Chicago Bulls 2017 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Chicago Bulls 2017-18 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.




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Player (15) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
LopezRobin Lopez 29 C Cap Space $13,788,500 - - ($28,146,250) $13,788,500 12.76
MiroticNikola Mirotic 26 PF Cap Space $12,500,000 - - ($12,500,000) $12,500,000 11.57
FelicioCristiano Felicio 25 PF Cap Space $7,843,500 - - ($32,000,000) $7,843,500 7.26
HolidayJustin Holiday 28 SG MLE $4,615,385 - - ($9,000,000) $4,615,385 4.27
DunnKris Dunn 23 PG Rookie $4,046,760 - - ($8,267,760) $4,046,760 3.75
PondexterQuincy Pondexter 29 SG Bird $3,853,931 - - ($3,853,931) $3,853,931 3.57
MarkkanenLaui Markkanen 20 PF Rookie $3,821,640 - - ($8,357,760) $3,821,640 3.54
LaVineZach LaVine 22 SG Rookie $3,202,218 - - ($3,202,218) $3,202,218 2.96
PayneCameron Payne 23 PG Rookie $2,203,440 - - ($5,466,735) $2,203,440 2.04
ValentineDenzel Valentine 24 SG Rookie $2,186,400 - - ($4,467,000) $2,186,400 2.02
GrantJerian Grant 25 PG Rookie $1,713,840 - - ($4,353,154) $1,713,840 1.59
PortisBobby Portis 22 PF Rookie $1,516,320 - - ($4,010,666) $1,516,320 1.40
FelderKay Felder 22 PG Mini MLE $1,312,611 - - ($456,529) $1,312,611 1.22
NwabaDavid Nwaba 24 SG Minimum $1,312,611 - - - $1,312,611 1.22
ZipserPaul Zipser 23 SF Minimum $1,312,611 - - ($905,249) $1,312,611 1.22


2017-18 Two-Way

Players signed to Two-Way contracts that are currently designated to G-League affiliate. Two-way salaries do not count against a team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
ArcidiaconoRyan Arcidiacono 23 PG $13,824       -  
BlakeneyAntonio Blakeney 21 SG -       -  


2017-18 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (5) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
WadeDwyane Wade 35 SG $15,550,000 - - - $15,550,000 14.40
RondoRajon Rondo 31 PG $3,000,000 - - - $3,000,000 2.78
CanaanIsaiah Canaan 26 PG $200,000 - - - $200,000 0.19
StoneDiamond Stone 20 C $50,000 - - - $50,000 0.05
EddieJarell Eddie 26 SF $8,612 - - - $8,313 0.01


Exceptions

Exceptions are essentially "grants" offering teams an additional way to sign players. Exceptions can be split up for multiple player signings, however only one of these exceptions may be used in a season and they cannot be combined.

Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap but below the Luxury Tax Apron ($125,266,000) and can be used for contracts up to 4 years in length.

Bi-Annual Exception Details is available to any teams who are below the Luxury Tax Apron ($125,266,000), and did not use this exception in the previous season. It can be used for contracts up to 2 years in length.

Trade Exception Details becomes available when a team relinquishes more salary than it acquires during a trade. The "credit" balance remains as an exception that can be used within the next year to acquire salary via trade without further relinquishing additional salary.

Type Amount Amount Remaining Reason/Notes Expire Date
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $8,406,000 $3,790,615 Justin Holiday ($4,615,385)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,290,000 $3,290,000
Trade Exception $15,311,329 $15,311,329 Jimmy Butler 02/22/2018
Trade Exception $5,462,000 $1,589,480 Taj Gibson (Kris Dunn, $3,872,520) 02/23/2018


2017-18 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Bulls current standing in terms of the luxury tax threshold. Teams that spend over the threshold pay fines (estimated below).

Type Totals
2017 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $119,266,000
Total Taxable Salaries $84,155,023
Luxury Tax Space $35,110,977


2017-18 Chicago Bulls Salary Cap Totals

The Bulls are currently over the league salary cap. This means Cap Holds & Exceptions are NOT included in their Total Cap Allocations, and renouncing these figures will not afford them any cap space. The team may only sign outside players using any available exceptions or at league minimum salaries.

Cap Type Total
Active Roster Cap $65,229,767
Dead Money $18,808,313
Cap Holds $23,981,424
Total Salaries $108,019,504
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-8,926,504
Practical Cap Max Space $15,054,920
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $65,229,767
Dead Money $18,808,313
Cap Holds $23,981,424
Total Cap Allocations $108,019,504
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Cap Max Space $-8,926,504
Practical Cap Space $15,054,920