Sacramento Kings Salary Archive – 2015/16

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Name 2015-16
DeMarcus Cousins $15,851,950
Rudy Gay $12,403,101
Rajon Rondo $9,500,000
Kosta Koufos $7,700,000
Marco Belinelli $6,060,606
Darren Collison $5,013,559
Willie Cauley-Stein $3,398,280
Ben McLemore $3,156,600
Omri Casspi $2,836,186
Caron Butler $1,499,187
James Anderson $1,015,421
Quincy Acy $981,348
Seth Curry $947,276
Wayne Ellington (waived) $882,630
Eric Moreland $845,059
Duje Dukan $525,093
Vince Hunter (waived) $30,000
Marshall Henderson (waived) $25,000
Total $72,671,296

Quick: Spent over the cap.

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $9.4-$26.5 million


  • Room: $2,814,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Rajon Rondo, Seth Curry
SG: Darren Collison, Marco Belinelli, Ben McLemore
SF: Rudy Gay, Omri Casspi, James Anderson, Caron Butler, Duje Dukan
PF: DeMarcus Cousins, Quincy Acy
C: Willie Cauley-Stein, Kosta Koufos, Eric Moreland

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


  • 5/17/16 — 2016 NBA draft lottery.
  • 6/1/16 — Player option on Quincy Acy.
  • Earlier of 10 days after final game of season or 6/21/16 — Player option on Seth Curry.
  • Earlier of seven days after final game of season or 6/21/16 — Player option on James Anderson.
  • 6/22/16 — Player option on Caron Butler.
  • 6/23/16 — 2016 NBA Draft.
  • 6/30/16 — Qualifying offer deadline for Eric Moreland.
  • 7/1/16-7/6/16 — NBA annual moratorium.
  • 7/7/16 — Free agent signing period begins.
  • 8/1/16 — Duje Dukan’s salary guarantees for $200k.
  • 10/31/16 — Team option on Willie Cauley-Stein.
  • 10/31/16 — Extension deadline on Ben McLemore.
  • 1/10/17 — Duje Dukan’s $875k guarantee for 16/17.
  • 6/10/17 or five days after team’s last game; prior to 6/29/17 — Rudy Gay’s player option.
  • 6/30/17 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Ben McLemore and Duke Dukan.
  • 10/31/17 — Team option on Willie Cauley-Stein.
  • Earlier of two days before the 2018 NBA draft or two days after NBA Finals — Player option on Kosta Koufos.
  • 10/31/18 — Extension deadline on Willie Cauley-Stein.
  • 6/30/19 — Qualifying offer deadline on Willie Cauley-Stein.

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


  • 6/25/15 — Selected Willie Cauley-Stein with the sixth pick in the draft.
  • 7/9/15 — Traded Ray McCallum to San Antonio Spurs for a 2016 second-rounder.
  • 7/9/15- Traded Carl Landry, Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson, a 2018 protected first-rounder, and the right to swap 2016 and 2017 first-round picks to Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to Arturas Gudaitis (2015-47th) and Luka Mitrovic (2015-60th).
  • 7/10/15 — Renounced the rights to Reggie Evans, Andre Miller, Ryan Hollins and Omri Casspi.
  • 7/13/15– Signed Rajon Rondo to a one-year, $9.5 million contract.
  • 7/13/15 — Signed Kosta Koufos to a four-year, $32.9 million contract, player option on final season.
  • 7/13/15 — Signed Marco Belinelli to a three-year, $19.0 million contract.
  • 7/14/15 — Signed Omri Casspi to a two-year, $5.8 million contract.
  • 7/14/15 — Signed Luc Mbah a Moute to a one-year $1.5 million contract.
  • 7/16/15 — Contract of Luc Mbah a Moute voided after failed physical.
  • 7/16/15 — Signed James Anderson to a two-year, $2.2 million minimum contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/16/15 — Signed Willie Cauley-Stein (2015-6th) to a $15.4 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/21/15 — Signed Caron Butler to a two-year, $3.1 million minimum contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/22/15 — Signed Seth Curry to a two-year, $2.0 million minimum contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/22/15 — Signed Quincy Acy to a two-year, $2.0 million minimum contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/23/15 — Signed Duje Dukan to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 9/9/15 — Signed Vince Hunter to a partially-guaranteed ($30k) $525k minimum contract.
  • 9/9/15 — Re-signed Eric Moreland to a partially-guaranteed ($200k) $845k minimum contract.
  • 9/18/15 — Signed Marshall Henderson to a partially-guaranteed ($25k) $525k minimum contract.
  • 10/2/15 — Picked up Ben McLemore’s fourth-year option.
  • 1/10/16 — Eric Moreland’s $845k guaranteed for 15/16.

Waived Players: Eric Moreland, Marshall Henderson, Vince Hunter, David Stockton

Unsigned Draft Picks:

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Arturas Gudaitis (2015-47th), Luka Mitrovic (2015-60th), Alex Oriakhi (2013-57th), Dejan Bodrioga (1995-51st)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: George Karl (four-year, $14.5 million contract starting for 2014/15 season)

Assistants: Chad Iske (Associate Head Coach), John Welch, Anthony Carter, Nancy Lieberman, Corliss Williamson

Trainers: Pete Youngman, Manny Romero

Basketball Executives:

  • Vlade Divac — Vice President of Basketball and General Manager
  • Mike Bratz — Assistant General Manager
  • Roland Beech — Vice President of Basketball Strategy and Data Science
  • Peja Stojakovic — Director of Player Personnel and Development.

Pick Swaps

  • 2016 — Owed second-rounder from San Antonio Spurs (Ray McCallum).
  • 2016 – Owe first-rounder (top-10 protected through 2017 otherwise it converts to a 2017 second-rounder, provided it’s higher than 56) to Chicago Bulls (Luol Deng, J.J. Hickson).
  • 2016 — Philadelphia 76ers have the right to swap first-rounders, provided the pick isn’t sent to Chicago Bulls (Nik Stauskas).
  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Oklahoma City Thunder (Hilton Armstrong, Ish Smith).  Pick may go to Milwaukee Bucks (Luc Richard Mbah a Moute).
  • 2016 — Milwaukee Bucks have the right to swap second-rounders (Luc Richard Mbah a Moute).
  • 2017 — Philadelphia 76ers have the right to swap first-rounders (Nik Stauskas).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Orlando Magic Cavaliers (Marquis Daniels, Keith Bogans, Joe Harris).
  • 2018 — Kings have the right to swap second rounders with Portland Trail Blazers (Tyreke Evans/Robin Lopez).  Sacramento’s pick may go to Denver Nuggets (Arron Afflalo).
  • 2018 — Owe first-rounder (top-10 protected, unprotected in 2019) to Philadelphia 76ers (Nik Stauskas).  Pick must convey at least two years after first-round obligation to Chicago Bulls.
  • 2019 — Milwaukee Bucks have the right to swap second-rounders (Luc Richard Mbah a Moute).  Pick may go to Philadelphia 76ers (Jason Kidd, Marquis Teague).

Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $0

Free Agents

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • None

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

Amnesty: No eligible players.

D-League Affiliate: Reno Bighorns (Head Coach David Arseneault Jr.)


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(Updated on 4/21/16)

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