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Updated Utah Jazz salary figures after the trade deadline

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Find out how much we're paying Kendrick Perkins!

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So the Utah Jazz traded away Enes Kanter and Steve Novak for rookie (#5, if you are counting at home) Grant Jerrett, two draft picks, a player in Spain playing for FC Barca -- no, not Ante Tomic, no, not Alex Abrines either, and the husk of Kendrick Perkins. Jokes on Tibor Pleiss aside, the Jazz took on salary with this move (+$1.330 million for this season) with the hope of saving money for next season. The team didn't get better, and the development / transition / competitive basketball timer is shifted back.

Kind of a bummer, but we can estimate how much we're paying Perkins, tho . . .

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Player 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Anything cool about this contract?
1 Gordon Hayward $14.746 $15.410 $16.073 $16.737 Player's option in 2017-18
2 Derrick Favors $12.950 $12.000 $11.050 $12.000
3 Kendrick Perkins $9.654 Will be waived, salary will remain in Utah
4 Trevor Booker $5.000 $4.775 Only $0.250 guaranteed next season
5 Dante Exum $3.615 $3.778 $3.940 $4.992 $6.620 Only in 1st year of Rookie Deal
6 Alec Burks $3.034 $9.463 $10.154 $10.846 $11.537 PPP as salary increases next season
7 Trey Burke $2.549 $2.658 $3.387 $4.589 Only in 2nd year of Rookie Deal
8 Jeremy Evans $1.795 Becomes UFA
9 Rodney Hood $1.290 $1.348 $1.407 $2.387 $3.473 Only in 1st year of Rookie Deal
10 Rudy Gobert $1.290 $1.176 $2.121 $3.146 Only in 2nd year of Rookie Deal
11 Grant Jerrett $0.816 $0.947 $1.016 $1.088 Second rounder, rookie, their contracts are different
12 Carrick Felix $0.816 Waived
13 Ian Clark $0.816 $1.147 QO for next season is $1.1
14 Joe Ingles $0.507 $1.045 QO for next season is $1.0
15 Toure' Murry $0.418 Waived
16 Patrick Christopher $0.379 Waived
17 Elijah Millsap * $0.301 $0.845 $0.980 $1.215 Includes two 10-day contracts, non-guaranteed for next two
18 Elliott Williams * $0.108 Waived, salary is two 10-day contracts
19 Jordan Hamilton $0.067 Waived
20 Brock Motum $0.065 Waived
21 Dahntay Jones $0.065 Waived
22 Dee Bost $0.065 Waived
23 Jack Cooley $0.065 Waived
24 Kevin Murphy $0.065 Waived
25 Christapher Johnson $0.054 Waived
26 Tre Bussey $0.000 Waived, was with team for like 2 days. IDK his $Sal
Salary Estimate $60.532 $54.593 $50.128 $56.999 $21.629

These figures are not entirely accurate because we're not on the hook for all of Perk's contract. Similarly, OKC isn't on the hook for all of Kanter's $5.695, or Novak's $3.446. I'm not going to do the math though. Salaries being equal the Jazz shifted out $9.141 million and got back $10.471 million, not including the value of the picks, or the "value" or a dude named Tibor.

A day ago MyLo told me we'd be moving Kanter for a 2017 1st rounder, I told him I didn't want any trades because it meant I would have to do research on more players. Seriously, the Jazz now have 26 players they've paid money to this season -- and after they waive Perkins, they'll be down to 12 players and need to sign one more to get to the league minimum 13.

What a season!