Portland Trail Blazers Team Salary
Quick: Slightly over the cap ($1.3 million). 10th, 39th, 40th and 45th picks in the 2013 NBA Draft. Maximum space without trades in July ($60 million cap) = ~$13,358,202.
Exceptions: Room Exception
Roster Count: eight guaranteed
PG: Damian Lillard, Eric Maynor, Nolan Smith
SG: Wesley Matthews, Will Barton, Elliot Williams
SF: Nicolas Batum, Sasha Pavlovic, Luke Babbitt, Victor Claver
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge, Joel Freeland
C: J.J. Hickson, Meyers Leonard
*Note: Based on previous season. Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
Bird: J.J. Hickson, Eric Maynor
Declined Option: Luke Babbitt, Elliot Williams, Nolan Smith
Head Coach: Terry Stotts
Unsigned Second-Round Picks: Kosta Papanikolaou, Marcelo Nicola, Federico Kammerichs, Doron Sheffer, Nedzad Sinanovic
Amnesty: Brandon Roy 2012-13 $16,460,548, 2013-14 $17,888,932, 2014-15 $19,317,326
2013 – Owe first-rounder (top-12 protected through 2015, unprotected in 2016) to Charlotte Bobcats (Gerald Wallace).
2013 – Owe second-rounder (top-40 protected, unprotected in 2014) to Denver Nuggets (Raymond Felton).
2013 – Owed second-rounder from Boston Celtics (Sasha Pavlovic).
2013 – Owed second-rounder from Minnesota Timberwolves (Ramon Sessions, Luke Harangody, Sasha Pavlovic).
2015 – Owed second-rounder from Minnesota Timberwolves (Tanguy Ngombo). The Wolves would send the Denver Nuggets’ second-rounder (Corey Brewer) if lower than their own.
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.