Portland Trail Blazers Salary Archive – 2017/18

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Name 2017-18
Damian Lillard $26,153,057
C.J. McCollum $23,962,573
Evan Turner $17,131,148
Mo Harkless $10,162,922
Meyers Leonard $9,904,495
Al-Farouq Aminu $7,319,035
Ed Davis $6,352,531
Zach Collins $3,057,240
Jusuf Nurkic $2,947,305
Andrew Nicholson (stretched) $2,844,430
Shabazz Napier $2,361,360
Anderson Varejao (stretched) $1,913,345
Pat Connaughton $1,471,382
Caleb Swanigan $1,465,920
Jake Layman $1,312,611
Festus Ezeli (stretched) $333,334
Wade Baldwin $229,892
Georgios Papagiannis $185,397
Brandon Rush (expired 10-day) $83,129
Georgios Papagiannis (expired 10-day) $74,159
C.J. Wilcox (two-way)
Total $119,265,265

2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Over the cap.

Salary Cap: $99,093,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000


  • Trade Exception (Tim Quarterman, expiring 6/28/18) — $543,471
  • Trade Exception (Allen Crabbe, expiring 7/25/18) — $12,969,502
  • Trade Exception (Noah Vonleh, expiring 2/8/19) — $3,505,233
  • Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception: $5,192,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, one two-way

Depth Chart:
PG: Damian Lillard, Shabazz Napier, Wade Baldwin
SG: C.J. McCollum, Pat Connaughton, C.J. Wilcox (two-way)
SF: Evan Turner, Mo Harkless, Jake Layman
PF: Al-Farouq Aminu, Caleb Swanigan
C: Jusuf Nurkic, Ed Davis, Zach Collins, Meyers Leonard, Georgios Papagiannis

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

G-League Affiliate: None

Two-Way Contracts: C.J. Wilcox (one-year)

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

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Terry Stotts (under contract 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 (under contract through 2021)
  • Bill Branch — assistant general manager
  • Steve Rosenberry — assistant general manager
  • Joe Cronin — director of player personnel

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Sacramento Kings have the right to swap second rounders (Tyreke Evans/Robin Lopez), pick will convey to Dallas Mavericks (Mason Plumlee, Emmanuel Mudiay).
  • 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 Atlanta Hawks (Mo Harkless, Joe Harris, Richard Jefferson).
  • 2021 — Owed second-rounder from Miami HEAT (Brian Roberts).

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $2.6 million to Chicago Bulls (Noah Vonleh) — $2.5 million remaining

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $0


  • 6/22/17 — Drafted Caleb Swanigan (26th).
  • 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Justin Jackson (15th) and Harry Giles (20th) to Sacramento Kings for Zach Collins (10th)
  • 6/28/17 — Traded Tim Quarterman to Houston Rockets for $100,000.
  • 7/3/17 — Signed Zach Collins (2017-10th) to a $16,332,615 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/3/17 — Signed Caleb Swanigan (2017-26th) to an $8,904,867 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/25/17 — Trade Allen Crabbe (waived trade kicker) to Brooklyn Nets for Andrew Nicholson.
  • 8/9/17 — Signed C.J. Wilcox to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • 8/31/17 — Pat Connaughton’s $1,471,382 guaranteed for 2017-18.
  • 9/11/17 — Archie Goodwin signed a non-guaranteed one-year, $1,577,230 summer contract.
  • 9/14/17 — Isaiah Briscoe signed a non-guaranteed one-year, $815,615 summer contract.
  •  9/18/17 — Signed Anthony Morrow to a non-guaranteed one-year, $2,116,955 summer contract.
  • 10/19/17 — Signed Wade Baldwin to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • 2/8/18 — Traded Noah Vonleh and $2.6 million to Chicago Bulls for the rights to Milovan Rakovic (2007-60th).
  • 2/13/18 — Mason Plumlee trade exception expired.
  • 2/21/18 — Signed Brandon Rush to a 10-day, $119,602 contract.
  • 3/2/18 — Brandon Rush’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 3/8/18 — Signed Georgios Papagiannis to a 10-day, $74,159 contract.
  • 3/12/18 — Terminated Wade Baldwin’s two-way contract, signed him to a partially-guaranteed, two-year, $1,730,348 contract.
  • 3/17/18 — Georgios Papagiannis’ 10-day contract expired.
  • 3/18/18 — Signed Georgios Papagiannis to a partially-guaranteed, two-year, $1,730,348 contract.

Waived Players: Festus Ezeli, Andrew Nicholson (stretched), Archie Goodwin, Anthony Morrow, Isaiah Briscoe

Traded Players: Tim Quarterman, Allen Crabbe, Noah Vonleh

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Brandon Rush, Georgios Papagiannis

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Daniel Diez (2015-54th), Milovan Rakovic (2007-60th), Nedzad Sinanovic (2003-54th), Federico Kammerichs (2002-51st), Doron Sheffer (1996-36th), Marcelo Nicola (1993-50th)

Arena: Moda Center

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.


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(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.