Portland Trail Blazers Salary Archive – 2015/16

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Name 2015-16
Anderson Varejao (waived) $10,256,800
Al-Farouq Aminu $8,042,895
Ed Davis $6,980,802
Gerald Henderson $6,000,000
Chris Kaman $5,016,000
Damian Lillard $4,236,287
Mike Miller (waived) $2,756,117
Meyers Leonard $3,075,880
Moe Harkless $2,894,059
Brian Roberts $2,854,940
Noah Vonleh $2,637,720
C.J. McCollum $2,525,160
Mason Plumlee $1,415,520
Allen Crabbe $947,276
Tim Frazier (waived) $845,059
Pat Connaughton $625,093
Luis Montero $525,093
Cliff Alexander $525,093
Total $62,159,794

Quick: $7.8 million in cap space.

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $9.9-$40.0 million

Exceptions

  • Room: $2,814,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Damian Lillard, Brian Roberts
SG: C.J. McCollum, Gerald Henderson
SF: Mo Harkless, Allen Crabbe, Pat Connaughton, Luis Montero
PF: Al-Farouq Aminu, Ed Davis, Cliff Alexander
C: Mason Plumlee, Noah Vonleh, Chris Kaman, Meyers Leonard (injured)

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

Deadlines:

  • 5/17/16 — 2016 NBA draft lottery.
  • 6/23/16 — 2016 NBA Draft.
  • 6/30/16 — Cliff Alexander’s $874k guarantees for 16/17.
  • 6/30/16 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Meyers Leonard, Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe.
  • 7/1/16-7/6/16 — NBA annual moratorium.
  • 7/7/16 — Free agent signing period begins.
  • 10/31/16 — Extension deadlines for C.J. McCollum and Mason Plumlee.
  • 10/31/16 — Team option on Noah Vonleh.
  • 1/10/17 — Luis Montero’s $875k guarantees for 16/17.
  • 6/30/17 — Qualifying offer deadlines for C.J. McCollum, Mason Plumlee and Cliff Alexander.
  • 7/25/17 — Pat Connaughton’s $1.0 million guarantees for 17/18.
  • 8/1/17 — Luis Montero’s $1.0 million guarantees for 17/18.
  • 10/31/17 — Extension deadline for Noah Vonleh.
  • 6/30/18 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Noah Vonleh, Pat Connaughton and Luis Montero.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates.  The NBA’s general cut-down date is approximately January 10.

Acquisitions

  • 6/19/15 — Steve Blake opted into the final year of his contract.
  • 6/23/15 — Arron Afflalo opted out of the final year of his contract.
  • 6/24/15 — Traded Nicolas Batum to Charlotte Hornets for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh.
  • 6/25/15 — Traded Steve Blake and the rights to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (2015-23rd) to Brooklyn Nets for Mason Plumlee and the rights to Pat Connaughton (2015-41st).
  • 6/25/15 — Traded 1.5 million in cash to Utah Jazz for the rights to Daniel Diez (2015-54th)
  • 7/9/15 — Renounced the rights to LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo, Alonzo Gee and Earl Watson.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Al-Farouq Aminu to a four-year, $30 million contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Ed Davis to a three-year, $20.0 million contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Damian Lillard to a five-year, $120.4 million extension.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Pat Connaughton (2015-41st) to a three-year, $2.5 million partially-guaranteed contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Luis Montero to a three-year, $2.4 million partially-guaranteed ($100k) minimum contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Enes Kanter to a four-year, $70.1 million offer sheet, final season player option.
  • 7/12/15 — Oklahoma City Thunder matched the Blazers’ offer to Enes Kanter.
  • 7/14/15 — Traded a protected (top-55) 2020 second-rounder to Portland Trail Blazers for Mo Harkless.
  • 7/24/15 — Signed Phil Pressey to a one-year, non-guaranteed $947k minimum contract.
  • 7/24/15 — Signed Cliff Alexander to a two-year, partially-guaranteed ($100k) $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 7/26/15 — Renounced the rights to Joel Freeland.
  • 7/27/15 — Traded $75k to Cleveland Cavaliers for Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller, a 2019 second-rounder (higher of Minnesota Timberwolves or Los Angeles Lakers) and a 2020 second-rounder.
  • 9/25/15 — Signed Omari Johnson to a non-guaranteed $525k minimum summer contract.
  • 9/30/15 — Picked up Noah Vonleh’s third-year option.
  • 9/30/15 — Picked up Mason Plumlee’s fourth-year option.
  • 9/30/15 — Picked up C.J. McCollum’s fourth-year option.
  • 1/10/16 — Tim Frazier’s $845k guaranteed for 15/16.
  • 1/10/16 — Luis Montero and Cliff Alexander’s $525k guaranteed for 15/16.
  • 2/18/16 — Traded a Cleveland Cavaliers 2020 second-rounder back to Cleveland Cavaliers for Anderson Varejao and a protected 2018 first-rounder.
  • 2/18/16 — Traded cash $75k to Miami HEAT for Brian Roberts and a 2021 second-rounder.
  • 6/23/16 — Traded a 2019 second-rounder and $1.2 million to Orlando Magic for the rights to Jake Layman (47th).

Waived Players: Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller, Omari Johnson, Phil Pressey (claimed by Utah Jazz), Tim Frazier, Anderson Varejao

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)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Terry Stotts (extension signed in 2014 through 2016/17 season)

Assistants: Jay Triano, David Vanterpool, Nate Tibbetts, Dale Osbourne, Jim Moran, Chris Stackpole (player development)

Trainers: Geoff Clark, Todd Forcier (strength and conditioning), Ben Kenyon (strength and conditioning)

Basketball Executives:

  • Neil Olshey — General Manager
  • Bill Branch — Assistant General Manager
  • Steve Rosenberry — Assistant General Manager
  • Joe Cronin — Director of Player Personnel

Pick Swaps

  • 2016 — Owe first-rounder (lottery protected through 2017, otherwise converts to second-rounders in 2018 after Sacramento Kings swap and 2019) to Denver Nuggets (Arron Afflalo).
  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder to Orlando Magic if higher than Chicago Bulls’ selection, otherwise pick goes to Bulls (Allen Crabbe, Luol Deng, Anthony Randolph).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to Houston Rockets (Thomas Robinson).
  • 2018 — Owed first-rounder (top-10 protected through 2019, but two years after Cleveland Cavaliers’ Phoenix Suns obligation, if not conveyed, converts to lower second-rounder of Los Angeles Lakers/Minnesota Timberwolves, and a 2012 Cavaliers second-rounder) from Cavaliers (Anderson Varejao).
  • 2018 — Sacramento Kings have the right to swap second rounders (Tyreke Evans/Robin Lopez).
  • 2019 — Owed higher of Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers second-rounders from Cleveland Cavaliers (Brendan Haywood).
  • 2020 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Cleveland Cavaliers (Mo Harkless, Joe Harris).
  • 2021 — Owed second-rounder from Miami HEAT (Brian Roberts).

Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $75k to Cleveland Cavaliers (Brendan Haywood); $75k to Miami HEAT (Brian Roberts); $1.2 million to Orlando Magic (Jake Layman)

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • None

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

Free Agents

  • None

Amnesty: Used on Brandon Roy

D-League Affiliate: None

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(Updated on 8/19/16)

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