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Memphis Grizzlies Team Salary

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Quick: Spent over the cap.

Salary Cap: $112,414,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $136,606,000

Projection for 2022-23 (cap $119 million): Up to $38 million, less with Jaren Jackson Jr.

Roster Count: 18 guaranteed, one two-way, one summer contract

Depth Chart
PG: Ja Morant, De’Anthony Melton, Tyus Jones
SG: Desmond Bane, John Konchar, Sam Merrill
SF: Dillon Brooks, Ziaire Williams, Jarrett Culver, Yves Pons (summer contract)
PF: Jaren Jackson Jr, Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke, Daniel Oturu
C: Steven Adams, Xavier Tillman Sr, Santiago Aldama, Juancho Hernangomez, Killian Tillie (two-way), Marc Gasol

Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Grayson Allen, expiring 7/7/22) — $4,054,695
  • Room Exception — $4,910,000

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • Yves Pons $925,258 — 1/7/22

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • Jaren Jackson Jr

Rookie-Scale Options

  • Desmond Bane (third-year)
  • Jarrett Culver (fourth-year)
  • Ja Morant (fourth-year)
  • Brandon Clarke (fourth-year)

Waived Players: Sean McDermott (two-way), Rajon Rondo

Traded Players: Jonas Valanciunas, Grayson Allen, Eric Bledsoe, Patrick Beverley

G-League Affiliate: Memphis Hustle (general manager Daniel Marcus, head coach Jason March)

Two-Way Contracts: Killian Tillie

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $462,629 for the full 2021-22 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date.

Governor: Robert Pera

Basketball Executives

  • Zachary Kleiman — general manager & executive vice president of basketball operations
  • Tayshaun Prince — vice president of basketball affairs
  • Rich Cho — vice president of basketball strategy
  • Chantal Hassard — vice president of team operations and player programs
  • Chris Makris — director of player personnel
  • Glen Grunwald — senior advisor
  • Chris Wallace — senior advisor of player personnel

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Taylor Jenkins

Assistants: Blake Ahearn, Brad Jones, Darko Rajakovic, David McClure, James “Scoonie” Penn, Sonia Raman, Vitaly Potapenko

Trainers: Eric Oetter (director of sports medicine), Christopher Chase (director of performance), Michael Roncarati (director of rehabilitation), Jeff Deits (head athletic trainer)

Pick Swaps

  • 2022 — Owed a first-rounder (top-six protected in 2022, top-three protected in 2023, top-one in 2024 otherwise converts to 2025 and 2026 second-rounders) from the Utah Jazz (Mike Conley). If conveyed, the 2026 second-rounder will go to the Golden State Warriors (Eric Paschall).
  • 2022 — Owed a first-rounder (top-10 protected) from the Los Angeles Lakers (Anthony Davis, Jonas Valanciunas), otherwise owed a second-rounder from the Cleveland Cavaliers (Kyle Korver, Jaxson Hayes, Jonas Valanciunas).
  • 2022 — Owe a second-rounder to the Utah Jazz (Santiago Aldama).
  • 2024 — Owed a first-rounder (top-4 protected in 2024, top-1 protected in 2025 and unprotected in 2026) from the Golden State Warriors (Andre Iguodala).
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Toronto Raptors (Marc Gasol).
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Los Angeles Lakers (Marc Gasol).
  • 2024 — Owed the higher second-rounder from the Indiana Pacers and the lower of the Cleveland Cavaliers or Utah Jazz (Leandro Bolmaro, James Harden, Isaiah Todd, Grayson Allen).
  • 2024 — The higher second-rounder from the Washington Wizards and Grizzlies will go to the Detroit Pistons, the lower to the Los Angeles Lakers (Brandon Clarke, Admiral Schofield, Russell Westbrook, DeAndre Jordan).
  • 2025 — Owe a second-rounder to the Boston Celtics (Desmond Bane), will convey to either the Orlando Magic (Evan Fournier) or Oklahoma City Thunder (Kemba Walker).
  • 2026 — Owe a second-rounder to the Utah Jazz if 31-42, otherwise to the Golden State Warriors (Santiago Aldama, Eric Paschall).
  • 2026 — Owed a the higher second-rounder from the Indiana Pacers and the Miami HEAT (TJ Warren, Isaiah Todd, Grayson Allen).

Cash Paid ($5,785,000 max): $1 million to the Milwaukee Bucks (Grayson Allen) — $4,785,000 remaining

Cash Received ($5,785,000 max): $250,000 to the Memphis Grizzlies (Marc Gasol) — $5,535,000 remaining

Deadlines

  • 9/15/21 — No-aggregation restriction lifts on Sam Merrill.
  • 9/20/21 — No-aggregation restriction lifts on Daniel Oturu.
  • 10/1/21 — No-aggregation restriction lifts on Jarrett Culver and Juancho Hernangomez.
  • 10/18/21 — Extension deadline for Jaren Jackson Jr.
  • 10/19/21 — First day of the 2021-22 regular season.
  • 10/29/21 — No-aggregation restriction lifts on Marc Gasol.
  • 10/31/21 — Team options on Jarrett Culver, Desmond Bane, Brandon Clarke and Ja Morant.
  • 12/15/22 — No-trade restriction lifts on Yves Pons.
  • 1/7/22 — Yves Pons’s $925,258 guarantees for 2021-22.
  • 4/10/22 — Final day of the 2021-22 regular season.
  • 6/23/22 — NBA Draft.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Sam Merrill, Yves Pons, Killian Tillie, Jaren Jackson Jr and Daniel Oturu.
  • 6/30/22 — Juancho Hernangomez’ $7,531,880 guarantees for 2022-23 (incentives TBD).
  • 7/1/22 — Start of the 2022-23 calendar year and moratorium.
  • 7/3/22 — John Konchar’s $2.3 million guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 7/5/22 — Final day of the moratorium.
  • 7/7/22 — Grayson Allen trade exception expires.
  • 8/1/22 — Patrick Beverley trade exception expires.
  • Before first day of 2022-23 season — Extension deadlines for Brandon Clarke, Ja Morant and Jarrett Culver.
  • 10/31/22 — Team options on Desmond Bane, Ziaire Williams and Santiago Aldama.
  • 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Brandon Clarke.
  • 6/29/23 — Team option on Xavier Tillman Sr and Jarrett Culver.
  • 7/3/23 — De’Anthony Melton’s $8 million guarantees for 2023-24.
  • 7/3/23 — John Konchar’s $2.4 million guarantees for 2023-24.
  • Before first day of 2023-24 season — Extension deadline for Desmond Bane.
  • 10/31/23 — Team options on Ziaire Williams and Santiago Aldama.
  • 6/29/24 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Desmond Bane.
  • Before first day of 2024-25 season — Extension deadline for Ziaire Williams and Santiago Aldama.
  • 6/29/25 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Ziaire Williams and Santiago Aldama.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than January 7 each year.

Transactions

  • 6/3/21 — Extended executive vice president of basketball operations Zach Kleiman’s contract.
  • 7/29/21 — Drafted Trey Murphy (2021-17th) and BJ Boston Jr (2021-51st).
  • 7/30/21 — Waived Jontay Porter.
  • 7/30/21 — Issued a qualifying offer to Killian Tillie.
  • 8/1/21 — Opted Justise Winslow out of his final season.
  • 8/6/21 — Renounced the rights to Justise Winslow, Tim Frazier and Tyler Dorsey.
  • 8/7/21 — Traded Jonas Valanciunas, Trey Murphy (2021-17th) and BJ Boston Jr (2021-51st) to the New Orleans Pelicans, and Tyler Harvey (2015-51st) to the Charlotte Hornets for Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe via cap room, Ziaire Williams (2021-10th) and Jared Butler (2021-40th) from the Pelicans.
  • 8/7/21 — Traded Grayson Allen and $1 million  to the Milwaukee Bucks for Sam Merrill via the minimum exception, generating a $4,054,695 trade exception (Grizzlies operating as a team over the cap).
  • 8/7/21 — Traded Jared Butler (2021-40th), a 2022 second-rounder and a 2026 second-rounder to the Utah Jazz for Santiago Aldama (2021-30th)
  • 8/7/21 — Sam Merrill’s $1,517,981 guaranteed for 2021-22.
  • 8/8/21 — Signed Ziaire Williams (2021-10th) to a $19,907,925 rookie-scale contract.
  • 8/8/21 — Signed Santiago Aldama (2021-30th) to a $10,243,371 rookie-scale contract.
  • 8/9/21 — Signed Yves Pons to a $925,258 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 8/11/21 — Re-signed Killian Tillie to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 8/16/21 — Traded Eric Bledsoe to the Los Angeles Clippers for Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo and Daniel Oturu (via the minimum exception).
  • 8/25/21 — Waived Sean McDermott (two-way).
  • 8/25/21 — Traded Patrick Beverley to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Jarrett Culver and Juancho Hernangomez.
  • 8/28/21 — Waived Rajon Rondo.
  • 9/10/21 — Traded Wang Zhelin (2016-57th) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Marc Gasol, a 2024 second-rounder and $250,000.

No-Trade: None

Trade Kickers

  • Kyle Anderson — 15 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Poison Pill

  • None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Options

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Satnam Singh (2015-52nd)

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Qualifying Offers

  • None

Arena: FedEx Forum

Cap Holds

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(Updated on 9/12/21)

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Eric Pincus is a Senior Writer for Basketball Insiders, with a focus on the business side of the game.