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Boston Celtics 2021-22 Salary Cap

Celtics 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Boston Celtics 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (17) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Tatum Jayson Tatum PF $28,103,500 $28,103,500 - - - $28,103,500 16.29 $163,000,300
($163,000,300)
Rk Extension / Bird
Horford Al Horford C $27,000,000 $27,000,000 - - - $27,000,000 15.65 $53,500,000
($41,500,000)
Acquired via Trade
Brown Jaylen Brown SG $26,758,928 $24,830,357 $1,928,571 $964,286 - $26,758,928 15.51 $86,223,213
($80,008,927)
Rk Extension / Bird
Smart Marcus Smart PG $14,339,285 $13,839,285 $500,000 - - $14,339,285 8.31 $91,427,281
($90,327,281)
Free Agent / Bird
Richardson Josh Richardson SG $11,615,328 $11,615,328 - - - $11,615,328 6.73 $23,811,422
($23,811,422)
Acquired via Trade
Hernangomez Juan Hernangomez PF $7,012,440 $6,175,440 $837,000 - - $7,012,440 4.06 $14,544,320
($6,175,440)
Acquired via Trade
Schröder Dennis Schröder PG $5,890,000 $5,890,000 - - - $5,890,000 3.41 $5,890,000
($5,890,000)
Free Agent / T-MLE
Langford Romeo Langford SG $3,804,360 $3,804,360 - - - $3,804,360 2.20 $9,438,617
($3,804,360)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Williams III Robert Williams III C $3,661,976 $3,661,976 - - - $3,661,976 2.12 $51,661,976
($51,661,976)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Nesmith Aaron Nesmith SF $3,631,200 $3,631,200 - - - $3,631,200 2.10 $13,069,817
($3,631,200)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Williams Grant Williams PF $2,617,800 $2,617,800 - - - $2,617,800 1.52 $6,924,081
($2,617,800)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Parker Jabari Parker PF $2,283,034 $2,283,034 - - - $2,283,034 1.32 $2,283,034
($100,000)
RoS / Minimum
G'teed: $100,000
Pritchard Payton Pritchard PG $2,137,440 $2,137,440 - - - $2,137,440 1.24 $8,413,918
($2,137,440)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Fernando Bruno Fernando PF $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.03 $1,782,621
($1,782,621)
Acquired via Trade
Kanter Enes Kanter C $1,669,178 $2,641,691 - - - $1,669,178 0.97 $2,641,691
($2,641,691)
Free Agent / Minimum
Training Camp/Exhibit 10, Exhibit 9
PinsonTheo Pinson SG $1,669,178 $1,729,217 - $1,669,178 - - Exhibit-10
MorganJuwan Morgan SF $1,669,178 $1,669,178 - $1,669,178 - - Exhibit-10


2021-22 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) Pos.
HauserSam Hauser SF          


2021-22 Dead/Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been released or served 10-day contracts. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (2) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
YabuseleGuerschon Yabusele PF $1,039,080 - - - $1,039,080 0.60 Waived
JacksonDemetrius Jackson PG $92,857 - - - $92,857 0.05 Waived


2021-22 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Celtics are currently over the league salary cap, these cap holds do not count against their Total Cap figure. Renouncing 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) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
FournierEvan Fournier SG - $26,175,000 Bird
KornetLuke Kornet C - $2,925,000 Early Bird


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.

Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap and above the Luxury Tax Apron ($143,002,000) and can be used for contracts up to 3 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 (Remaining) Reason/Notes Expire Date
Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $5,890,000
($0)
Dennis Schröder ($5,890,000)
Trade Exception $370,564
($370,564)
Jeff Teague trade with ORL 02/11/2022
Trade Exception $6,879,100
($5,096,479)
Kemba Walker trade with OKC 05/17/2022
Trade Exception $500,000
($500,000)
Moses Brown trade with DAL 06/27/2022
Trade Exception $9,720,900
($9,720,900)
Tristan Thompson trade with SAC 07/07/2022
Trade Exception $17,142,857
($17,142,857)
Evan Fournier trade with NYK 08/17/2022


2021-22 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Celtics current standing in terms of the luxury tax threshold. Teams that spend over the threshold pay fines (estimated below).

Type Totals
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $143,439,027
Current Luxury Tax Space $-6,833,027
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $10,707,799


2021-22 Boston Celtics Salary Cap Totals

The Celtics 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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $142,307,090
Dead Money $1,131,937
Cap Holds $29,100,000
Total Cap Allocations $172,539,027
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-60,125,027
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-48,509,699 — $-27,710,056

$-48,509,699
Projected Practical Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries + estimated exercised and declined options + estimated retained cap holds and draft pool cap holds.

$-27,710,056
Maximum Possible Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries. All other options, cap holds, exceptions are assumed as declined, waived or renounced.





Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
10/20/2021 Jabari Parker Guaranteed $1,141,517
10/31/2021 Romeo Langford 2022-23 Club Option $5,634,257
10/31/2021 Grant Williams 2022-23 Club Option $4,306,281
10/31/2021 Aaron Nesmith 2022-23 Club Option $3,804,360
10/31/2021 Payton Pritchard 2022-23 Club Option $2,239,200
01/10/2022 Theo Pinson Guaranteed $1,729,217
01/10/2022 Jabari Parker Guaranteed $2,283,034
01/10/2022 Juwan Morgan Guaranteed $1,669,178
06/30/2022 Juan Hernangomez 2022-23 Guaranteed $7,531,880
06/30/2022 Robert Williams III 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $5,430,710
06/30/2022 Juwan Morgan 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $2,086,472
2022-23
10/31/2022 Aaron Nesmith 2023-24 Club Option $5,634,257
10/31/2022 Payton Pritchard 2023-24 Club Option $4,037,278
06/30/2023 Romeo Langford 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $7,837,252
06/30/2023 Grant Williams 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,235,495
2023-24
06/30/2024 Aaron Nesmith 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $7,837,252
06/30/2024 Payton Pritchard 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $5,959,022