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Oklahoma City Thunder Team Salary

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Quick: Over the cap, but can get under by as much as $42.7 million.

Salary Cap: $112,414,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $136,606,000

Projection for 2022-23 (cap $119 million): Up to $23.7 million in cap space.

Roster Count: 12 guaranteed, three non-guaranteed, one two-way

Depth Chart*:
PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Theo Maledon, Tre Mann, Ty Jerome
SG: Josh Giddey, Gabriel Deck, Charlie Brown Jr
SF: Luguentz Dort, Kenrich Williams, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Aaron Wiggins (two-way)
PF: Darius Bazley, Mike Muscala, Isaiah Roby
C: Aleksej Pokusevski, Derrick Favors

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

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Trevor Ariza, expiring 2/3/22) — $12,800,000
  • Trade Exception (George Hill, expiring 2/11/22) — $9,590,602
  • Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception — $4,036,000 (Mike Muscala, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,732,000

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • 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.

Rookie-Scale Options

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

Waived Players: Kemba Walker, Josh Hall (two-way)

Traded Players: Al Horford, Moses Brown

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

Two-Way Contracts: Aaron Wiggins

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $462,629 for the full 2021-22 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date.

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
  • Nick Collison — special assistant to Sam Presti

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 — Owed a first-rounder (top-16 protected through 2022, top-18 protected through 2024, top-13 protected in 2025, top-11 protected in 2026, top-9 protected in 2027, otherwise conveys as 2027 second-rounder) from the Detroit Pistons (Christian Wood, Alperen Sengun).
  • 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 — Owed a first-rounder (lottery protected in 2023, top-12 in 2024, top-10 in 2025, top-8 in 2026, otherwise converts to 2026 and 2027 second-rounders) from the Washington Wizards (John Wall, Alperen Sengun).
  • 2023 — The higher first-rounder from the Los Angeles Clippers and Thunder (Paul George).
  • 2023 — The higher two second-rounders from the Washington Wizards, Thunder and (the higher from Miami HEAT and Dallas Mavericks, the lower to the New York Knicks) 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, 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 (two-years after the obligation to the Memphis Grizzlies, top-10 protected through 2025, top-8 protected in 2026, otherwise converts to a 2028 second-rounder) from the Utah Jazz (Derrick Favors).
  • 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– Owed a second-rounder (the higher of the Memphis Grizzlies and Celtics) from the Memphis Grizzlies (Desmond Bane, Kemba Walker).
  • 2025 — Owed second-rounder from the Philadelphia 76ers (George Hill).
  • 2025 — Can swap first-rounders with the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets (top-10 protected. The higher of Brooklyn Nets and (lower of the Thunder and Rockets (top-10 protected)) to the Rockets. The lowest of OKC, Rockets (top-10 protected) and Brooklyn to the Nets (if the Rockets top-10 protected is higher than the Clippers) (Paul George, Russell Westbrook..
  • 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 the three highest from the Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Miami HEAT and Thunder, the lowest to the Utah Jazz (TJ Leaf, Christian Wood, Hamidou Diallo, Trevor Ariza, Derrick Favors).

Cash Paid ($5,785,000 max): $0

Cash Received ($5,785,000 max): $0

Deadlines

  • 9/8/21 — No-aggregation restriction lifts on Derrick Favors.
  • 10/19/21 — First day of the 2021-22 regular season.
  • 10/31/21 — Team options on Aleksej Pokusevski, Darius Bazley and Ty Jerome.
  • 12/15/21 — Kenrich Williams’ $2 million guarantees for 2021-22.
  • 12/15/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on Mike Muscala.
  • 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.
  • 4/10/22 — Final day of the 2021-22 regular season.
  • 6/23/22 — NBA Draft.
  • 6/29/22 — Team option on Isaiah Roby, Mike Muscala and Luguentz Dort.
  • 6/29/22 — Derrick Favors’ player option.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadline for Charlie Brown Jr.
  • 6/30/22 — Theo Maledon’s $1.9 million guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 7/1/22 — Start of the 2022-23 calendar year and moratorium.
  • 7/3/22 — Isaiah Roby’s $1,930,681 guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 7/5/22 — Final day of the moratorium.
  • 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 options on Aleksej Pokusevski, Josh Giddey and Tre Mann.
  • 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.
  • 6/30/23 — Jeremiah Robinson-Earl’s $1.9 million 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.
  • 10/31/23 — Team options on Josh Giddey and Tre Mann.
  • 6/29/24 — Qualifying offer deadline for Aleksej Pokusevski.
  • 6/29/24 — Team option on Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.
  • 6/30/24 — Jeremiah Robinson-Earl’s $1,988,598 guarantees for 2024-25.
  • Before first day of the 2024-25 season — Extension deadlines on Josh Giddey and Tre Mann.
  • 6/29/25 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Josh Giddey and Tre Mann

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.
  • 7/19/21 — Chris Paul trade exception ($908,960) expired.
  • 7/29/21 — Drafted Josh Giddey (2021-6th), Alperen Sengun (2021-16th), Tre Mann (2021-18th), Rokas Jokubaitis (2021-34th), Miles McBride (2021-36th) and Aaron Wiggins (2021-55th).
  • 7/30/21 — Traded Alperen Sengun (2021-16th) to the Houston Rockets for a protected Detroit Pistons 2022 first-rounder (top-16 protected through 2022, top-18 protected through 2024, top-13 protected in 2025, top-11 protected in 2026, top-9 protected in 2027, otherwise conveys as 2027 second-rounder) and a protected Washington Wizards 2023 first-rounder (lottery protected in 2023, top-12 in 2024, top-10 in 2025, top-8 in 2026, otherwise converts to 2026 and 2027 second-rounders).
  • 7/30/21 — Traded Rokas Jokubaitis (2021-34th) and Miles McBride (2021-36th) to the New York Knicks for Jeremiah Robinson Earl (2021-32nd).
  • 7/30/21 — Traded the lowest 2027 second-rounder from the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami HEAT or Thunder, and $2 million to the Utah Jazz for Derrick Favors (via the Danilo Gallinari trade exception, $842,000 remaining) and a Utah Jazz 2024 first-rounder (two-years after the obligation to the Memphis Grizzlies, top-10 protected through 2025, top-8 protected in 2026, otherwise converts to a 2028 second-rounder).
  • 7/30/21 — Dennis Schroder trade exception ($865,853) expired.
  • 8/1/21 — Issued qualifying offers to Svi Mykhailiuk and Josh Hall (two-way).
  • 8/1/21 — Declined to issue qualifying offers to Tony Bradley and Jaylen Hoard.
  • 8/2/21 — Ricky Rubio trade exception ($850,600) expired.
  • 8/3/21 — Withdrew Svi Mykhailiuk’s qualifying offer.
  • 8/4/21 — Isaiah Roby’s $1,782,621 guaranteed for 2021-22.
  • 8/6/21 — Kelly Oubre trade exception ($332,940) expired.
  • 8/6/21 — Waived Kemba Walker.
  • 8/6/21 — Re-signed Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to a designated supermax five-year extension (estimated at $172,550,000).
  • 8/7/21 — Signed Josh Giddey (2021-6th) to a $27,214,807 rookie-scale contract.
  • 8/7/21 — Signed Tre Mann (2021-18th) to a $14,047,213 rookie-scale contract.
  • 8/9/21 — Steven Adams trade exception ($27,528,088) expired.
  • 8/9/21 — Danilo Gallinari trade exception ($842,000) expired.
  • 8/9/21 — Jalen Lecque trade exception ($1,517,981) expired.
  • 8/11/21 — Signed Jeremiah Robinson Earl (2021-32nd) to a partially-guaranteed four-year contract, via the non-taxpayer mid-level exception, team option on the final season.
  • 8/11/21 — Re-signed Mike Muscala to a two-year $7 million contract, via the non-taxpayer mid-level exception, team option on the final season.
  • 8/14/21 — Signed Aaron Wiggins (2021-55th) to a two-way contract ($50,000).
  • 8/17/21 — Re-signed Josh Hall to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 9/12/21 — Waived Josh Hall (two-way).

No-Trade: Mike Muscala (One-Year Bird)

Trade Kickers

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander — 15 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Poison Pill

  • None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • None

Options

  • None

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)

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Full Bird: Nick Collison*** ($1,669,178)
  • Early Bird: Deonte Burton*** ($1,669,178), Raymond Felton*** ($1,669,178)
  • Non-Bird: Jaylen Hoard (two-way), Norris Cole*** ($1,669,178), Jawun Evans*** (two-way), Kevin Hervey*** (two-way)

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

Qualifying Offers

  • None

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(Updated on 9/13/21)

Eric Pincus is a Senior Writer for Basketball Insiders, with a focus on the business side of the game.