New York Knicks 2017 Salary Cap

An updated look at the New York Knicks 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 %
KanterEnes Kanter 25 C Bird $17,884,175 $2,682,626 - ($36,506,688) $20,566,801 19.95
NoahJoakim Noah 32 C Cap Space $17,765,000 - - ($55,590,000) $17,765,000 17.23
Hardaway Jr.Tim Hardaway Jr. 25 SG Cap Space $16,500,000 - - ($70,950,000) $16,500,000 16.01
LeeCourtney Lee 32 SG Cap Space $11,747,890 - - ($36,761,340) $11,747,890 11.40
ThomasLance Thomas 29 SF Early Bird $6,655,325 - - ($14,774,975) $6,655,325 6.46
PorzingisKristaps Porzingis 22 PF Rookie $4,503,600 - - ($10,200,654) $4,503,600 4.37
BakerRon Baker 24 SG Room $4,328,000 - - ($8,872,400) $4,328,000 4.20
O'QuinnKyle O'Quinn 27 C Bird $4,087,500 - - ($8,343,750) $4,087,500 3.97
NtilikinaFrank Ntilikina 19 PG Rookie $3,501,120 - - ($7,656,840) $3,501,120 3.40
McDermottDoug McDermott 25 SF Rookie $3,294,994 - - ($3,294,994) $3,294,994 3.20
JackJarrett Jack 34 PG Minimum $2,328,652 - - - $1,471,382 1.43
SessionsRamon Sessions 31 PG Minimum $2,328,652 - - ($1,471,382) $1,471,382 1.43
BeasleyMichael Beasley 28 SF Minimum $2,116,955 - - ($1,471,382) $1,471,382 1.43
HernangomezWilly Hernangomez 23 C Cap Space $1,435,750 - - ($2,932,250) $1,435,750 1.39
DotsonDamyean Dotson 23 SG Minimum $1,100,000 - - ($2,478,242) $1,100,000 1.07


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 %
HicksIsaiah Hicks 23 PF -       -  
KornetLuke Kornet 22 C -       -  


2017-18 Dead Cap

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

Player (3) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
KuzminskasMindaugas Kuzminskas 28 SF $3,025,035 - - - $3,025,035 2.93
PlumleeMarshall Plumlee 25 PF $100,000 - - - $100,000 0.10
HayesNigel Hayes 22 PF $50,000 - - - $50,000 0.05


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.

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
Room Exception $4,328,000 $0 Ron Baker
Trade Exception $2,381,965 $2,381,965 Carmelo Anthony trade with OKC 09/25/2018


2017-18 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Knicks 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 $102,106,161
Luxury Tax Space $17,159,839


2017-18 New York Knicks Salary Cap Totals

The Knicks 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 $99,900,126
Dead Money $3,175,035
Cap Holds $2,381,965
Total Salaries $103,075,161
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-3,982,161
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $99,900,126
Dead Money $3,175,035
Cap Holds $2,381,965
Total Cap Allocations $103,075,161
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Cap Max Space $-3,982,161
Practical Cap Space $-3,982,161