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 (15) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
HolidayJrue Holiday 27 PG Bird $24,657,534 - - ($126,000,000) $24,657,534 20.89
DavisAnthony Davis 24 PF Bird $23,775,506 - - ($105,054,563) $23,775,506 20.14
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins 26 C Bird $18,063,850 - - ($18,063,850) $18,063,850 15.31
HillSolomon Hill 26 SF Cap Space $11,747,073 - $489,462 ($36,758,782) $12,236,535 10.37
AsikOmer Asik 31 C Bird $10,595,505 - - ($24,882,021) $10,595,505 8.98
MooreE'Twaun Moore 28 SG Cap Space $8,445,024 - - ($25,918,637) $8,445,024 7.16
AjincaAlexis Ajinca 29 C Early Bird $4,961,798 - - ($10,247,191) $4,961,798 4.20
PondexterQuincy Pondexter 29 SF Bird $3,853,931 - - ($3,853,931) $3,853,931 3.27
RondoRajon Rondo 31 PG $3,290,000 - - ($3,290,000) $3,290,000 2.79
CrawfordJordan Crawford 28 SG Minimum $1,709,538 - - - $1,709,538 1.45
MillerDarius Miller 27 SF Minimum $1,524,305 - - - $1,524,305 1.29
ToupaneAxel Toupane 24 SG Minimum $1,471,382 - - - $1,471,382 1.25
CookQuinn Cook 24 PG Minimum $1,312,611 - - ($25,000) $1,312,611 1.11
DialloCheick Diallo 20 C Cap Space $1,312,611 - - ($1,405,249) $1,312,611 1.11
JacksonFrank Jackson 19 PG MLE $815,615 - - ($2,699,857) $815,615 0.69


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 (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
CunninghamDante Cunningham 30 PF           $5,658,675  
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 $7,590,385 Frank Jackson ($815,615)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,290,000 $3,290,000
Trade Exception $3,517,200 $3,517,200 Buddy Hield 02/20/2018
Trade Exception $2,090,000 $2,090,000 Tim Frazier 06/21/2018


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 $118,025,745
Luxury Tax Space $1,240,255


2017-18 New Orleans Pelicans Salary Cap Totals

The Pelicans 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 $118,025,745
Cap Holds $7,130,057
Total Salaries $118,025,745
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-18,932,745
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $118,025,745
Cap Holds $7,130,057
Total Cap Allocations $118,025,745
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Cap Max Space $-18,932,745
Practical Cap Space $-18,932,745