New Orleans Pelicans 2018 Salary Cap

An updated look at the New Orleans Pelicans 2018-19 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 (11) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
HolidayJrue Holiday 28 PG Bird $25,396,111 - $765,000 ($106,148,333) $26,161,111 16.74
DavisAnthony Davis 25 PF Bird $25,434,263 - - ($81,279,057) $25,434,263 16.28
HillSolomon Hill 27 SF Cap Space $12,252,928 - $500,000 ($25,011,709) $12,752,928 8.16
MiroticNikola Mirotic 27 PF Cap Space $12,500,000 - - ($12,500,000) $12,500,000 8.00
MooreE'Twaun Moore 29 SG Cap Space $8,808,685 - - ($17,473,613) $8,808,685 5.64
AjincaAlexis Ajinca 30 C Early Bird $5,285,394 - - ($5,285,393) $5,285,394 3.38
OkaforEmeka Okafor 35 C Minimum $2,445,085 - - - $2,445,085 1.56
MillerDarius Miller 28 SF MLE $2,205,000 - - - $2,205,000 1.41
LigginsDeAndre Liggins 30 SG Minimum $1,795,015 - - - $1,795,015 1.15
DialloCheick Diallo 21 C Cap Space $1,544,951 - - ($500,000) $1,544,951 0.99
JacksonFrank Jackson 20 PG MLE $1,378,242 - - ($1,884,242) $1,378,242 0.88


2018-19 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 (4) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins 27 C Bird         $27,095,775  
RondoRajon Rondo 32 PG Non-Bird         $3,960,000  
ClarkIan Clark 27 SG Non-Bird         $1,544,951  
CrawfordJordan Crawford 29 SG Non-Bird         $1,544,951  
Incomplete Roster Charge (1 spots)           $831,927  


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 ($129,000,000) 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 ($129,000,000), 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 $8,567,770 $8,567,770
Bi-Annual Exception $3,353,315 $3,353,315
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


2018-19 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
2018 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $123,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $100,310,674
Luxury Tax Space $22,689,326


2018-19 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 $100,310,674
Cap Holds $55,953,820
Total Salaries $156,264,494
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,000,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-55,264,494
Practical Cap Max Space $689,326
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $100,310,674
Cap Holds $55,953,820
Total Cap Allocations $156,264,494
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,000,000
Cap Max Space $-55,264,494
Practical Cap Space $689,326