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Boston Celtics

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.

Celtics – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (13) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary
(Likely Incentives)
Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
TatumJayson Tatum 23 PF $28,103,500 Bird
Rookie Max Ext (25%)
$28,103,500 ($28,103,500) $28,103,500 21.84 $134,896,800
HorfordAl Horford 35 PF $27,000,000 Cap Space $27,000,000 ($27,000,000) $27,000,000 20.98 $14,500,000
BrownJaylen Brown 24 SG $26,758,928 Bird $24,830,357
$1,928,571
($24,830,357) $26,758,928 20.80 $55,178,570
SmartMarcus Smart 27 PG $14,339,285 Bird $13,839,285
$500,000
($14,339,285) $14,339,285 11.14 -
ThompsonTristan Thompson 30 C $9,720,900 NT-MLE $9,720,900 ($9,720,900) $9,720,900 7.55 -
LangfordRomeo Langford 21 SG $3,804,360 Rookie $3,804,360 ($3,804,360) $3,804,360 2.96 -
Williams IIIRobert Williams III 23 C $3,661,976 Rookie $3,661,976 ($3,661,976) $3,661,976 2.85 -
NesmithAaron Nesmith 21 SF $3,631,200 Rookie $3,631,200 ($3,631,200) $3,631,200 2.82 -
WilliamsGrant Williams 22 PF $2,617,800 Rookie $2,617,800 ($2,617,800) $2,617,800 2.03 -
ParkerJabari Parker 26 PF $2,283,034 Minimum $2,283,034 - $2,283,034 1.77 -
PritchardPayton Pritchard 23 PG $2,137,440 Rookie $2,137,440 ($2,137,440) $2,137,440 1.66 -
EdwardsCarsen Edwards 23 PG $1,782,621 Cap Space $1,782,621 ($1,782,621) $1,782,621 1.39 -
BrownMoses Brown 21 C $1,701,593 NT-MLE $1,701,593 ($500,000) $1,701,593 1.32 -


2021-22 Dead Cap

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

Player (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
YabuseleGuerschon Yabusele 25 PF $1,039,080 - - - $1,039,080 0.81
JacksonDemetrius Jackson 27 PG $92,857 - - - $92,857 0.07


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 (5) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
FournierEvan Fournier 28 SG Bird   - $26,175,000  
KornetLuke Kornet 26 C Early Bird   - $2,925,000  
OjeleyeSemi Ojeleye 26 PF Bird   - $1,669,178  
FallTacko Fall 25 C Restricted Early Bird   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  
WatersTremont Waters 23 PG Restricted Early Bird   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  
Round 2, Pick #45           -    


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 ($143,096,000) 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 ($143,096,000), 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 (Remaining) Reason/Notes Expire Date
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,536,000
($9,536,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($3,732,000)
Trade Exception $2,505,793
($343,873)
Vincent Poirier trade with OKC (Moritz Wagner, $2,161,920 ) 07/30/2021
Trade Exception $4,767,000
($4,767,000)
Enes Kanter trade with POR 08/02/2021
Trade Exception $28,500,000
($11,050,000)
Gordon Hayward trade with CHA, (Evan Fournier, $17,450,000) 08/16/2021
Trade Exception $370,564
($370,564)
Jeff Teague trade with ORL 02/11/2022
Trade Exception $5,000,000
($5,000,000)
Daniel Theis trade with CHI 02/11/2022
Trade Exception $6,879,100
($6,879,100)
Kemba Walker trade with OKC 05/17/2022


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 $128,674,574
Current Luxury Tax Space $7,931,426


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 $127,542,637
Dead Money $1,131,937
Cap Holds $75,425,845
Total Cap Allocations $128,674,574
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-16,260,574
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-50,007,882 — $-12,569,268

$-50,007,882
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.

$-12,569,268
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
07/31/2021 Jabari Parker Guaranteed $100,000
10/17/2021 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 Moses Brown Guaranteed $1,701,593
01/10/2022 Jabari Parker Guaranteed $2,283,034
06/29/2022 Robert Williams III 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $5,430,710
06/29/2022 Carsen Edwards 2022-23 Club Option $1,930,681
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
12/01/2022 Moses Brown Guaranteed $923,369
01/10/2023 Moses Brown Guaranteed $1,846,738
06/29/2023 Romeo Langford 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $7,837,252
06/29/2023 Grant Williams 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,235,495
2023-24
12/01/2023 Moses Brown Guaranteed $998,859
01/10/2024 Moses Brown Club Option $1,997,718
06/29/2024 Aaron Nesmith 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $7,837,252
06/29/2024 Payton Pritchard 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $5,959,022