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New York Knicks Salary Archive – 2020/21

Name 2020-21
Julius Randle $18,900,000
RJ Barrett $8,231,760
Derrick Rose $7,682,926
Joakim Noah (stretched) $6,431,667
Frank Ntilikina $6,176,578
Alec Burks $6,000,000
Nerlens Noel $5,000,000
Obi Toppin $4,862,040
Elfrid Payton $4,767,000
Kevin Knox $4,588,680
Reggie Bullock $4,200,000
Terrance Ferguson (waived) $3,944,013
Luca Vildoza $3,500,000
Vincent Poirier (waived) $2,619,207
Immanuel Quickley $2,105,520
Jacob Evans (waived) $2,017,320
Omari Spellman (waived) $1,988,280
Mitchell Robinson $1,663,861
Taj Gibson $1,442,968
Taj Gibson (waived) $1,000,000
Wayne Ellington (waived) $1,000,000
Elfrid Payton (waived) $1,000,000
Norvel Pelle $500,000
John Henson (expired 10-day) $110,998
Norvel Pelle (expired 10-day) $99,020
Norvel Pelle (expired 10-day) $99,020
Jared Harper (expired 10-day) $99,020
Tyler Hall (waived) $25,000
Andrew White (waived) $25,000
Jared Harper (two-way)
Theo Pinson (two-way)
Total $100,079,878

Quick: Under the cap by up to approximately $9.1 million and hard-capped by the Austin Rivers sign and trade.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Hard Cap: $138,928,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart*:
PG: Elfrid Payton, Derrick Rose, Frank Ntilikina, Luca Vildoza, Jared Harper (two-way)
SG: RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley
SF: Reggie Bullock, Alec Burks, Kevin Knox, Theo Pinson (two-way)
PF: Julius Randle, Obi Toppin
C: Nerlens Noel, Taj Gibson, Norvel Pelle, Mitchell Robinson (injured)

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

Exceptions

  • Room Exception — $4,767,000

Waived Players: Taj Gibson, Elfrid Payton, Wayne Ellington, Kenny Wooten (two-way, claimed by the Houston Rockets), Jacob Evans, Skal Labissiere, Andrew White III, Tyler Hall, James Young, Louis King, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bryce Brown, Myles Powell, Omari Spellman, Terrance Ferguson, Vincent Poirier, Myles Powell (two-way)

Traded Players: Ed Davis, Dennis Smith Jr, Austin Rivers, Ignas Brazdeikis

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Norvel Pelle (two), John Henson

G-League Affiliate: Westchester Knicks (director of basketball operations Joel Abelson, Derrick Alston head coach)

Two-Way Contracts: Theo Pinson, Jared Harper

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $449,115 for the full 2020-21 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date. Once a player reaches 50 games played, his salary will jump to the minimum for his years of service.

Governor: James Dolan

Basketball Executives

  • Leon Rose – president
  • Scott Perry — general manager
  • William Wesley — executive vice president, senior basketball advisor
  • Walt Perrin — assistant general manager, college scouting
  • Frank Zanin — assistant general manager, pro scouting
  • Brock Aller — vice president, basketball and strategic planning
  • Allan Houston — special assistant to the general manager
  • Jamie Matthews — vice president, basketball operations
  • Joel Abelson — director, basketball operations

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tom Thibodeau

Assistants: Johnnie Bryant (associate head coach), Darren Erman, Andy Greer, Larry Greer, Mike Woodson, Kenny Payne

Trainer: Anthony Goenaga

Pick Swaps

  • 2021 — Owed a first-rounder from the Dallas Mavericks (Kristaps Porzingis).
  • 2021 — First-round swap rights with the Los Angeles Clippers, provided the Clippers’ pick is lower than 4th (Marcus Morris).
  • 2021 — Owed a second-rounder from the Detroit Pistons (Khyri Thomas, Tobias Harris, Marcus Morris).
  • 2021 — Owed a the lower second-rounder from the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets (James Ennis, George Hill).
  • 2021 — Owe a second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Willy Hernangomez).
  • 2023 — Owed a first-rounder (top-10 protected through 2025, otherwise converts to a 2025 second-rounder) from the Dallas Mavericks (Kristaps Porzingis).
  • 2023 — Owed a second-rounder from the Detroit Pistons (Khyri Thomas, Tobias Harris, Marcus Morris, Daniel Oturu, Ricky Rubio).
  • 2023 — Owed a second-rounder from the Utah Jazz (Ed Davis).
  • 2024 — The Knicks have swap rights with the Utah Jazz (Ed Davis) for the higher of the Cleveland Cavaliers or Jazz’ second-rounders.
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder (top-55 protected) from the Miami HEAT (Dwyane Wade, Kevin Porter Jr., Jordan Bone, George Hill).
  • 2026 — Owed a second-rounder from the Minnesota Timberwolves (Omari Spellman).

Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $110,000 to the Utah Jazz (Ed Davis)

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

Transactions

  • 7/30/20 — Hired Tom Thibodeau as head coach.
  • 11/17/20 — Traded 2020-27th and 2020-38th to the Utah Jazz for 2020-23rd and the rights to Ante Tomic (2008-44th).
  • 11/18/20 — Drafted Obi Toppin (2020-8th) and Leandro Bolmaro (2020-53rd).
  • 11/19/20 — Waived Taj Gibson, Elfrid Payton, Wayne Ellington and Kenny Wooten (two-way, claimed by the Houston Rockets).
  • 11/19/20 — Reggie Bullock’s $4.2 million guaranteed for 2019-20.
  • 11/19/20 — Declined team options on Bobby Portis and Theo Pinson.
  • 11/19/20 — Issued a qualifying offer to Jared Harper.
  • 11/19/20 — Declined to issue a qualifying offers to Damyean Dotson and Theo Pinson.
  • 11/20/20 — Traded the rights to Leandro Bolmaro (2020-53rd) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the rights to Mathias Lessort (2017-50th) and a 2023 second-rounder, and the rights to Immanuel Quickley (2020-25th) from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • 11/22/20 — Renounced the rights to Mo Harkless.
  • 11/22/20 — Traded $110,000 to the Utah Jazz for Ed Davis and two second-rounders (2023 and 2024).
  • 11/22/20 — Signed Alec Burks to a $6 million contract.
  • 11/23/20 — Signed Obi Toppin (2020-8th) to a $22,118,492 rookie-scale contract.
  • 11/23/20 — Re-signed Jared Harper to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 11/24/20 — Traded Ed Davis to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Jacob Evans, Omari Spellman and a 2026 second-rounder.
  • 11/24/20 — Signed Nerlens Noel to a $5 million contract.
  • 11/25/20 — Traded the rights to Yusuf Sanon (2018-44th) to the Houston Rockets for Austin Rivers (via sign and trade) and the rights to Sergio Llull (2009-34th), Tadija Dragicevic (2008-53rd) and Axel Hervelle (2005-52nd). Rivers signed a partially-guaranteed three-year $9,975,000 contract.
  • 11/28/20 — Mitchell Robinson’s $1,663,861 guaranteed for 2020-21.
  • 11/28/20 — Signed Immanuel Quickley (2020-25th) to a $10,803,948 rookie-scale contract.
  • 11/29/20 — Re-signed Theo Pinson to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 11/29/20 — Re-signed Elfrid Payton to a $4,767,000 contract.
  • 11/29/20 — Signed Myles Powell to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a non-guaranteed $2,320,044 minimum summer contract (Exhibit 9).
  • 12/8/20 — Signed Skal Labissiere to a non-guaranteed $1,737,145 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/9/20 — Waived Jacob Evans.
  • 12/10/20 — Signed James Young to a $1,737,145 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/11/20 — Waived Skal Labissiere.
  • 12/11/20 — Signed Andrew White III to a non-guaranteed $1,445,697 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/12/20 — Waived Andrew White III.
  • 12/12/20 — Signed Tyler Hall to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/14/20 — Waived Tyler Hall.
  • 12/15/20 — Signed Bryce Brown to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/16/20 — Waived James Young.
  • 12/16/20 — Signed Louis King to a non-guaranteed $1,445,697 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/17/20 — Waived Louis King.
  • 12/19/20 — Waived Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bryce Brown and Myles Powell.
  • 12/21/20 — Extension deadlines on Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith Jr elapsed.
  • 12/21/20 — Picked up the third-year rookie-scale option on RJ Barrett.
  • 12/21/20 — Picked up the fourth-year rookie-scale option on Kevin Knox.
  • 12/29/20 — Declined the fourth-year rookie-scale option on Omari Spellman.
  • 1/7/21 — Waived Omari Spellman.
  • 1/7/21 — Signed Taj Gibson for the rest of the season at a non-guaranteed $2,283,684.
  • 2/8/21 — Traded Dennis Smith Jr and a 2021 Charlotte Hornets second-rounder to the Detroit Pistons for Derrick Rose.
  • 3/25/21 — Traded Austin Rivers to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Ignas Brazdeikis to the Philadelphia 76ers for Terrance Ferguson, Vincent Poirier, the rights to Emir Preldzic (2009-57th), a 2021 second-rounder  (the lower of the Houston Rockets and Sixers) and a Miami HEAT 2024 second-rounder (top-55 protected) from the Sixers for George Hill to the Thunder and Ignas Brazdeikis to the 76ers.
  • 3/28/21 — Waived Terrance Ferguson and Vincent Poirier.
  • 4/2/21 — Signed Norvel Pelle to a 10-day $99,020 contract.
  • 4/5/21 — Signed John Henson to a 10-day $158,097 contract.
  • 4/12/21 — Re-signed Norvel Pelle to a second 10-day $99,020 contract.
  • 4/15/21 — John Henson’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 4/22/21 — Norvel Pelle’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 4/22/21 — Re-signed Norvel Pelle’s a partially-guaranteed three-year $4,048,329 contract, team option on the final season.
  • 4/23/21 — Re-signed Jared Harper to a 10-day $99,020 contract, ending his two-way contract.
  • 4/23/21 — Signed Myles Powell to a two-way contract ($8,219 guaranteed).
  • 4/23/21 — Waived Myles Powell (two-way).
  • 5/3/21 — Jared Harper’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 5/3/21 — Re-signed Jared Harper to a two-way contract ($4,795 guaranteed).
  • 5/6/21 — Signed Luca Vildoza to a partially-guaranteed four-year $13,125,000 contract, team option on the final season.

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: Elfrid Payton (One-Year Bird); Taj Gibson (One-Year Bird)

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Mathias Lessort (2017-50th), Ognjen Jaramaz (2017-58th), Louis Labeyrie (2014-57th), Sergio Llull (2009-34th), Ante Tomic (2008-44th), Tadija Dragicevic (2008-53rd), Axel Hervelle (2005-52nd)

Qualifying Offers

  • None

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Rookie-Scale Options

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • None

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.

Arena: Madison Square Garden

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

(Updated on 5/29/21)

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