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Oklahoma City Thunder Team Salary

Quick: Over the cap by exceptions but can get to $14 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 $54 million in cap space.

Roster Count: 14 guaranteed, two two-ways, one 10-day

Depth Chart*:
PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Theo Maledon, Ty Jerome
SG: Kenrich Williams, Svi Mykhailiuk, Charlie Brown Jr (10-day)
SF: Luguentz Dort, Gabriel Deck, Josh Hall (two-way), Jaylen Hoard (two-way)
PF: Darius Bazley, Mike Muscala, Isaiah Roby
C: Aleksej Pokusevski, Moses Brown, Tony Bradley, Al Horford (NWT)

*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 7/27/21) — $865,853
  • Trade Exception (Ricky Rubio, expiring 8/1/21) — $850,600
  • Trade Exception (Kelly Oubre, expiring 8/7/21*) — $332,940
  • Trade Exception (Steven Adams, expiring 8/8/21*) — $27,528,088
  • Trade Exception (Danilo Gallinari, expiring 8/9/21*) — $10,100,000
  • Trade Exception (Jalen Lecque, expiring 8/10/21*) — $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
  • Mid-Level Exception — $0 (Theo Maledon, Moses Brown, Gabriel Deck)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,623,000

* Exact date TBD

Waived Players: Josh Gray, Zylan Cheatham, Antonius Cleveland, Melvin Frazier Jr, Jaylen Hoard, Omer Yurtseven, TJ Leaf, Admiral Schofield, Chasson Randle, Frank Jackson, Meyers Leonard, Austin Rivers, Justin Jackson, Darius Miller

Traded Players: Chris Paul, Abdel Nader, Dennis Schroder, Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Danilo Gallinari (via sign-and-trade), Steven Adams, Jalen Lecque, James Johnson, Danny Green, Terrence Ferguson, Vincent Poirier, Trevor Ariza, George Hill

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Justin Robinson (two), Charlie Brown Jr

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

Two-Way Contracts: Josh Hall, Jaylen Hoard

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: 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

  • 2021 — Owed a first-rounder from the Miami HEAT (Goran Dragic, Mikal Bridges, Tobias Harris, Paul George).
  • 2021 — Can swap first-rounders (lowest of the Thunder or Miami HEAT) with the Houston Rockets (top-4 protected, Russell Westbrook). May go to the Brooklyn Nets via Houston (James Harden).
  • 2021 — Owed a first-rounder (top-20 protected, otherwise converts to a Minnesota Timberwolves 2021 second-rounder) from the Golden State Warriors (Kelly Oubre).
  • 2021 — Owed a second-rounder from the Denver Nuggets (Wilson Chandler, Alec Burks, Kelly Oubre).
  • 2021 — Owe a second-rounder (top-55 protected) to the Boston Celtics (Vincent Poirier).
  • 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 — 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 — Owed a second-rounder from the Washington Wizards (Markieff Morris, Steven Adams)
  • 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 — 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

  • 5/15/21 — Charlie Brown Jr’s 10-day contract expires.
  • 6/15/21 — No-trade restrictions lift on Moses Brown and Gabriel Deck.
  • 6/22/21 — NBA Draft Lottery.
  • 7/19/21 — Chris Paul trade exception expires.
  • 7/27/21 — Dennis Schroder trade exception expires.
  • 7/29/21 — NBA Draft.
  • 7/31/21 — Qualifying offer deadline for Tony Bradley and Svi Mykhailiuk.
  • Note: 2021-22 timing will still need revision with 2020-21 running late.
  • 8/1/21 — Final day of 2020-21 season.
  • 8/1/21 — Final Day of 2020-21 season.
  • 8/1/21 — Ricky Rubio trade exception expires.
  • 8/2/21 — Start of 2021-22 season and moratorium.
  • 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.
  • 8/7/21 — Kelly Oubre trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
  • 8/8/21 — Steven Adams trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
  • 8/9/21 — Danilo Gallinari trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
  • 8/10/21 — Jalen Lecque trade exceptions expires (exact date TBD).
  • 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.
  • 2/3/22 — Trevor Ariza trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
  • 2/11/22 — George Hill trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
  • 6/29/22 – Team option on Isaiah Roby.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadline for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
  • 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.
  • 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 Moses Brown.
  • 6/30/23 — Theo Maledon’s $1,930,681 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.
  • TBD — Moses Brown’s guarantee details.
  • TBD — Gabriel Deck’s guarantee details.

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

Transactions

  • 9/8/20 — Parted ways with coach Billy Donovan.
  • 11/11/20 — Hired coach Mark Daigneault.
  • 11/16/20 — Opted Abdel Nader into the final year of his contract.
  • 11/16/20 — Traded Chris Paul and Abdel Nader to the Phoenix Suns for Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a protected 2022 first-rounder.
  • 11/17/20 — Declined the team option on Deonte Burton.
  • 11/18/20 — Drafted Immanuel Quickley (2020-25th) and Cassius Winston (2020-53rd).
  • 11/19/20 — Mike Muscala opted into the final year of his contract.
  • 11/19/20 — Opted Hamidou Diallo into the final year of his contract.
  • 11/19/20 — Declined to issue qualifying offers to Kevin Hervey and Deonte Burton.
  • 11/19/20 — Traded a top-55 protected 2021 second-rounder to the Boston Celtics for Vincent Poirier and $1 million.
  • 11/19/20 — Traded Dennis Schroder to the Los Angeles Lakers for Danny Green and the rights to Jaden McDaniels (2020-28th).
  • 11/19/20 — Traded the rights to Cassius Winston (2020-53rd) and a Memphis Grizzlies 2024 second-rounder to the Washington Wizards for Admiral Schofield and the rights to Vit Krejci (2020-37th).
  • 11/20/20 — Traded Ricky Rubio and the rights to Jaden McDaniels (2020-28th) to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the rights to Immanuel Quickley (2020-25th) to the New York Knicks for James Johnson, the rights to Aleksej Pokusevski (2020-17th) and a 2024 second-rounder from the Timberwolves.
  • 11/21/20 — Start of the 2020-21 season.
  • 11/22/20 — Traded Kelly Oubre to the Golden State Warriors for a 2021 first-rounder (top-20 protected, otherwise a 2021 Minnesota Timberwolves second-rounder) and a Denver Nuggets 2021 second-rounder.
  • 11/23/20 — Traded Steven Adams (via extend-and-trade) to the New Orleans Pelicans for Zylan Cheatham (via sign-and-trade), Josh Gray (via sign-and-trade), Kenrich Williams (via sign-and-trade), Darius Miller, a Washington Wizards 2023 second-rounder and a Charlotte Hornets 2024 second-rounder, George Hill from the Milwaukee Bucks, and a 2023 first-rounder (lottery protected through 2025, otherwise converts to 2025 and 2026 second-rounders) from the Denver Nuggets. Cheatham signed a partially-guaranteed three-year $4,994,028 contract. Gray signed a partially-guaranteed three-year $5,294,220 contract. Williams signed a partially-guaranteed three-year $6 million contract. Adams signed a two-year $35 million extension.
  • 11/24/20 — Jerami Grant trade exception ($467,205) expired.
  • 11/24/20 — Traded Danilo Gallinari (via sign-and-trade) and $750,000 to the Atlanta Hawks for a top-55 protected 2025 second-rounder. Gallinari signed a partially-guaranteed three-year $61,425,000 contract.
  • 11/25/20 — Traded Jalen Lecque to the Indiana Pacers for TJ Leaf and a 2027 second-rounder.
  • 11/26/20 — Paul George trade exception ($799,395) expired.
  • 11/27/20 — Traded James Johnson to the Dallas Mavericks for Trevor Ariza from the Detroit Pistons, and Justin Jackson a 2023 second-rounder and a 2026 second-rounder from the Dallas Mavericks.
  • 12/1/20 — Waived Josh Gray.
  • 12/1/20 — Signed Aleksej Pokusevski (2020-17th) to a $14,349,113 rookie-scale contract.
  • 12/2/20 — Waived Zylan Cheatham.
  • 12/2/20 — Signed Antonius Cleveland to a non-guaranteed $1,620,564 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/3/20 — Waived Antonius Cleveland.
  • 12/3/20 — Signed Melvin Frazier Jr to a non-guaranteed $1,620,564 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/4/20 — Signed Frank Jackson to a partially-guaranteed two-year $3,502,875 minimum contract.
  • 12/5/20 — Waived Melvin Frazier Jr.
  • 12/5/20 — Signed Jaylen Hoard to a non-guaranteed $1,445,697 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/6/20 — Waived Jaylen Hoard.
  • 12/7/20 — Signed Omer Yurtseven to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/8/20 — Waived Omer Yurtseven.
  • 12/8/20 — Signed Moses Brown to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 12/8/20 — Signed Josh Hall to a two-way contract.
  • 12/8/20 — Traded Danny Green, Vincent Poirier and Terrance Ferguson to the Philadelphia 76ers for Al Horford, Theo Maledon (2020-34th), a protected 2025 first-rounder (top-6 protected in 2025, top-4 protected through 2027, otherwise converts to a 2027 second-rounder), the rights to Vasilije Micic (2014-52nd) and $2 million.
  • 12/9/20 — Signed Theo Maledon (2020-34th) to a partially-guaranteed $7,830,681 contract, team option on the final season.
  • 12/18/20 — Waived TJ Leaf and Admiral Schofield.
  • 12/19/20 — Signed Chasson Randle to a non-guaranteed $1,678,854 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/19/20 — Waived Chasson Randle.
  • 12/21/20 — Extension deadline on Justin Jackson elapsed.
  • 12/21/20 — Waived Frank Jackson.
  • 12/27/20 — Picked up the fourth-year rookie-scale option on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
  • 12/27/20 — Picked up the third-year rookie-scale options on Ty Jerome and Darius Bazley.
  • 3/11/21 — Justin Patton trade exception ($722,254) expired.
  • 3/17/21 — Traded Trevor Ariza to the Miami Heat for Meyers Leonard and a 2027 second-rounder.
  • 3/7/21 — Guaranteed Luguentz Dort’s $1,782,621 for 2021-22 and $1,930,681 for 2022-23, the last year is still a team option.
  • 3/25/21 — Waived Meyers Leonard.
  • 3/25/21 — Traded George Hill to the Philadelphia 76ers for Tony Bradley, 2025 and 2026 second-rounders from the Sixers, and Austin Rivers from the New York Knicks. The 76ers also acquired Ignas Brazdeikis from the Knicks. New York acquired 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 Philadelphia.
  • 3/28/21 — Waived Austin Rivers.
  • 3/28/21 — Re-signed Moses Brown to a partially-guaranteed (TBD) $1,850,518 four-year contract, team option on the final season, ending his two way.
  • 4/5/21 — Waived Justin Jackson.
  • 4/5/21 — Signed Jaylen Hoard to a two-way contract.
  • 4/5/21 — Signed Justin Robinson to a 10-day $99,020 contract.
  • 4/8/21 — Waived Darius Miller.
  • 4/10/21 — Signed Gabriel Deck to a partially-guaranteed $14,513,890 contract, team option on the final season.
  • 4/15/21 — Justin Robinson’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 4/15/21 — Re-signed Justin Robinson to a second 10-day $99,020 contract.
  • 4/25/21 — Justin Robinson’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 4/25/21 — Signed Charlie Brown Jr to a 10-day $99,020 contract.
  • 5/5/21 — Charlie Brown Jr’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 5/5/21 — Re-signed Charlie Brown Jr to a second 10-day $99,020 contract.

No-Trade: Svi Mykhailiuk (just aggregation restriction), Meyers Leonard (just aggregation restriction)

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)

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • None

Rookie-Scale Options

  • None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Full Bird: Nick Collison*** ($1,620,564)
  • Early Bird: Deonte Burton ($1,620,564), Raymond Felton*** ($1,620,564)
  • Non-Bird: Kevin Hervey (two-way), Norris Cole*** ($1,620,564), Jawun Evans*** ($1,445,697)

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

Qualifying Offers

  • 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.

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(Updated on 5/6/21)

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