New Orleans Pelicans 2017 Salary Cap

An updated look at the New Orleans Pelicans 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 %
HolidayJrue Holiday 26 PG Bird $24,921,667 - $735,000 ($131,805,000) $25,656,667 21.77
DavisAnthony Davis 23 PF Bird $23,775,506 - - ($105,054,563) $23,775,506 20.18
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins 26 C Bird $18,063,850 - - ($18,063,850) $18,063,850 15.33
MiroticNikola Mirotic 26 PF Cap Space $12,500,000 - - ($12,500,000) $12,500,000 10.61
HillSolomon Hill 25 SF Cap Space $11,747,073 - $489,462 ($36,758,782) $12,236,535 10.38
MooreE'Twaun Moore 27 SG Cap Space $8,445,024 - - ($25,918,637) $8,445,024 7.17
AjincaAlexis Ajinca 28 C Early Bird $4,961,798 - - ($10,247,191) $4,961,798 4.21
RondoRajon Rondo 31 PG MLE $3,300,000 - - ($3,290,000) $3,300,000 2.80
MillerDarius Miller 26 SF MLE $2,100,000 - - ($2,100,000) $2,100,000 1.78
ClarkIan Clark 25 SG Minimum $1,577,230 - - ($1,471,382) $1,471,382 1.25
DialloCheick Diallo 20 C Cap Space $1,312,611 - - ($1,405,249) $1,312,611 1.11
JacksonFrank Jackson 18 PG MLE $815,615 - - ($2,699,857) $815,615 0.69
LigginsDeAndre Liggins 28 SG Minimum $588,120 - - ($588,120) $588,120 0.50
Lemon Jr.Walter Lemon Jr. 24 G Minimum $46,080 - - ($46,080) $46,080 0.04


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 %
CookCharles Cook 22 G -       -  


2017-18 Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players that were on the roster via 10-day contracts.

Player (3) Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Likely Incentives Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
OkaforEmeka Okafor C $131,562 - - - ($83,129) $83,129 0.07
LigginsDeAndre Liggins SG $89,109 - - - ($83,129) $83,129 0.07
LigginsDeAndre Liggins SG $89,109 - - - ($83,129) $83,129 0.07


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 %
VaughnRashad Vaughn 20 SG $1,889,040 - - - $1,889,040 1.60
CrawfordJordan Crawford 28 SG $250,000 - - - $250,000 0.21
SmithJosh Smith 31 SF $210,500 - - - $133,006 0.11
CookQuinn Cook 23 PG $25,000 - - - $25,000 0.02
ToupaneAxel Toupane 24 SG $25,000 - - - $25,000 0.02


2017-18 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Pelicans are currently over the league salary cap, these cap holds do not count against their Total Cap figure. Denouncing these cap holds will NOT afford the team any new cap space. 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 %
MotiejunasDonatas Motiejunas 26 PF           $1,471,382  


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 $2,190,385 Rajon Rondo ($3,290,000), Darius Miller ($2,100,000), Frank Jackson ($815,615)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,290,000 $3,290,000
Disabled Player Exception $2,750,000 $2,750,000 Alexis Ajinca 03/10/2018
Trade Exception $2,090,000 $2,090,000 Tim Frazier 06/21/2018
Trade Exception $3,853,931 $3,853,931 Quincy Pondexter trade with CHI 09/01/2018
Trade Exception $1,471,382 $1,471,382 Tony Allen trade with CHI 02/01/2019
Trade Exception $1,429,818 $1,429,818 Jameer Nelson trade with CHI 02/01/2019
Trade Exception $2,300,000 $2,300,000 Dante Cunningham trade with BKN 02/08/2019


2017-18 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Pelicans 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 $117,844,621
Luxury Tax Space $1,421,379
2017 NBA Luxury Tax Apron $125,266,000
Luxury Tax Apron Space $7,421,379


2017-18 New Orleans Pelicans Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $125,266,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Total
Active Roster Cap $115,273,188
Earned Money $249,387
Dead Money $2,322,046
Cap Holds $20,846,898
Total Salaries $117,844,621
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-39,598,519
Practical Cap Max Space $-18,751,621
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $115,273,188
Earned Money $249,387
Dead Money $2,322,046
Cap Holds $20,846,898
Total Cap Allocations $117,844,621
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Cap Max Space $-39,598,519
Practical Cap Space $-18,751,621