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New Orleans Pelicans Free Agents for the 2022 Offseason

Breaking down the New Orleans Pelicans players headed for free agency this summer

The New Orleans Pelicans started this season 1-12 and appeared to be headed toward the NBA Draft lottery once again as All-Star Zion Williamson missed the entire regular season.

But first-year head coach Willie Green never lost the pulse of his team. And with a midseason trade for CJ McCollum, the Pelicans rallied to be in contention for the play-in games, ultimately winning a pair to earn the 8 seed in the West. Brandon Ingram continued to play at a high level and gritty young rookies Herb Jones and Jose Alvarado made the Pelicans a pesky team to deal with — just ask the top-seeded Phoenix Suns.

Ultimately, however, the Suns emerged from their first-round tangle with New Orleans victorious, leaving the Pelicans looking toward the offseason.

Check out Boardroom’s full breakdown of imminent Pelicans free agents, as well as a snapshot of the team’s salary cap outlook as things currently stand.

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2022 New Orleans Pelicans Free Agents

Contract and salary figures via Spotrac unless otherwise noted. Restricted free agent status designates that a player’s current team reserves the right to match any rival team’s contract offer sheet in order to prevent that player’s departure.

1. PF Gary Clark (unrestricted)
  • Age: 27
  • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $811,213 (via HoopsHype)
  • 2021-22 Salary: $811,213
  • (NOTE: Clark has a qualifying offer of $1,576,305)
2. PG Jared Harper (restricted)
  • Age: 25
  • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $85,081 (via HoopsHype)
  • 2021-22 Salary: $85,081
3. SG Tony Snell (unrestricted)
  • Age: 30
  • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $2,389,641
  • 2021-22 Salary: $2,389,641

New Orleans Pelicans 2022 Salary Cap Numbers

All dollar figures and cap estimates via Spotrac as of April 18. Reflects a “soft” salary cap of $112.414 million, a luxury tax threshold of $136.606 million, and a $143.002 million luxury tax apron for hard-capped teams.

  • Active contracts: $141,185,509
  • Dead cap money: $0 (Cap hold: $12,322,706)
  • Total salary cap usage: $141,185,509
  • Estimated 2021-22 luxury tax bill: $0 ($7,814,491 under luxury tax threshold)
  • Salary on the books for 2022-23: $189,092,491

Click here to read Boardroom’s full breakdown of NBA salary cap spending by team this season.