Denver Nuggets 2017 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Denver Nuggets 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 (14) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
MillsapPaul Millsap 32 PF Cap Space $31,269,231 - - ($61,000,000) $31,269,231 32.46
FariedKenneth Faried 27 PF Bird $12,921,348 - - ($26,685,393) $12,921,348 13.42
ChandlerWilson Chandler 30 SF Bird $12,016,854 - - ($24,817,416) $12,016,854 12.48
ArthurDarrell Arthur 29 PF Non-Bird $7,464,912 - - ($14,929,824) $7,464,912 7.75
NelsonJameer Nelson 35 PG Cap Space $4,736,050 - - ($4,736,050) $4,736,050 4.92
BartonWill Barton 26 SG Bird $3,533,333 - - ($3,533,333) $3,533,333 3.67
MudiayEmmanuel Mudiay 21 PG Rookie $3,381,480 - - ($3,381,480) $3,381,480 3.51
MurrayJamal Murray 20 PG Rookie $3,355,320 - - ($3,355,320) $3,355,320 3.48
HarrisGary Harris 22 SG Rookie $2,550,055 - - ($2,550,055) $2,550,055 2.65
LylesTrey Lyles 21 PF Rookie $2,441,400 - - ($2,441,400) $2,441,400 2.53
HernangomezJuan Hernangomez 21 PF Rookie $2,076,840 - - ($2,076,840) $2,076,840 2.16
BeasleyMalik Beasley 20 SG Rookie $1,700,640 - - ($1,700,640) $1,700,640 1.77
LydonTyler Lydon 21 SF Rookie $1,579,440 - - ($3,454,080) $1,579,440 1.64
JokicNikola Jokic 22 C Cap Space $1,471,382 - - ($1,471,382) $1,471,382 1.53


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 (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
CraigTorrey Craig 26 SF         -  
MorrisMonte Morris 22 PF         -  


2017-18 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Nuggets are currently under the cap, all of these figures are included in their Total Cap Figure. The "Practical Cap Space" below represents the Nuggets cap availability should they renounce all of these figures. These figures are not counted toward a team's Luxury Tax Allocation.

Player (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
PlumleeMason Plumlee 27 C           $5,821,325  


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.

Room Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are below the cap (eliminating the NTMLE/TMLE/BAE) and can be used for contracts up to 2 years in length.

Type Amount Amount Remaining Reason/Notes Expire Date
Room Exception $4,328,000 $4,328,000


2017-18 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Nuggets 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 $90,498,285
Luxury Tax Space $28,767,715


2017-18 Denver Nuggets Salary Cap Totals

The Nuggets are currently under the league salary cap, meaning all Cap Holds & Exceptions are included in their Total Cap Allocations. The Cap Max Space figure below represents how much salary cap remains after all allocations are included. The Practical Cap Space shows available space should the team renounce all Cap Holds & Exceptions.

Cap Type Total
Active Roster Cap $90,498,285
Cap Holds $5,821,325
Total Salaries $96,319,610
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Actual Cap Max Space $2,773,390
Practical Cap Max Space $8,594,715
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $90,498,285
Cap Holds $5,821,325
Total Cap Allocations $96,319,610
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Cap Max Space $2,773,390
Practical Cap Space $8,594,715