New York Knicks Team Salary
Quick: Over the tax. 24th Pick in the 2013 NBA Draft
Exceptions: $854,389 TPE (Ronnie Brewer, expiring 2/21/14)
Acquisitions: Jason Kidd signed for the team’s Mini Mid-Level Exception on a three-year $9.3 million contract. J.R. Smith re-signed on a two-year, deal at $5.7 million (player option on second). Acquired Marcus Camby via sign and trade on a three-year $13.2 million contract (last year partially guaranteed). Sign and trade for Raymond Felton on a four-year $14.8 million (last year player option). Re-signed Steve Novak to a four-year, $15 million contract. Traded for Kurt Thomas. Signed James white to a two-year, $1.8 million deal with partial guarantees in the second year. Signed Ronnie Brewer and Pablo Prigioni on one-year minimum deals. Signed free agent Chris Copeland to a one-year, non/partially guaranteed deal. Signed Chris Smith to a two-year, non/partially guaranteed deal. Signed Henry Sims to a two-year, partial./non-guaranteed contract. Inked Mychel Thompson, John Shurna and Oscar Bellfield to one-year, partial/non-guaranteed contracts. Signed Rasheed Wallace to a one-year, non/partial guaranteed deal. Picked up the third-year option on Iman Shumpert. Traded Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 2014 second-round pick and cash. Signed Kenyon Martin to a pair of 10-day contracts and then for the remainder of the season. Signed Solomon Jones to a multi-year deal. Signed Quentin Richardson and Earl Barron to one-year deals.
Waived Players: Renaldo Balkman, Chris Smith, John Shurna, Mychel Thompson, Henry Sims, Oscar Bellfield, Kurt Thomas, Rasheed Wallace, Solomon Jones
Roster Count: 15 guaranteed
PG: Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd
SG: Pablo Prigioni, J.R. Smith
SF: Iman Shumpert, Quentin Richardson, James White
PF: Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Copeland, Steve Novak
C: Tyson Chandler, Kenyon Martin, Marcus Camby, Earl Barron
*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
Non-Bird: Baron Davis, Mike Bibby
Head Coach: Mike Woodson
Unsigned Second-Round Picks: Ahmad Nivins
Amnesty: Chauncey Billups, whose contract has since expired.
2013 – Owe second-rounder to Washington Wizards (Tyson Chandler, three-way deal with Dallas Mavericks).
2014 – Owe first-rounder to Denver Nuggets (Carmelo Anthony).
2014 – Owe second-rounder to the Houston Rockets (Marcus Camby).
2014 – Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Sacramento Kings (via Boston Celtics, Nate Robinson).
2014 – Owed second-rounder (protections TBD) from Oklahoma City Thunder (Ronnie Brewer).
2015 – Owe second-rounder to Houston Rockets (Marcus Camby).
2016 – Denver Nuggets have right to swap first-rounders (Carmelo Anthony).
2016 – Owe second-rounder to Portland Trail Blazers (Raymond Felton).
Cash Paid ($3.1 million max): Estimated $3.1 million (Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers).
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.
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