Portland Trail Blazers Archive – 2016/17

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Name 2016-17
Damian Lillard $24,328,425
Allen Crabbe $18,500,000
Evan Turner $16,393,443
Meyers Leonard $9,213,484
Mo Harkless $8,988,765
Al-Farouq Aminu $7,680,965
Festus Ezeli $7,400,000
Ed Davis $6,666,667
C.J. McCollum $3,219,579
Noah Vonleh $2,751,360
Jusuf Nurkic $1,921,320
Anderson Varejao (waived) $1,984,005
Shabazz Napier $1,350,120
Pat Connaughton $874,636
Jake Layman $600,000
Tim Quarterman $543,471
Total $112,416,240

Quick: Spent over the cap

NBA Salary Cap: $94,143,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000


  • Room Exception: $2,898,000
  • Trade Exception (Mason Plumlee, expiring 2/13/18) — $407,210

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart:
PG: Damian Lillard, Shabazz Napier, Tim Quarterman
SG: C.J. McCollum, Allen Crabbe
SF: Mo Harkless, Pat Connaughton, Jake Layman, Evan Turner (injured)
PF: Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu, Ed Davis (injured)
C: Jusuf Nurkic, Meyers Leonard, Festus Ezeli (injured)

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


  • 5/16/16 — Extended Coach Terry Stott’s contract by three years (TBD)
  • 6/23/16 — Traded a 2019 second-rounder and $1.2 million to Orlando Magic for the rights to Jake Layman (47th).
  • 6/29/16 — Issued qualifying offers for Meyers Leonard, Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe.
  • 7/7/16 — Traded $75,000 to Orlando Magic for Shabazz Napier.
  • 7/5/16 — Renounced the rights to Chris Kaman and Gerald Henderson.
  • 7/5/16 — Signed Jake Layman (2016-47th) to a three-year, partially-guaranteed $2.6 million contract.
  • 7/7/16 — Signed Evan Turner to a four-year, $70 million contract with Evan Turner.
  • 7/7/16 — Signed Festus Ezeli to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $15.1 million contract.
  • 7/7/16 — Signed Meyers Leonard to a four-year, $41 million contract.
  • 7/10/16 — Matched the Brooklyn Nets’ offer sheet, signing Allen Crabbe to a four-year, $74.8 million contract, player option on final season.
  • 7/23/16 — Signed Tim Quarterman to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1,448,720 contract.
  • 7/26/16 — Signed Mo Harkless to a four-year, $42,000,000 contract (including $2 million in unlikely incentives TBD).
  • 7/27/16 — Signed C.J. McCollum to a four-year, $106,633,450 contract extension.
  • 8/16/16 — Signed Grant Jerrett to a one-year, non-guaranteed $980,431 summer contract.
  • 9/12/16 — Signed Greg Stiemsma to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1,139,123 summer contract.
  • 10/24/16 — Picked up team options on Noah Vonleh and Shabazz Napier.
  • 1/6/17 — Traded a protected 2018 first-rounder (Cleveland Cavaliers) back to Cavaliers for a 2017 first-rounder.
  • 1/10/17 — Tim Quarterman’s $543,471 guaranteed for 2016-17.
  • 2/13/17 — Traded Mason Plumlee, a 2018 second-rounder and $2,850,000 to Denver Nuggets for Jusuf Nurkic and a Memphis Grizzlies 2017 first-rounder.

Waived Players: Cliff Alexander, Luis Montero, Grant Jerrett, Greg Stiemsma

Traded Players: Mason Plumlee

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Terry Stotts (extension signed in 2016, through 2019-20 season, approximately $5 million per season)

Assistants: David Vanterpool, Nate Tibbetts, Dale Osbourne, Jim Moran, John McCullough, Jonathan Yim (video coordinator/player development)

Trainers: Chris Stackpole (director of player health and performance), Geoff Clark (head athletic trainer), Todd Forcier (strength performance specialist), Ben Kenyon (strength performance specialist), Ryan Podell (sports scientist)

Basketball Executives:

  • Neil Olshey — general manager
  • Bill Branch — assistant general manager
  • Steve Rosenberry — assistant general manager
  • Joe Cronin — director of player personnel

Pick Swaps

  • 2017 — Owed first-rounder (top-five protected through 2018, unprotected in 2019) from the Memphis Grizzlies (Marreese Speights, Timofey Mozgov, Mason Plumlee).
  • 2017 — Owed first-rounder from Cleveland Cavaliers (Anderson Varejao, 2017 pick swap)
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to Houston Rockets (Thomas Robinson).
  • 2018 — Sacramento Kings have the right to swap second rounders (Tyreke Evans/Robin Lopez), pick will convey to Denver Nuggets (Mason Plumlee).
  • 2019 — Owed higher of Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers second-rounders from Cleveland Cavaliers (Brendan Haywood).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Orlando Magic (Jake Layman).
  • 2020 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Cleveland Cavaliers (Mo Harkless, Joe Harris).
  • 2021 — Owed second-rounder from Miami HEAT (Brian Roberts).

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Daniel Diez (2015-54th), Nedzad Sinanovic (2003-54th), Federico Kammerichs (2002-51st), Doron Sheffer (1996-36th), Marcelo Nicola (1993-50th)

Free Agents

  • None

Cash Paid ($3.5 million max): $75,000 to Orlando Magic (Shabazz Napier); $2,850,00 to Denver Nuggets (Mason Plumlee)

Cash Received ($3.5 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • Allen Crabbe — 15 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses, under certain circumstances.

D-League Affiliate: None


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(Updated on 4/30/17)

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.