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Boston Celtics 2018-19 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Boston Celtics 2018-19 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Celtics – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Estimate
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (15) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
HaywardGordon Hayward MAX 28 SF $31,214,295 Cap Space $31,214,295 - - ($31,214,295) $31,214,295 24.87
HorfordAl Horford MAX 32 C $28,928,709 Cap Space $28,928,709 - - ($59,051,723) $28,928,709 23.05
IrvingKyrie Irving RK-MAX 26 PG $20,099,188 Bird $20,099,188 - - ($41,428,938) $20,099,188 16.01
SmartMarcus Smart 24 PG $11,660,716 Bird $11,160,716 - $500,000 ($11,660,716) $11,660,716 9.29
TatumJayson Tatum 20 SF $6,700,800 Rookie $6,700,800 - - ($6,700,800) $6,700,800 5.34
Morris Sr.Marcus Morris Sr. 29 PF $5,375,000 Bird $5,375,000 - - ($5,375,000) $5,375,000 4.28
BaynesAron Baynes 31 C $5,193,600 Non-Bird $5,193,600 - - ($10,646,880) $5,193,600 4.14
BrownJaylen Brown 21 SG $5,169,960 Rookie $5,169,960 - - ($11,704,789) $5,169,960 4.12
RozierTerry Rozier 24 PG $3,050,390 Rookie $3,050,390 - - ($3,050,390) $3,050,390 2.43
YabuseleGuerschon Yabusele 22 PF $2,667,600 Rookie $2,667,600 - - ($5,784,840) $2,667,600 2.13
WilliamsRobert Williams 20 PF $1,654,440 Rookie $1,654,440 - - ($3,591,960) $1,654,440 1.32
OjeleyeSemi Ojeleye 23 PF $1,378,242 Cap Space $1,378,242 - - ($1,378,242) $1,378,242 1.10
TheisDaniel Theis 26 PF $1,378,242 Minimum $1,378,242 - - ($1,378,242) $1,378,242 1.10
WanamakerBrad Wanamaker 29 PG $838,464 Minimum $838,464 - - ($838,464) $838,464 0.67
GibsonJonathan Gibson 30 PG $17,092 Minimum $17,092 - - ($17,092) $17,092 0.01


2018-19 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 %
DozierP.J. Dozier 21 PG -       -  
HunterR.J. Hunter 24 SG -       -  


2018-19 Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players that were on the roster via 10-day contracts.

Player (1) Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Likely Incentives Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
MonroeGreg Monroe C $122,344 - - - ($85,458) $85,458 0.07


2018-19 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 24 PG $92,857 - - - $92,857 0.07


2018-19 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 (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
GibsonJonathan Gibson 30 PG Restricted Non-Bird   $1,744,951  
LarkinShane Larkin 25 PG Non-Bird   $1,544,951  


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 ($129,817,000) 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 $5,337,000
($5,337,000)
Trade Exception $2,619,207
($2,619,207)
Vincent Poirier trade with OKC 11/19/2021
Trade Exception $4,767,000
($4,767,000)
Enes Kanter trade with POR 11/20/2021
Trade Exception $28,500,000
($28,500,000)
Gordon Hayward trade with CHA 11/29/2021


2018-19 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
2018 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $123,733,000
Total Taxable Salaries $126,313,549
Luxury Tax Space $-2,580,549
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $3,870,824


2018-19 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 $125,326,738
Earned Money $85,458
Dead Money $92,857
Cap Holds $39,176,109
Total Salaries $125,505,053
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-23,636,053
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $125,326,738
Earned Money $85,458
Dead Money $92,857
Cap Holds $39,176,109
Total Cap Allocations $125,505,053
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Cap Max Space $-23,636,053



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2020-21
01/10/2021 Max Strus Guaranteed $1,517,981
02/27/2021 Javonte Green Guaranteed $1,517,981
06/29/2021 Jayson Tatum 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $12,985,021
06/29/2021 Javonte Green 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $1,907,576
06/29/2021 Max Strus 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $2,049,757
2021-22
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
06/29/2022 Robert Williams 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
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
06/29/2024 Aaron Nesmith 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $7,837,252
06/29/2024 Payton Pritchard 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $5,959,022