Charlotte Bobcats Team Salary
Quick: Slightly under the cap. Currently second in lottery order. May have Portland’s first. Maximum cap space likely in July without trades ($60 million cap) = ~$14.4 million.
Exceptions: Room $2.575 million
Acquisitions: Traded for Ben Gordon (and the Detroit Pistons’ 2013 first with lottery protections). Signed Ramon Sessions to a two-year, $10 million contract. Inked picks Michael Kidd-Gilchrest (3rd) and Jeffrey Taylor (31st). Claimed Brendan Haywood off amnesty waivers (Dallas Mavericks). Re-signed Cory Higgins to a two-year, partial/non-guaranteed contract. Invited Jeff Adrien, Paris Horne, Josh Owens and DeJuan Summers to camp. Picked up the third-year options on Kemba Walker and Bismack Biyombo. Traded Matt Carroll for Hakim Warrick. Traded Hakim Warrick to the Orlando Magic for Josh McRoberts. Signed Jannero Pargo to a pair of 10-day contracts and then for the rest of the season.
Waived Players: Jeff Adrien, Paris Horne, Josh Owens, DaJuan Summers
Roster Count: 15 guaranteed
PG: Kemba Walker, Ramon Sessions, Jannero Pargo
SG: Gerald Henderson, Ben Gordon
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeffrey Taylor, Reggie Williams
PF: Byron Mullens, Josh McRoberts, Jeff Adrien, Tyrus Thomas
C: Bismack Biyombo, Brendan Haywood, DeSagana Diop
*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
Free Agents: None
Head Coach: Mike Dunlap
Unsigned Second-Round Picks: None
Amnesty: Available. The only remaining eligible player is Tyrus Thomas.
2013 – Owe first-rounder (top-12 protected, top-10 protected in 2014, top-8 protected in 2015, unprotected in 2016) to Chicago Bulls (Tyrus Thomas).
2013 – Owe second-rounder to Houston Rockets (Byron Mullens, Jeff Green, Courtney Lee).
2013 – Owed first-rounder (top-12 protected through 2015, unprotected in 2016) from Portland Trail Blazers (Gerald Wallace).
2013 – Owed first-rounder (top-14 protected, top-8 protected in 2014, top-pick protected in 2015, unprotected in 2016) from Detroit Pistons (Corey Maggette).
2016 – Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to San Antonio Spurs (Theo Ratliff).
Cash Paid ($3.1 million max): $0
Key: B = Bird Rights; E = Early Bird Rights; BR = Bird/Restricted; NB = Non-Bird;
DF = Declined Option on First-Round Scale; WB = Waived Bird; M = Minimum
What is a cap hold? A cap hold is the amount of space a free agent counts towards a team’s cap. These “cap holds” factor in when a team signs free agents. If they didn’t exist, a team could use their cap space to sign other free agents until the space was gone, and then re-sign their own free agents using the Bird exception. A cap hold cannot exceed the maximum contract offer that player can receive on the open market (as defined by years of experience – indicated in the table above by MAX followed by the years of experience). The cap hold disappears if the team renounces their own free agent, that free agent signs with a new team, or re-signs with the same team.
Notes: A free agent does not become restricted until the team issues a qualifying offer. If a player’s option on a first-round rookie scale contract is declined (DF), the most the team can pay is the amount of the declined option (without using a larger exception or cap room). Should a player allow for their Bird Rights to be waived during the season in trade (WB), the most the team can pay is 120% of their prior salary (without using a larger exception or cap room).
Qualifying offers do not count towards the total team salary for that season and are informational only.
Unsigned first-round picks (UF) are not guaranteed until signed but their salary counts against the cap during the offseason. A typical UF gets a bump of 120% upon signing.
Players with at least three years of experience who are signed to a one-year, vet-min contract are only charged $854,389 to the cap and tax. Actual salary amount, which applies to trades is listed under notes.
“Camp invites” can put a team over the hard cap but the math must be resolved by opening night.
Salary and team data changes quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify HOOPSWORLD Senior Writer Eric Pincus.
(Updated on 5/17/13)