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Houston Rockets Team Payroll

2014-15 Salary Cap: $63,065,000

Largest Guarantee: James Harden ($56,175,126)

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Payroll

Salary
Player 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 Signed Using Guaranteed
Dwight Howard $21,436,271 $22,359,364 $23,282,457 Cap Space $43,795,635
James Harden $14,728,844 $15,756,438 $16,784,031 $17,811,625 Bird Rights $56,175,126
Trevor Ariza $8,579,089 $8,193,030 $7,806,971 $7,420,912 Bird Rights $32,000,000
Jason Terry $5,850,313 MLE $5,850,313
Kostas Papanikolaou $4,800,000 $4,600,000 MLE $4,800,000
Terrence Jones $1,618,680 $2,489,530 1st Round Pick $1,618,680
Donatas Motiejunas $1,483,920 $2,288,205 1st Round Pick $1,483,920
Francisco Garcia $1,316,809 Minimum Salary $1,316,809
Clint Capela $1,189,200 $1,242,720 $1,296,240 $2,334,520 1st Round Pick $2,431,920
Joey Dorsey $948,163 $1,015,421 Minimum Salary $1,963,584
Patrick Beverley $915,243 Cap Space
Jeff Adrien $981,084 Minimum Salary $981,084
Ish Smith $981,084 Minimum Salary $981,084
Troy Daniels $816,482 $947,276 Minimum Salary $1,763,758
Isaiah Canaan $816,482 $947,276 Cap Space $1,574,303
Robert Covington $816,482 $947,276 Cap Space $150,000
Nick Johnson $507,336 $845,059 $980,431 Cap Space $2,332,826
Tarik Black $507,336 $845,059 Minimum Salary
Luis Scola $6,541,000
Akil Mitchell $150,000 $150,000
Team Totals $74,983,818 $62,476,654 $50,150,130 $27,567,057 $159,369,042

Payroll Notes

Player Notes
Dwight Howard
  • Signed July 13, 2013 for an assumed $87,591,270 for 4 years.
  • 2016-17 is a Player Option.
James Harden
  • 2017-18 is 50% guaranteed.
  • Extension signed on October 31, 2012 for an assumed maximum salary for 5 years starting in 2013-14.
Trevor Ariza
  • Signed July 15, 2014.
  • $32 mil deal.
  • Signed and traded by the Wizards to Rockets in a reported 4 yr.
Jason Terry
  • Acquired in trade with Kings.
  • Signed July 17, 2012 for an assumed $15,675,000 for 3 years.
  • Trade bonus counts as $400,313 in 2014-15.
Kostas Papanikolaou
  • 2nd year is not guaranteed.
  • Signed 2-year deal on August 8, 2014.
Terrence Jones
  • Signed July 9, 2012.
  • Team Option for 2014-15 picked up on October 30, 2013.
Donatas Motiejunas
  • Signed July 7, 2012.
  • Team Option for 2014-15 picked up on October 30, 2013.
Francisco Garcia
  • Signed a 1-yr contract on August 22, 2014.
Clint Capela
  • First two years guaranteed at ~$2.4mil.
  • Signs Rookie Scale deal.
Joey Dorsey
  • Signed 2-year deal on July 15, 2014.
Ish Smith
  • Signed 1-yr deal on July 18, 2014.
Patrick Beverley
  • Signed January 7, 2013 for an assumed minimum salary for the remainder of the season and for 2013-14 and 2014-15.
  • 2014-15 is not guaranteed.
Jeff Adrien
  • Agreed to deal July 15, 2014.
  • Minimum Salary.
Troy Daniels
  • Signed 2-year deal on July 15, 2014.
Isaiah Canaan
  • Signed July 13, 2013 for an assumed $2,334,273 for 3 years.
  • 2015-16 is partially guaranteed for $757,821.
Robert Covington
  • Signed July 13, 2013 for an assumed minimum salary for 3 years.
  • 2014-15 is partially guaranteed for $150,000.
Nick Johnson
  • Signed 3-yr deal on July 22, 2014.
Tarik Black
  • Signed 2-year contract on August 27, 2014, not guaranteed.
Geron Johnson
  • Signed on October 23, 2014.
Luis Scola
  • Amnestied on July 13, 2012.
Akil Mitchell
  • October 23, 2014.
  • 2014-15 guaranteed for $150K; 2015-16 not guaranteed.
  • Signed 2-year contract on September 25, 2014.
Luis Scola
  • Signed for an assumed $47,041,037 for 5 years.
  • Waived under amnesty provsion.