Quick: Over the cap and luxury tax.
Salary Cap: $112,414,000
Luxury Tax Threshold: $136,606,000
Projection for 2022-23 (cap $119 million): Over the cap and luxury tax.
Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, one non-guaranteed, one two-way, one summer contract
PG: James Harden, Patty Mills, Jevon Carter
SG: Kyrie Irving, Cam Thomas, Kessler Edwards (two-way), David Duke (summer contract)
SF: Joe Harris, Bruce Brown Jr, DeAndre’ Bembry, Sekou Doumbouya
PF: Kevin Durant, Nicolas Claxton, James Johnson
C: Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, Day’Ron Sharpe
Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
- Trade Exception (Spencer Dinwiddie, expiring 7/6/22) — $11,454,048
- Trade Exception (Landry Shamet, expiring 7/6/22) — $118,342
- Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception — $0 (Patty Mills)
Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*
- DeAndre’ Bembry $1,939,350 ($750,000 guaranteed) — 12/15/21 (guarantees at $1,250,000)
- David Duke Jr $925,258 — 1/7/22
* Teams and players can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.
- Sekou Doumbouya (fourth-year)
Waived Players: Alize Johnson, Jahlil Okafor
Traded Players: Landry Shamet, Spencer Dinwiddie (sign-and-trade), DeAndre Jordan
G-League Affiliate: Long Island Nets (general manager Matt Riccardi, head coach Adam Caporn)
Two-Way Contracts: None
Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $462,629 for the full 2021-22 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date.
Governor: Joe Tsai
- Sean Marks — general manager
- Jeff Peterson — assistant general manager
- Andy Birdsong – assistant general manager
- Ryan Grisriel — director of basketball operations
- Matt Tellem — director of strategic planning
- Andrew Baker — director of contract management
- Logan MacPhail — director of coaching analytics
- Glenn DuPaul — director of basketball analytics
- Rami Antoun — senior developer of basketball systems
- BJ Johnson — coordinator of player evaluation
- J.R. Holden — director of player personnel
- Matt Riccardi — director of scouting operations
Head Coach: Steve Nash
Assistants: Jacque Vaughn, David Vanterpool, Adam Harrington, Jordan Ott, Tiago Splitter, Royal Ivey, Ryan Forehan-Kelly, Amar’e Stoudemire, Brian Keefe
Trainers: Lee Gelis (director of sports medicine), Dan Meehan (director of sport science), Sebastien Poirer (head athletic trainer), Stefania Rizzo (director of performance rehabilitation), Andy Barr (physiotherapist), Daniel Liburd (head and strength conditioning coach), Daniel Jones (physical performance coach)
- 2022 — The two highest first-rounders from the Houston Rockets, Miami HEAT (lottery protected) and Nets will go to the Rockets, the lowest to the HEAT (James Harden, Victor Oladipo).
- 2022 — Owe a second-rounder to the Detroit Pistons (DeAndre Jordan).
- 2023 — The Houston Rockets have first-round swap rights (James Harden).
- 2023 — The lowest second-rounder from the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets and Nets to Brooklyn. The highest from Philadelphia (and the second highest from Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn) to the Hawks (Jeremy Lin, Allen Crabbe, Devonte’ Graham).
- 2024 — Owe a first-rounder to the Houston Rockets (James Harden).
- 2025 — The Oklahoma City Thunder will get the highest of the Houston Rockets (11-30), Los Angeles Clippers and Thunder, then the Rockets get the higher of the Thunder and Nets, and the Nets get the lower. If the Rockets are top-10, Houston will get the higher of the Rockets and Nets, and Brooklyn will get the lower (Paul George, James Harden, Russell Westbrook).
- 2025 — Owe second-rounder to the Atlanta Hawks (Jeremy Lin).
- 2026 — Owe a first-rounder to the Houston Rockets (James Harden).
- 2027 — The Houston Rockets have first-round swap rights (James Harden).
- 2027 — Owe a second-rounder to the Detroit Pistons (DeAndre Jordan).
Cash Paid ($5,785,000 max): $5,785,000 to the Detroit Pistons (DeAndre Jordan) — $0 remaining
Cash Received ($5,785,000 max): $0
- 9/14/21 — No-aggregation restriction lifts on Jevon Carter.
- 10/19/21 — No-aggregation restriction lifts on Sekou Doumbouya
- 10/19/21 — First day of the 2021-22 regular season.
- 10/31/21 — Team option on Sekou Doumbouya.
- 12/15/21 — No-trade restrictions lift on Paul Millsap, DeAndre’ Bembry, LaMarcus Aldridge, David Duke Jr, James Johnson, Patty Mills and Blake Griffin.
- 12/15/21 — DeAndre’ Bembry’s contract guarantees at $1,250,000.
- 1/7/22 — DeAndre’ Bembry’s $1,939,350 guarantees for 2021-22.
- 1/7/22 — David Duke Jr $925,258 guarantees for 2021-22.
- 1/15/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on Bruce Brown Jr.
- 4/10/22 — Final day of the 2021-22 regular season.
- 6/23/22 — NBA Draft.
- 6/29/22 — Player options for Patty Mills, James Harden and Kyrie Irving.
- 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadline on David Duke Jr, Nicolas Claxton.
- 7/1/22 — Start of the 2022-23 calendar year and moratorium.
- 7/5/22 — Final day of the moratorium.
- 7/6/22 — Landry Shamet and Spencer Dinwiddie trade exceptions expire.
- 10/31/22 — Team options on Cam Thomas and Day’Ron Sharpe.
- Before first day of 2022-23 season — Extension deadline for Sekou Doumbouya.
- 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadline for Sekou Doumbouya.
- 10/31/23 — Team options on Cam Thomas and Day’Ron Sharpe.
- Before the first day of the 2024-25 season — Extension deadlines for Cam Thomas and Day’Ron Sharpe.
- 6/29/25 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Cam Thomas and Day’Ron Sharpe.
Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than January 7 each year.
- 7/28/21 — Issued a qualifying offer to Bruce Brown Jr.
- 7/29/21 — Drafted Cam Thomas (2021-27th), Kessler Edwards (2021-44th), Marcus Zegarowski (2021-49th) and Raiquan Gray (2021-59th).
- 8/1/21 –Spencer Dinwiddie declined his player option
- 8/1/21 — Issued a qualifying offer to Reggie Perry.
- 8/1/21 — Declined to issue qualifying offers to Mike James and Chris Chiozza.
- 8/5/21 — Signed Cam Thomas (2021-27th) to a $10,455,849 rookie-scale contract.
- 8/6/21 — Traded Landry Shamet to the Phoenix Suns for Jevon Carter and Day’Ron Sharpe (2021-29th).
- 8/6/21 — Traded Spencer Dinwiddie (via sign-and-trade, generating an $11,454,048 trade exception) to the Washington Wizards for Nikola Milutinov (2015-26th) from the San Antonio Spurs, and the higher 2024 second-rounder from the Memphis Grizzlies or Wizards, and a 2025 pick swap (between the Golden State Warriors and Washington) from the Wizards.
- 8/6/21 — Signed James Johnson to a $2,641,691 minimum contract.
- 8/6/21 — Signed Day’Ron Sharpe (2021-29th) to a $10,317,802 rookie-scale contract.
- 8/8/21 — Re-signed Bruce Brown Jr to his qualifying offer at $4,736,103.
- 8/8/21 — Signed David Duke to a $925,258 minimum summer contract (Exhibit 10).
- 8/8/21 — Kevin Durant opted out of the final season of his contract.
- 8/8/21 — Re-signed Kevin Durant to an extension, adding four additional years at $197,656,908 with $5,141,000 in total likely incentives.
- 8/8/21 — Signed DeAndre’ Bembry to a partially-guaranteed $1,939,350 minimum contract.
- 8/9/21 — Re-signed Blake Griffin to a $2,641,691 minimum contract.
- 8/10/21 — Signed Patty Mills to a two-year $12,074,500 contract, via the taxpayer mid-level exception, player option on the final season.
- 8/11/21 — Withdrew qualifying offer to Reggie Perry.
- 8/16/21 — Signed Kessler Edwards (2021-44th) to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
- 9/3/21 — Waived Alize Johnson.
- 9/3/21 — Re-signed LaMarcus Aldridge to a $2,641,691 minimum contract.
- 9/4/21 — Traded DeAndre Jordan, a 2022 second-rounder, the higher 2024 second-rounder from the Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards, the higher 2025 second-rounder from the Golden State Warriors and Wizards, a 2027 second-rounder and $5,785,000 to the Detroit Pistons for Sekou Doumbouya and Jahlil Okafor.
- 9/9/21 — Waived Jahlil Okafor (stretch TBD).
- 9/10/21 — Signed Paul Millsap to a $2,641,691 minimum contract.
No-Trade: Blake Griffin (One-Year Bird), Bruce Brown Jr (One-Year Bird), LaMarcus Aldridge (One-Year Bird)
- Kevin Durant — 15 percent
- Kyrie Irving — 15 percent
Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.
Expired 10-Day Contracts: None
Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible
Unsigned Draft Picks
- First-rounders: Nikola Milutinov (2015-26th)
- Second-rounders: Marcus Zegarowski (2021-49th), Raiquan Gray (2021-59th), Isaia Cordinier (2016-44th), Juan Pablo Vaulet (2015-39th), Aaron White (2015-49th), Nemanja Dangubic (2014-54th), Christian Drejer (2004-51st)
Free Agents (with Cap Holds)
- Early Bird: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot ($1,669,178), Tyler Johnson ($1,669,178)
- Non-Bird: Mike James ($1,669,178), Wilson Chandler*** ($1,669,178), Reggie Perry (two-way)
*** Cannot be included in a sign-and-trade
Arena: Barclays Center
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(Updated on 9/14/21)
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