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Oklahoma City Thunder Team Salary

Quick: Over the cap by exceptions but can get to $8.3 million under. Hard-capped by the Zylan Cheatham, Josh Gray and Kenrich Williams sign-and-trades.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Hard Cap: $138,928,000

Projection for 2021-22 ($112,414,000 cap): Up to $42 million in cap space.

NBA Draft: No. 6, No. 16 from the Boston Celtics (Kemba Walker), No. 18 from the Miami Heat (Goran Dragic), No. 34, No. 36 from the Minnesota Timberwolves (D’Angelo Russell, Kelly Oubre), No. 55 from the Denver Nuggets (Wilson Chandler, Alec Burks, Kelly Oubre)

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Vit Krejci (2020-37th), Vasilije Micic (2014-52nd), DeVon Hardin (2008-50th), Yotam Halperin (2006-53rd), Sofoklis Schortsanitis (2003-34th), Szymon Szewczyk (2003-35th), Paccelis Morlende (2003-50th), Abdul Shamsid-Deen (1990-53rd)

Roster Count: Seven guaranteed, four non-guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Kemba Walker, Theo Maledon, Ty Jerome
SG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kenrich Williams, Charlie Brown Jr
SF: Luguentz Dort, Gabriel Deck
PF: Darius Bazley, Isaiah Roby
C: Aleksej Pokusevski

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

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Chris Paul, expiring 7/19/21) — $908,960
  • Trade Exception (Dennis Schroder, expiring 7/30/21) — $865,853
  • Trade Exception (Ricky Rubio, expiring 8/2/21) — $850,600
  • Trade Exception (Kelly Oubre, expiring 8/6/21) — $332,940
  • Trade Exception (Steven Adams, expiring 8/9/21) — $27,528,088
  • Trade Exception (Danilo Gallinari, expiring 8/9/21) — $10,100,000
  • Trade Exception (Jalen Lecque, expiring 8/9/21) — $1,517,981
  • Trade Exception (Trevor Ariza, expiring 2/3/22) — $12,800,000
  • Trade Exception (George Hill, expiring 2/11/22) — $9,590,602
  • Projected Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception — $9,536,000
  • Projected Bi-Annual Exception — $3,732,000

* Exact date TBD

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • Isaiah Roby $1,782,621 — 8/4/21
  • Kenrich Williams $2 million — 12/15/21
  • Gabriel Deck $3,676,852 — 1/7/22
  • Charlie Brown Jr $1,701,593 — 1/7/22

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

Options

  • None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Full Bird: Tony Bradley (RFA, $10,626,180), Svi Mykhailiuk (RFA, $2,079,826), Nick Collison*** ($1,669,178)
  • Early Bird: Mike Muscala ($1,669,178), Deonte Burton*** ($1,669,178, Raymond Felton*** ($1,669,178)
  • Non-Bird: Josh Hall (two-way, RFA), Jaylen Hoard (two-way, RFA), Norris Cole*** ($1,669,178), Jawun Evans*** (two-way, RFA), Kevin Hervey*** (two-way, RFA)

*** Cannot be included in a sign-and-trade

Qualifying Offers

  • Tony Bradley $5,277,669
  • Svi Mykhailiuk $2,079,826
  • Josh Hall (two-way with $50,000 guaranteed)
  • Jaylen Hoard (two-way with $50,000 guaranteed)

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Rookie-Scale Options

  • Aleksej Pokusevski (third-year)
  • Darius Bazley (fourth-year)
  • Ty Jerome (fourth-year)

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: Al Horford, Moses Brown

G-League Affiliate: Oklahoma City Blue (Nazr Mohammed general manager, Grant Gibbs coach)

Two-Way Contracts: None

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. TBD for 2021-22.

Governor: Clay Bennett

Basketball Executives

  • Sam Presti — executive vice president of basketball operations and general manager
  • Rob Hennigan — vice president of basketball operations
  • Will Dawkins — vice president of basketball operations
  • Jesse Gould — vice president of strategy and analysis
  • Wynn Sullivan — vice president of strategy and design
  • Brandon Barnett — director of pro player personnel

Head Coach: Mark Daigneault

Assistants: David Akinyooye, Dave Bliss, Mike Wilks, Mike Miller, Zach Peterson, Kameron Woods

Trainer: Dr. Donnie Strack (vice president of human & player performance), Tony Katzenmeier (athletic trainer), Andrew Paul (senior athletic performance coach)

Pick Swaps

  • 2022 — Owed a first-rounder from the Los Angeles Clippers (Paul George).
  • 2022 — Owed a first-rounder (top-12 protected in 2022, top-10 in 2023, top-eight in 2024, unprotected in 2025) from the Phoenix Suns (Chris Paul).
  • 2022 — Owe first-rounder (lottery protected otherwise converts to 2024 and 2025 second-rounders) to the Atlanta Hawks (Carmelo Anthony).
  • 2023 — Owed first-rounder (lottery protected through 2025, unprotected in 2026) from the Miami HEAT (Jimmy Butler, Paul George).
  • 2023 — Owed a first-rounder (lottery protected through 2025, otherwise converts to 2025 and 2026 second-rounders) from the Denver Nuggets (RJ Hampton).
  • 2023 — Can swap first-rounders with the Los Angeles Clippers (Paul George).
  • 2023 — Owed a second-rounder from the Washington Wizards (Markieff Morris, Steven Adams)
  • 2023 — The higher second-rounder from the Miami HEAT and Dallas Mavericks to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The higher of (the lower second-rounder from Miami and Dallas) and the Houston Rockets (33-60) goes to the Boston Celtics. The pick that does not go to Boston (including Houston 31-32) goes to the Pacers (Josh McRoberts, Delon Wright, Bruno Caboclo, Desmond Bane, James Johnson, James Harden).
  • 2023 — Owe the lowest second-rounder from the Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, Miami HEAT and Dallas Mavericks to the Boston Celtics (Kemba Walker).
  • 2024 — Owed a first-rounder (top-four protected, otherwise converts to 2024 and 2025 second-rounders) from the Houston Rockets (Russell Westbrook).
  • 2024 — Owed a first-rounder from the Los Angeles Clippers (Paul George)
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Minnesota Timberwolves (Ricky Rubio).
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Charlotte Hornets (Nick Richards, Steven Adams).
  • 2025 — Owed a first-rounder (top-6 protected in 2025, top-4 protected through 2027, otherwise converts to a 2027 second-rounder) from the Philadelphia 76rs (Al Horford).
  • 2025 — Owed a second-rounder (top-55 protected) from the Atlanta Hawks (Danilo Gallinari).
  • 2025– Owe a second-rounder (the higher of the Memphis Grizzlies and Celtics) to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Desmond Bane, Kemba Walker).
  • 2025 — Can swap first-rounders with the Los Angeles Clippers (Paul George).
  • 2025 — Can swap first-rounders (top-10 protected) with the Houston Rockets (Russell Westbrook). The Rockets may swap the subsequent Thunder first-rounder with the Brooklyn Nets.
  • 2025 — Owed second-rounder from the Philadelphia 76ers (George Hill).
  • 2026 — Owed second-rounder from the Philadelphia 76ers (George Hill).
  • 2026 — Owed a first-rounder from the Los Angeles Clippers (Paul George).
  • 2026 — Owed a first-rounder (top-four protected, otherwise converts to a 2026 second-rounder and $1 million) from the Houston Rockets (Russell Westbrook).
  • 2026 — Owed a second-rounder from the Dallas Mavericks (James Johnson).
  • 2027 — Owed a second-rounder from the Indiana Pacers (TJ Leaf).
  • 2027 — Owed a second-rounder from the Houston Rockets (Christian Wood, Hamidou Diallo).
  • 2027 — Owed a second-rounder from the Miami HEAT (Trevor Ariza).

Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $750,000 to the Atlanta Hawks (Danilo Gallinari) — $4,867,000 remaining

Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $2 million from the Philadelphia 76ers (Al Horford) — $3,617,000 remaining

Deadlines

  • 6/22/21 — NBA Draft Lottery.
  • 7/4/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on Gabriel Deck.
  • 7/19/21 — Chris Paul trade exception expires.
  • 7/29/21 — NBA Draft.
  • 7/30/21 — Dennis Schroder trade exception expires.
  • 7/31/21 — Qualifying offer deadline for Tony Bradley and Svi Mykhailiuk.
  • 8/1/21 — Final Day of 2020-21 season.
  • 8/2/21 — Start of 2021-22 season and moratorium.
  • 8/2/21 — Ricky Rubio trade exception expires.
  • 8/4/21 — Isaiah Roby’s $1,782,621 guarantees for 2021-22.
  • 8/5/21 — Final day of the moratorium.
  • 8/6/21 — Free agents can sign as of 12:01 PM ET.
  • 8/6/21 — Kelly Oubre trade exception expires.
  • 8/9/21 — Steven Adams trade exception expires.
  • 8/9/21 — Danilo Gallinari trade exception expires.
  • 8/9/21 — Jalen Lecque trade exceptions expires.
  • 8/13/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on Charlie Brown Jr.
  • 8/16/21 — No-aggregation restriction lifts on Kemba Walker.
  • Before first day of 2021-22 season — Extension deadline on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
  • 10/31/21 — Team options on Aleksej Pokusevski, Darius Bazley and Ty Jerome.
  • 12/15/21 — Kenrich Williams’ $2 million guarantees for 2021-22.
  • 1/7/22 — Gabriel Deck’s $3,676,852 guarantees for 2021-22.
  • 1/7/22 — Charlie Brown Jr’s $1,701,593 guarantee for 2021-22.
  • 2/3/22 — Trevor Ariza trade exception expires.
  • 2/11/22 — George Hill trade exception expires.
  • 6/29/22 — Team option on Isaiah Roby.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Charlie Brown Jr.
  • 6/29/22 — Team option on Luguentz Dort.
  • 6/30/22 — Theo Maledon’s $1.9 million guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 7/3/22 — Isaiah Roby’s $1,930,681 guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 9/20/22 — Gabriel Deck’s $3,483,334 guarantees for 2022-23.
  • Before first day of the 2022-23 season — Extension deadlines on Darius Bazley and Ty Jerome.
  • 10/31/22 — Team option on Aleksej Pokusevski.
  • Before the first game of the 2022-23 season — Kenrich Williams’ $2 million guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadline for Darius Bazley and Ty Jerome.
  • 6/29/23 — Team options on Theo Maledon and Gabriel Deck.
  • 6/30/23 — Theo Maledon’s $1,930,681 guarantees for 2023-24.
  • 9/20/23 — Gabriel Deck’s $3,483,334 guarantees for 2023-24.
  • Before first day of the 2023-24 season — Extension deadline on Aleksej Pokusevski.
  • 6/29/24 — Qualifying offer deadline for Aleksej Pokusevski.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than January 7 each year.

Transactions

  • 6/18/21 — Traded Al Horford, Moses Brown and a 2023 second-rounder (the lowest of the Washington Wizards, Thunder and the higher second-rounder from the Miami HEAT and Dallas Mavericks) to the Boston Celtics for Kemba Walker, No. 16 in 2021 and a 2025 second-rounder (the higher of the Memphis Grizzlies and Celtics).
  • 6/22/21 — Received the No. 6 pick in the NBA Draft Lottery.

No-Trade: None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Poison Pill

  • None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena

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Cap Holds

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(Updated on 7/2/21)

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