Mavericks Contracts and future salary commitments

Disclaimer: The league does not officially release salary information. The following is based on newspaper reports, basic computation of known variables (ie, the scale for rookie contracts since 98-99 is known, set maximum salary increases allowed for contracts since 98-99, if a player's salary consistently increased by a certain amount then future salaries may have been computed based on that amount, ...), and other things and the listing is not necessarily accurate. The sum of a player's contract breakdown may not actually match the listed contract signing amount due to a variety of reasons - the reported contract signing amount may not be accurate or may have been rounded and/or a individual season salary listing may not be accurate or may have been rounded.

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Mavericks Contracts


  FA = summer player will be a free agent
  rc = 3 year rookie contract with a 4th year at the team's option
  p-opt = player opt-out clause
  t-opt = team option year(s) (if team chooses, player will be under
    contract for another year)
  xt-opt = team elected not to pick up their team option

                            Date    # of      total 
  Player                   signed   years     salary     misc          FA
  Juan Jose Barea .......  8/11/06    1      minimum                  '07
  Jerry Stackhouse ......  1/22/99,6/26/03  7+2  $37 mill + $18 mill  '07
  DeSagana Diop .........  8/19/05    3    $6.48 million              '08
  Devean George .........  7/12/07    1     $2,369,111                '08
  Devin Harris ..........   7/2/04    4    $12,837,443    rc          '08
  Pops Mensah-Bonsu .....   8/3/06    2      minimum            t-opt '08
  Greg Buckner ..........  7/13/06    5    $19.5 million        t-opt '09
  DJ Mbenga .............  7/13/06    3    $5.6 million               '09
  Maurice Ager ..........   7/1/06    4     $4,804,924    rc    t-opt '09+10
  Erick Dampier .........  8/25/04    7    $73 million                '11
  Josh Howard ........... 7/3/03,10/29/06  4+4  $4,258,523+$42 mill   '11
  Dirk Nowitzki ......... 1/21/99,10/23/01,9/26/06 
                                   4+6+3 $6,906,835+$79.3mill+$60mill '11
  Jason Terry ...........  7/24/06    6    $57 million                '12


Maurice Ager

Signed a 4 year, $4,804,924 contract with a team option for the
3rd and 4th years 7/1/06
Free agent: team-option Summer 2009, team-option Summer 2010, 
else Summer 2011
Contract breakdown:
  2006-2007    $906,480
  2007-2008    $974,400
  2008-2009  $1,042,440  (if team picks up option)
  2009-2010  $1,881,604  (if team picks up option)



Juan Jose Barea

Signed a 2 year, minimum non-guaranteed contract 8/11/06
the 2nd year
Free agent: Summer 2008
Contract breakdown:
  2006-2007  $412,718
  2007-2008  $687,456



Greg Buckner

Signed a 5 year, $19 million contract 7/13/06 with a team option
for the 4th year and (if the 4th year is picked up) a player option for
the 5th year
Free agent: Summer 2009 (if Dallas doesn't pick up option),
Summer 2010 (if Dallas picks up option and Buckner doesn't pick up
option), else Summer 2011
Contract breakdown:
  2006-2007  $3,240,741
  2007-2008  $3,500,000
  2008-2009  $3,759,259
  2009-2010  $4,018,518  [if Dallas picks up option]
  2010-2011  $4,276,800  [if 09-10 option picked up and player picks up option]



Erick Dampier

Signed a 7 year, $73 million contract 8/25/04
Free agent: Summer 2011
Contract breakdown:
  2004-2005   $7,700,000
  2005-2006   $8,662,500
  2006-2007   $9,628,000
  2007-2008  $10,590,500
  2008-2009  $11,553,000
  2009-2010  $12,115,500
  2010-2011  $13,078,000



DeSanaga Diop

Signed a 3 year, $6.48 million contract 8/19/05 
Free agent: Summer 2008
Contract breakdown:
  2005-2006  $2,000,000
  2006-2007  $1,998,000  
  2007-2008  $2,146,000  



Devean George

Signed a 1 year, $2,369,111 contract 7/12/07
Free agent: Summer 2008
Contract breakdown:
  2007-2008  $2,369,111



Devin Harris

Signed a 3 year, $8,842,440 contract with a team option for a 4th
year worth $3,995,003 7/2/04
Free agent: team-option Summer 2008, else Summer 2007
Contract breakdown:
  2004-2005  $2,741,880
  2005-2006  $2,947,440
  2006-2007  $3,153,120
  2007-2008  $3,995,003  



Josh Howard

Signed a 3 year, $2,470,960 contract with a team option for a 4th
year 7/3/03; signed a 4 year, $42 million contrat extension 10/29/06
Free agent: Summer 2011
Contract breakdown:
  2003-2004     $773,440
  2004-2005     $823,640
  2005-2006     $873,880
  2006-2007   $1,667,603  
  2007-2008   $9,000,000  
  2008-2009   $9,945,000  
  2009-2010  $10,890,000  
  2010-2011  $11,835,000  



DJ Mbenga

Signed a 3 year, $5.6 million contract 7/13/06
Free agent: Summer 2009
Contract breakdown:
  2006-2007  $1,628,959
  2007-2008  $1,800,000
  2008-2009  $1,971,941



Pops Mensah-Bonsu

Signed a 2 year, minimum contract 8/3/06 with a team option for
the 2nd year
Free agent: team-option Summer 2008, else Summer 2007
Contract breakdown:
  2006-2007  $412,718
  2007-2008  $687,456  (if team picks up option)



Dirk Nowitzki

Signed a 4 year, $6,908,529 rookie contract 1/21/99; signed a 6
year, estimated $79.3 million contract extension 10/23/01; signed a 3
year, estimated $59.387 million contract extension 9/26/06
Free agent: Summer 2011
Contract breakdown:
  1998-1999   $1,472,640  ($898,000 - actual lockout shorten season salary)
  1999-2000   $1,583,040
  2000-2001   $1,693,560
  2001-2002   $2,157,595  
  2002-2003  $10,067,750  [25% of 02-03 salary cap]
  2003-2004  $11,326,219 
  2004-2005  $12,584,688 
  2005-2006  $13,843,156 
  2006-2007  $15,101,625  
  2007-2008  $16,360,094 
  2008-2009  $18,077,904 or 30% of 08-09 salary cap 
  2009-2010  $19,795,714 or 110.5% of 08-09 salary
  2010-2011  $21,513,524 or 121% of 08-09 salary



Jerry Stackhouse

Signed a 7 year, $37 million contract 1/22/99; signed a 2 year, 
$18 million extension 6/26/03
Free agent: Summer 2007
Contract breakdown:
  1998-1999   $3,887,000  ($2,370,000 - actual lockout shorten season salary)
  1999-2000   $4,781,250  (with Detroit)
  2000-2001   $5,300,000  (with Detroit)
  2001-2002   $5,843,750  (with Detroit)
  2002-2003   $6,375,000  (with Washington)
  2003-2004   $6,906,250  (with Washington)
  2004-2005   $7,437,500
  2005-2006   $8,367,187
  2006-2007   $9,296,874



Jason Terry

Signed a 6 year, $57 million contract 7/24/06
Free agent: Summer 2012
Contract breakdown:
  2006-2007   $8,100,000
  2007-2008   $8,898,000
  2008-2009   $9,696,000
  2009-2010   $9,575,000
  2010-2011  $10,373,000
  2011-2012  $11,158,000



Current and future team contract commitments by season

2006-2007

#free agent for summer 2006
!restricted free agent for summer 2006
() amount free agent counts against the 2006-2007 cap until he is re-signed,
renounced, or signs with another team

  Michael Finley       $16,141,999  [released, still counts against the cap]
  Dirk Nowitzki        $15,101,625  
  Erick Dampier         $9,628,000
  Jerry Stackhouse      $9,296,874
  Jason Terry           $8,100,000
  Austin Croshere       $7,300,000
  Shawn Bradley         $4,800,000  [retired, does count against the cap]
  Evan Eschmeyer        $3,711,400  [retired, does not count against the cap]
  Greg Buckner          $3,240,741
  Devin Harris          $3,153,120
  DeSanaga Diop         $1,998,000  
  Devean George         $1,974,259  
  Tariq Abdul-Wahad     $1,968,750  [released]
  Josh Howard           $1,667,603  
  DJ Mbenga             $1,628,959
  Maurice Ager            $906,480
  Pavel Podkolzin         $600,000  [released]
  Juan Jose Barea         $412,718
  Pops Mensah-Bonsu       $412,718


2007-2008

#free agent for summer 2007
*Nowitzki can opt-out and become a free agent for summer 2007
!restricted free agent for summer 2007
() amount free agent counts against the 2007-2008 cap until he is re-signed,
renounced, or signs with another team

  Michael Finley      $18,593,750  [released, still counts against the cap]
  Dirk Nowitzki       $16,360,094  
  Erick Dampier       $10,590,500
  Josh Howard          $9,000,000  
  Jason Terry          $8,898,000
  Shawn Bradley        $5,200,000  [retired, does not count against the cap]
  Devin Harris         $3,995,003  
  Greg Buckner         $3,500,000
  Devean George        $2,369,111
  DeSanaga Diop        $2,146,000  
  DJ Mbenga            $1,800,000
  Maurice Ager           $974,400
  Pops Mensah-Bonsu      $687,456  (if team picks up option)
  Jose Juan Barea        $687,456  (if team picks up option)
 #Jerry Stackhouse   ($13,945,311)


2008-2009

#free agent for summer 2008
!restricted free agent for summer 2008
() amount free agent counts against the 2008-2009 cap until he is re-signed,
renounced, or signs with another team

  Dirk Nowitzki       $18,077,904 or 30% of 08-09 salary cap 
  Erick Dampier       $11,553,000
  Josh Howard          $9,945,000  
  Jason Terry          $9,696,000
  Greg Buckner         $3,759,259
  DJ Mbenga            $1,971,941
  Maurice Ager         $1,042,440  (if team picks up option)
 !Devin Harris         $7,990,006  (qualifying offer)
 #Devean George       ($4,738,222)
 #DeSanaga Diop       ($4,292,000) 


2009-2010

#free agent for summer 2009
!restricted free agent for summer 2009
() amount free agent counts against the 2009-2010 cap until he is re-signed,
renounced, or signs with another team

  Dirk Nowitzki       $19,795,714 or 110.5% of 08-09 salary
  Erick Dampier       $12,115,500
  Josh Howard         $10,890,000  
  Jason Terry          $9,575,000
  Greg Buckner         $4,018,518  (if team picks up option)
  Maurice Ager         $1,881,604  (if team picks up option)
 #DJ Mbenga           ($3,943,882)


2010-2011

#free agent for summer 2010
!restricted free agent for summer 2010
() amount free agent counts against the 2010-2011 cap until he is re-signed,
renounced, or signs with another team

  Dirk Nowitzki       $21,513,524 or 121% of 08-09 salary
  Erick Dampier       $13,078,000
  Josh Howard         $11,835,000  
  Jason Terry         $10,373,000
  Greg Buckner         $4,276,800  (if team picks up option in 2010 and 
                                    player picks up 10-11 option)
 !Maurice Ager         $2,803,590  (qualifying offer, if team picks 
                                   up option in 2010)


2011-2012

#free agent for summer 2011
!restricted free agent for summer 2011
() amount free agent counts against the 2011-2012 cap until he is re-signed,
renounced, or signs with another team

  Jason Terry         $11,158,000
 #Dirk Nowitzki      (30% of salary cap)
 #Erick Dampier      ($19,614,000)
 #Josh Howard        ($17,752,500) 


2012-2013

#free agent for summer 2012
!restricted free agent for summer 2012
() amount free agent counts against the 2012-2013 cap until he is re-signed,
renounced, or signs with another team

 #Jason Terry        ($16,735,500)


Patricia Bender
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