Detroit Pistons Team Salary
Quick: Over the cap. Under the tax. 7th position and either the 37th or 38th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft (along with the 56th pick). Maximum space without trades in July ($60 million cap) = $26,359,474 (presuming they cut Rodney Stuckey but Charlie Villanueva opts in).
Exceptions: Mid-Level $2.5 million ($1 million used on Singler & $1.5 million used on Kravtsov, $473k used on Middleton); $1.957 Bi-Annual; $1,337,931 TPE (Ben Gordon, expires 6/26/13)
Acquisitions: Singed 2011 second-round draft pick Kyle Singler to a multi-year deal using partial MLE. Also inked first-round draft pick Andre Drummond, Russian center Vyacheslav Kravtsov to a three-year, $4.9 million contract (player option on final season) and Kim English on a two-year, $1.3 million contract (second-year partial/non-guarantee). Prior to the draft the Pistons gave up a protected first-round pick to acquire Corey Maggette for Ben Gordon. Signed second-round pick Khris Middleton (39th) to a three-year deal (final year partial/non-guaranteed). Invited Terrence Williams and Jonny Flynn to camp. Picked up third-year option on Brandon Knight. Picked up fourth-year option on Greg Monroe. Acquired Jose Calderon in a three-way deal with the Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies for Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye.
Waived Players: Rip Hamilton, Terrence Williams, Jonny Flynn
Roster Count: 14 guaranteed
PG: Jose Calderon, Will Bynum
SG: Brandon Knight, Rodney Stuckey, Kim English
SF: Kyle Singler, Khris Middleton, Corey Maggette
PF: Jason Maxiell, Charlie Villanueva, Jonas Jerebko
C: Greg Monroe, Vyacheslav Kravtsov, Andre Drummond (injured)
*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
Bird: Ben Wallace
Non-Bird: Vernon Macklin
Head Coach: Vacant
Unsigned Picks: None
Amnesty: Available. Eligible players include Charlie Villanueva (P) and Greg Monroe (T)
2013 – Owe first-rounder (top-14 protected, top-8 protected in 2014, top-pick protected in 2015, unprotected in 2016) to Charlotte Bobcats (Corey Maggette).
2013 – Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Los Angeles Clippers (Trey Thompkins).
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.