Portland Trail Blazers 2018 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Portland Trail Blazers 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 (10) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
LillardDamian Lillard 27 PG Bird $27,977,689 - - ($89,406,963) $27,977,689 24.64
McCollumC.J. McCollum 26 SG Bird $25,759,766 - - ($82,800,000) $25,759,766 22.69
TurnerEvan Turner 29 SG Cap Space $17,868,852 - - ($36,475,409) $17,868,852 15.74
HarklessMaurice Harkless 25 SF Bird $10,337,079 - $500,000 ($21,348,315) $10,837,079 9.54
LeonardMeyers Leonard 26 PF Bird $10,595,506 - - ($21,882,022) $10,595,506 9.33
AminuAl-Farouq Aminu 27 SF Cap Space $6,957,105 - - ($6,957,105) $6,957,105 6.13
CollinsZach Collins 20 C Rookie $3,628,920 - - ($3,628,920) $3,628,920 3.20
SwaniganCaleb Swanigan 21 PF Rookie $1,740,000 - - ($1,740,000) $1,740,000 1.53
LaymanJake Layman 24 SF Cap Space $1,544,951 - - - $1,544,951 1.36
PapagiannisGeorgios Papagiannis 20 C Minimum $1,544,951 - - - $1,544,951 1.36


2018-19 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 %
NicholsonAndrew Nicholson 28 PF $2,844,430 - - - $2,844,430 2.51
VarejaoAnderson Varejao 35 PF $1,913,345 - - - $1,913,345 1.69
EzeliFestus Ezeli 28 C $333,333 - - - $333,333 0.29


2018-19 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Trail Blazers 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 (6) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
DavisEd Davis 29 PF Bird         $12,069,809  
NurkicJusuf Nurkic 23 C Restricted Bird         $8,841,915  
NapierShabazz Napier 26 PG Restricted Bird         $7,084,080  
ConnaughtonPat Connaughton 25 SG Restricted Bird         $1,839,228  
SimonsAnfernee Simons 19 SG         $1,819,800  
BaldwinWade Baldwin 22 PG Restricted Non-Bird         $1,744,951  
Incomplete Roster Charge (2 spots)           $1,663,854  


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 $543,471 $543,471 Tim Quarterman trade 06/28/2018
Trade Exception $12,969,502 $12,969,502 Allen Crabbe trade with BKN 07/25/2018
Trade Exception $3,505,233 $3,505,233 Noah Vonleh trade with CHI 02/08/2019


2018-19 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Trail Blazers 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 $113,545,927
Luxury Tax Space $9,454,073


2018-19 Portland Trail Blazers Salary Cap Totals

The Trail Blazers 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 $108,454,819
Dead Money $5,091,108
Cap Holds $64,002,928
Total Salaries $113,545,927
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,000,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-12,545,927
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $108,454,819
Dead Money $5,091,108
Cap Holds $64,002,928
Total Cap Allocations $113,545,927
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,000,000
Cap Max Space $-12,545,927
Practical Cap Space $-12,545,927