New Orleans Hornets Team Salary
Quick: Over the cap. Under the tax. 6th Pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Maximum space without trades in July ($60 million cap) = ~$20,457,988.
Exceptions: Room Exception $2.575 million
Acquisitions: Signed draft picks Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers. Re-signed Eric Gordon to a four-year, $58.4 million contract (last year player option) by matching the Phoenix Suns offer sheet. Sign and trade for Ryan Anderson at $34 million over four years. Traded for Brad Miller, whose $5.1 million contract is only $848k guaranteed. Flipped Miller to the Phoenix Suns with Jerome Dyson for Robin Lopez on a three-year deal ($15.4 million, last two years partial/non-guaranteed), Hakim Warrick, a 2014 second-rounder and cash. Acquired the draft rights to Edin Bavcic. Signed Roger Mason Jr. to a one-year minimum contract. Signed Brian Roberts to a partial/non-guaranteed two-year deal. Signed Darius Miller (46th pick) to a two-year deal (first guaranteed). Traded Hakim Warrick for Matt Carroll. Signed Dominique McGuire to a one-year, partial/non-guaranteed contract at the minimum. Signed Donald Sloan to a 10-day contract. Signed Lou Amundson for the season. Signed Terrel Harris to a pair of 10-day contracts and then a two-year deal (second year partial/non-guaranteed).
Waived Players: Dominique Morrison, Solomon Alabi, Chris Wright, Rashard Lewis, Matt Carroll, Dominic McGuire, Donald Sloan
Roster Space: 15 guaranteed
PG: Greivis Vasquez, Austin Rivers, Brian Roberts
SG: Eric Gordon, Roger Mason, Terrel Harris, Xavier Henry
SF: Al Farouq-Aminu, Darius Miller, Lance Thomas
PF: Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, Lou Amundson
C: Robin Lopez, Jason Smith
*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
The Pelicans renounced all of their free agents to get fully under the cap.
Head Coach: Monty Williams
Unsigned Second-Round Picks: Edin Bavcic.
Amnesty: Left unused. No eligible players.
2013 – Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Marreese Speights, three-way with Memphis Grizzlies).
2014 – Owe second-rounder to Minnesota Timberwolves (Antonio Daniels).
2015 – Owe second-rounder to Washington Wizards (Chris Paul, Nick Young).
2016 – Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Los Angeles Clippers (Rasual Butler).
2016 – Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Sacramento Kings (Hilton Armstrong).
2016 – Owed second-rounder from Minnesota Timberwolves (Brad Miller)
2017 – Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Minnesota Timberwolves (Brad Miller).
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
|Roger Mason Jr.||$884,293-M|
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.