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Boston Celtics 2019-20 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Boston Celtics 2019-20 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (10) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
HaywardGordon Hayward MAX 29 SF Cap Space $32,700,690 - - ($66,887,775) $32,700,690 26.52
HorfordAl Horford MAX 33 C Cap Space $30,123,014 - - ($28,928,709) $30,123,014 24.43
IrvingKyrie Irving RK-MAX 27 PG Bird $21,329,750 - - ($21,329,750) $21,329,750 17.30
SmartMarcus Smart 25 PG Bird $12,053,471 - $500,000 ($40,339,184) $12,553,471 10.18
TatumJayson Tatum 21 SF Rookie $7,830,000 - - ($7,830,000) $7,830,000 6.35
BrownJaylen Brown 22 SG Rookie $6,534,829 - - ($6,534,829) $6,534,829 5.30
BaynesAron Baynes 32 C Non-Bird $5,453,280 - - ($5,453,280) $5,453,280 4.42
YabuseleGuerschon Yabusele 23 PF Rookie $3,117,240 - - ($3,117,240) $3,117,240 2.53
WilliamsRobert Williams 21 C Rookie $1,937,520 - - ($1,937,520) $1,937,520 1.57
OjeleyeSemi Ojeleye 24 PF Cap Space $1,618,520 - - - $1,618,520 1.31

2019-20 Dead Cap

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

Player (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
JacksonDemetrius Jackson 25 PG $92,857 - - - $92,857 0.08

2019-20 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. 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 (8) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
MorrisMarcus Morris 30 PF Bird         $10,212,500  
RozierTerry Rozier 25 PG Restricted Bird         $9,151,170  
GibsonJonathan Gibson 31 PG Restricted Non-Bird         $1,876,700  
TheisDaniel Theis 27 PF Restricted Early Bir         $1,818,486  
WanamakerBrad Wanamaker 30 PG Restricted Non-Bird         $1,643,842  
LarkinShane Larkin 26 PG Non-Bird         $1,618,486  
DozierP.J. Dozier 22 PG Non-Bird         $1,443,842  
HunterR.J. Hunter 25 SG Non-Bird         $1,443,842  
Incomplete Roster Charge (2 spots)           $1,794,316  


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.

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
Trade Exception $450,000
Abdel Nader trade with OKC 07/23/2019
Trade Exception $1,349,383
Jabari Bird trade with ATL 02/07/2020

2019-20 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
2019 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $123,291,171
Luxury Tax Space $8,708,829

2019-20 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 Total
Active Roster Cap $123,198,314
Dead Money $92,857
Cap Holds $32,802,567
Total Salaries $123,291,171
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,000,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-14,291,171
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $123,198,314
Dead Money $92,857
Cap Holds $32,802,567
Total Cap Allocations $123,291,171
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,000,000
Cap Max Space $-14,291,171
Practical Cap Space $-16,085,487