Washington Wizards Team Salary
Quick: Slightly over the cap.
Exceptions: Mid-Level $3.4 million; Bi-Annual Exception $1.957 million; $1,853,491 TPE (Rashard Lewis, expires 6/20/13)
Acquisitions: Cartier Martin on a one-year, vet-min contract. Prior to the 2012 NBA Draft, the Wizards traded Rashard Lewis and a second-round pick for Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza. Signed A.J. Price to a one-year minimum deal. Signed Martell Webster to a one-year, $1.6 million deal. Signed Earl Barron, Shavlik Randolph, Steven Gray and Brian Cook to estimated, one-year partial/non-guaranteed deals. Signed Earl Barron, Jannero Pargo and Shaun Livingston to one-year partial/non-guaranteed contracts. Picked up the fourth-year options on John Wall, Kevin Seraphin, Trevor Booker and Jordan Crawford. Picked up the third-year options on Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton. Signed Garrett Temple and Shelvin Mack. Traded Jordan Crawford to the Boston Celtics for Jason Collins and Leandro Barbosa.
Waived Players: Shelvin Mack (twice), Jannero Pargo, Shavlik Randolph, Steven Gray, Brian Cook, Shaun Livingston, Earl Barron
Roster Count: 15 guaranteed
PG: John Wall, A.J. Price, Leandro Barbosa (injured)
SG: Bradley Beal, Garrett Temple
SF: Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza, Chris Singleton, Cartier Martin
PF: Nene, Trevor Booker, Jan Vesely
C: Emeka Okafor, Kevin Seraphin, Jason Collins
*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
Non-Bird: Morris Almond, James Singleton, Mo Evans
Unsigned Second-Round Picks: Tomas Satoransky, Emir Preldzic
Head Coach: Randy Wittman
Amnesty: Andray Blatche 2012-13 $7,118,502; 2013-14 $7,794,921; 2014-15 $8,471,339
2013 – Owed second-rounder from New York Knicks (Ronny Turiaf).
2015 – Owed second-rounder from New Orleans Hornets (Chris Paul, Nick Young).
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.