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.


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)

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