/22/16 — Signed Jimmer Fredette to a $59.7k 10-day contract.
  • 3/16/16 — Signed Tony Wroten to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1,218,367 contract.

No-Trade: Carmelo Anthony, Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas

Waived Players: Ricky Ledo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo (expired 10-day), Jimmer Fredette (expired 10-day)

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Guillermo Hernangomez (2015-35th), Louis Labeyrie (2014-57th)

Coaching Staff

Interim Head Coach: Kurt Rambis

Assistants: Jim Cleamons, Brian Keefe, Rasheed Hazzard, Joshua Longstaff (player development)

Trainer: Roger Hinds, Anthony Goenaga (assistant)

Basketball Executives

  • Phil Jackson- President
  • Steve Mills — Executive Vice President and General Manager
  • Allan Houston — Assistant General Manager
  • Jamie Matthews — Vice President, Basketball Operations
  • Mark Warkentien — Director, Player Personnel
  • Glen Grunwald — Basketball Advisor
  • John Gabriel — Director, Basketball Operations

Pick Swaps

  • 2016 — Denver Nuggets have right to swap first-rounders (Carmelo Anthony).
  • 2016 — Owe first-rounder (after Denver swap) to Toronto Raptors (Andrea Bargnani).
  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder to Houston Rockets (Raymond Felton, Jrue Holiday, Wayne Ellington, Jason Terry).
  • 2017 — Owed second-rounder from Houston Rockets (Pablo Prigioni).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to Utah Jazz (Andrea Bargnani, Steve Novak).
  • 2018 — Philadelphia 76ers have right to swap the Los Angeles Clippers’ second-rounder with the Knicks second-rounder (Byron Mullens, Travis Outlaw).
  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Cleveland Cavaliers (Dion Waiters).
  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Houston Rockets (Pablo Prigioni).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Travis Outlaw).
  • 2019 — Orlando Magic have right to swap second-rounders (Kyle O’Quinn).
  • 2020 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Guillermo Hernangomez).
  • 2021 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Guillermo Hernangomez).

Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $100k to Orlando Magic (Kyle O’Quinn),

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $0

Free Agents

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • Carmelo Anthony — 15%

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

Amnesty: Used on Chauncey Billups.

D-League Affiliate: Westchester Knicks

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(Updated on 4/21/16)

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