Oklahoma City Thunder Salary Archive – 2017/18

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Name 2017-18
Russell Westbrook $28,530,608
Carmelo Anthony $26,243,760
Steven Adams $22,471,911
Paul George $19,508,958
Andre Roberson $9,259,260
Alex Abrines $5,725,000
Patrick Patterson $5,192,000
Kyle Singler $4,666,500
Ronnie Price (waived) $2,442,455
Terrence Ferguson $1,785,000
Jerami Grant $1,524,305
Josh Huestis $1,471,382
Raymond Felton $1,471,382
Nick Collison $1,471,382
Dakari Johnson $815,615
Corey Brewer $340,829
P.J. Dozier (two-way)
Daniel Hamilton (two-way)
Total $132,920,347

2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Over the cap and tax threshold.

Salary Cap: $99,093,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000


  • Trade Exception (Domantas Sabonis, expiring 7/6/18) — $2,550,000
  • Trade Exception (Victor Oladipo, expiring 7/6/18) — $1,491,042
  • Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception: $0 (Patrick Patterson)

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart*:
PG: Russell Westbrook, Raymond Felton
SG: Paul George, Terrence Ferguson, Alex Abrines, Andre Roberson (injured)
SF: Corey Brewer, Jerami Grant, Josh Huestis, Kyle Singler
PF: Carmelo Anthony, Patrick Patterson
C: Steven Adams, Nick Collison, Dakari Johnson

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

G-League Affiliate: Oklahoma City Blue (Mark Daigneault coach)

Two-Way Contracts: Daniel Hamilton (one-year), P.J. Dozier (one-year)

Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: $4,608/$528

Head Coach: Billy Donovan (five years at roughly $30 million, starting for the 2015-16 season, final season a team option)

Assistants: Adrian Griffin, Maurice Cheeks, Anthony Grant, Mark Bryant, Darko Rajakovic, Vin Bhavnani, Royal Ivey

Trainer: Joe Sharpe, Dwight Daub (strength and conditioning)

Basketball Executives

  • Sam Presti — executive vice president of basketball operations and general manager
  • Troy Weaver — vice president of basketball operations and assistant general manager
  • Rob Hennigan — vice president of insight and foresight
  • Will Dawkins — vice president of identification and intelligence
  • Maurizio Gherarini — senior advisor/international affairs

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Owe first-rounder (lottery protected through 2020, otherwise converts to second-rounders in 2020 and 2021) to Minnesota Timberwolves (Enes Kanter, Ricky Rubio).
  • 2018 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Boston Celtics (Perry Jones III)
  • 2020 — Owe first-rounder (top-20 protected and two years following conveyance of pick to Minnesota Timberwolves, otherwise converts to 2022 and 2023 second-rounders) to Orlando Magic (Jerami Grant, Anzejs Pasecniks).

Cash Paid ($3.5 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.5 million max): $0


  • 6/23/17 — Issued qualifying offer to Andre Roberson.
  • 6/24/17 — Picked up the team option on Jerami Grant.
  • 7/6/17 — Traded Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis to Indiana Pacers for Paul George.
  • 7/10/17 — Signed Patrick Patterson to a three-year, $16,354,800 contract, player option on final season.
  • 7/10/17 — Signed Raymond Felton to a one-year, $2,328,652 contract.
  • 7/14/17 — Signed Andre Roberson to a three-year, $30.0 million contract.
  • 7/21/17 — Signed Nick Collison to a one-year, $2,328,652 contract.
  • 7/22/17 — Signed Dakari Johnson (2015-48th) to a two-year, $2,139,857 contract.
  • 7/29/17 — Terrance Ferguson (2017-21st) signed a $10,323,693 rookie-scale contract.
  • 8/3/17 — Signed Daniel Hamilton (2016-56th) to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • 9/24/17 — Signed Rashawn Thomas to a one-year non-guaranteed, $815,615 summer contract with exhibits nine and 10.
  • 9/24/17 — Signed Bryce Alford to a one-year non-guaranteed, $815,615 summer contract with exhibits nine and 10.
  • 9/24/17 — Signed Markel Brown to a one-year non-guaranteed, $1,471,382 summer contract with exhibits nine and 10.
  • 9/25/17 — Traded Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 Chicago Bulls second-rounder to New York Knicks for Carmelo Anthony.
  • 9/25/17 — Signed Isaiah Canaan to a one-year non-guaranteed, $1,577,230 summer contract with exhibit nine.
  • 9/29/17 — Signed Russell Westbrook to a five-year, $205 million maximum extension (based on 2018-19 cap), player option on final season.
  • 10/10/17 — Signed Yannis Morin to a one-year, non-guaranteed $815,615 summer contract with exhibits nine and 10.
  • 10/10/17 — Signed Chris Wright to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1,471,382 summer contract with exhibits nine and 10.
  • 10/17/17 — Signed P.J. Dozier to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • 10/31/17 — Declined team option on Josh Huestis.
  • 11/1/17 — Ersan Ilyasova trade exception expired.
  • 1/10/18 — Jerami Grant’s $1,524,305 guaranteed for 2017-18.
  • 1/15/18 — No-trade restriction lifted on Andre Roberson.
  • 3/2/18 — Signed Corey Brewer for the rest of the season at $539,405.

Waived Players: Isaiah Canaan, Markel Brown, Semaj Christon, Rashawn Thomas, Bryce Alford, Yannis Morin, Chris Wright

Traded Players: Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis, Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: 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)

Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Non-Bird: Norris Cole ($1,471,382)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

No-Trade: Carmelo Anthony

Trade Kickers

  • Russell Westbrook — 15 percent
  • Steven Adams — 7.5 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.


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

(Updated on 5/10/18)

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens, Compare.bet, The Sports Daily, 90min, and TopRatedCasinos.co.uk. His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.