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Boston Celtics 2020-21 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Boston Celtics 2020-21 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 (14) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
WalkerKemba Walker MAX 30 PG $34,379,100 Sign-and-Trade $34,379,100 - - ($34,379,100) $34,379,100 24.13
HaywardGordon Hayward MAX 30 SF $34,187,085 Cap Space $34,187,085 - - ($34,187,085) $34,187,085 23.99
BrownJaylen Brown 23 SG $23,883,929 Minimum $22,883,929 - $1,000,000 ($22,883,929) $23,883,929 16.76
SmartMarcus Smart 26 PG $13,446,428 Bird $12,946,428 - $500,000 ($13,446,428) $13,446,428 9.44
TatumJayson Tatum 22 SF $9,897,120 Rookie $9,897,120 - - ($9,897,120) $9,897,120 6.95
KanterEnes Kanter 28 C $5,005,350 Room $5,005,350 - - ($5,005,350) $5,005,350 3.51
TheisDaniel Theis 28 PF $5,000,000 Early Bird $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000 3.51
LangfordRomeo Langford 20 SF $3,631,200 Rookie $3,631,200 - - ($3,631,200) $3,631,200 2.55
PoirierVincent Poirier 26 C $2,619,207 Cap Space $2,619,207 - - ($1,476,615) $2,619,207 1.84
WilliamsGrant Williams 21 SF $2,498,760 Rookie $2,498,760 - - ($2,498,760) $2,498,760 1.75
WilliamsRobert Williams 22 C $2,029,920 Rookie $2,029,920 - - ($2,029,920) $2,029,920 1.42
OjeleyeSemi Ojeleye 25 PF $1,752,950 Cap Space $1,752,950 - - - $1,752,950 1.23
EdwardsCarsen Edwards 22 PG $1,517,981 Cap Space $1,517,981 - - ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 1.07
GreenJavonte Green 27 G $1,517,981 Minimum $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.07


2020-21 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 24 PF $1,039,080 - - - $1,039,080 0.73
JacksonDemetrius Jackson 26 PG $92,857 - - - $92,857 0.07


2020-21 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 (3) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
WanamakerBrad Wanamaker 31 PG Restricted Early Bird   $1,931,372  
WatersTremont Waters 22 PG Restricted Non-Bird   $1,549,812  
FallTacko Fall 24 C Restricted Non-Bird   $1,544,548  


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 ($138,928,000) 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 ($138,928,000), and did not use this exception in the previous season. It can be used for contracts up to 2 years in length.

Type Amount (Remaining) Reason/Notes Expire Date
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,258,000
($9,258,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($3,623,000)


2020-21 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
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $142,498,948
Luxury Tax Space $-9,871,948
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $16,025,911


2020-21 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 $141,367,011
Dead Money $1,131,937
Cap Holds $17,906,732
Total Salaries $142,498,948
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-33,358,948
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $141,367,011
Dead Money $1,131,937
Cap Holds $17,906,732
Total Cap Allocations $142,498,948
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-33,358,948
Practical Cap Space $-25,986,327



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
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
06/29/2022 Carsen Edwards 2022-23 Club Option $1,930,681
06/29/2022 Robert Williams 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $5,430,710
2022-23
06/29/2023 Romeo Langford 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $7,837,252
06/29/2023 Grant Williams 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,235,495