Sacramento Kings Team Salary
Quick: About $4.5 million under the cap. Room Exception available.
Exceptions: Room $2.575 million
Acquisitions: Jason Thompson signed for five years at $30.2 million although the final year isn’t fully guaranteed. Agreed to terms with Aaron Brooks on a two-year deal for $6.6 million. Traded for James Johnson. Picked up the third-year option on Jimmer Fredette and the fourth-year option on DeMarcus Cousins. Traded Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia, Tyler Honeycutt and a second-rounder draft pick (TBD) to the Houston Rockets for Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich, Toney Douglas and cash considerations.
Waived Players: Shawne Williams, Ryan Gomes, Adam Morrison, Demonte Harper, Dallas Lauderdale, Coby Karl, Justin Holiday, Aaron Brooks
Roster Count: 13 guaranteed
PG: Isaiah Thomas, Jimmer Fredette, Toney Douglas
SG: Tyreke Evans, Marcus Thornton
SF: John Salmons, James Johnson, Travis Outlaw
PF: Jason Thompson, Patrick Patterson
C: DeMarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes, Cole Aldrich
*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
All free agents renounced to maximize cap space.
Head Coach: Keith Smart
Unsigned Second-Round Picks: Dejean Bodrioga
Amnesty: Available. Eligible players include John Salmons, DeMarcus Cousins and Francisco Garcia (T).
2013 – Owe first-rounder (top-13 protected, top-12 protected in 2014, top-10 protected through 2017 otherwise it converts to a 2017 second-rounder, provided it’s higher than 56) to Cleveland Cavaliers (J.J. Hickson).
2014 – Owe second-rounder (provided it’s higher than 56) to Toronto Raptors (James Johnson).
2014 – Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) to New York Knicks (Patrick O’Bryant, Nate Robinson).
2015 – Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Boston Celtics (Sam Cassell).
2016 – Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to New Orleans Hornets (Hilton Armstrong).
2017 – Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Boston Celtics (Marquis Daniels).
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.