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.

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap
Figure
Cap %
Team
Cap %
League
Notes
Tatum Jayson Tatum PF $28,103,500 $28,103,500 - - - $28,103,500 20.75 25.00 Rk Extension / Bird
Horford Al Horford C $27,000,000 $27,000,000 - - - $27,000,000 19.94 24.02 Acquired via Trade
Brown Jaylen Brown SF $26,758,929 $24,830,357 $1,928,572 $964,284 - $26,758,929 19.76 23.80 Rk Extension / Bird
White Derrick White PG $15,178,571 $15,178,571 - $1,250,000 - $15,178,571 11.21 13.50 Acquired via Trade
Smart Marcus Smart PG $13,839,285 $13,839,285 - $500,000 - $13,839,285 10.22 12.31 Free Agent / Bird
Theis Daniel Theis C $8,280,351 $8,280,351 - - - $8,280,351 6.11 7.37 Acquired via Trade
Williams III Robert Williams III C $3,661,976 $3,661,976 - - - $3,661,976 2.70 3.26 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Nesmith Aaron Nesmith SF $3,631,200 $3,631,200 - - - $3,631,200 2.68 3.23 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Williams Grant Williams PF $2,617,800 $2,617,800 - - - $2,617,800 1.93 2.33 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Pritchard Payton Pritchard PG $2,137,440 $2,137,440 - - - $2,137,440 1.58 1.90 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Kornet Luke Kornet C $565,987 $606,702 - - - $565,987 0.42 0.50 RoS / Minimum
Stauskas Nik Stauskas SG $423,536 $423,536 - - - $423,536 0.31 0.38 RoS / Minimum
Hauser Sam Hauser SF $313,737 $313,737 - - - $313,737 0.23 0.28 RoS / Minimum
Fitts Malik Fitts PF $231,062 $231,062 - - - $231,062 0.17 0.21 RoS / Minimum
Morgan Juwan Morgan SF $19,186 $19,186 - - - $19,186 0.01 0.02 RoS / Minimum


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/Tax Allocations.

Player (2) Pos.
RyanMatt Ryan SF          
ThomasBrodric Thomas G          


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 (13) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
ParkerJabari Parker PF $1,068,288 - - - $1,068,288 0.79 Waived
YabuseleGuerschon Yabusele PF $1,039,080 - - - $1,039,080 0.77 Waived
ParkerJabari Parker PF $100,000 - - - $100,000 0.07 Waived
MartinKelan Martin SF $95,930 - - - $95,930 0.07 10-day
MartinKelan Martin SF $95,930 - - - $95,930 0.07 10-day
JacksonDemetrius Jackson PG $92,857 - - - $92,857 0.07 Waived
FittsMalik Fitts PF $85,578 - - - $85,578 0.06 10-day
FittsMalik Fitts PF $85,578 - - - $85,578 0.06 10-day
AminuAl-Farouq Aminu PF $151,821 - - - - 0.00 10-day
JohnsonJoe Johnson SG $151,821 - - - - 0.00 10-day
MilesC.J. Miles SF $151,821 - - - - 0.00 10-day
JacksonJustin Jackson SF $102,831 - - - - 0.00 10-day
PelleNorvel Pelle PF $95,930 - - - - 0.00 10-day


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 Reason (Used On) Original Available
Taxpayer Mid-Level
Dennis Schröder ($5,890,000)
$5,890,000 $0
Trade
7/12/2024
Grant Williams trade with DAL
$6,202,500 $6,202,500


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 $135,726,703
Current Luxury Tax Space $879,297


2021-22 Boston Celtics Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $143,002,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $132,762,560
Dead Money $2,663,241
Total Cap Allocations $135,425,801
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-23,011,801
Salary Hard-Cap
2021 NBA First Apron ("Hard-Cap") $143,002,000
Total First Apron Salaries $138,440,987
First Apron Space $4,561,013




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
6/29/2024 Neemias Queta 2024-25 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,867,722
6/29/2024 Payton Pritchard 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $5,959,022
6/29/2024 Dalano Banton 2024-25 Club Option — partially guaranteed $217,533
6/29/2024 J.D. Davison 2024-25 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,867,722
6/29/2024 Oshae Brissett 2024-25 Player Option $2,463,946
6/29/2024 Sam Hauser 2024-25 Club Option $2,092,344
6/29/2024 Drew Peterson 2024-25 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,867,722
10/14/2024 Dalano Banton 2024-25 Guaranteed — Opening Night - TBD $1,098,485
1/10/2025 Dalano Banton 2024-25 Guaranteed $2,196,970
6/29/2025 Jaden Springer 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $5,987,361
10/25/2025 Jordan Walsh 2025-26 Guaranteed — Opening Night $2,221,677
6/29/2026 Jordan Walsh 2026-27 Club Option — non-guaranteed
7/20/2026 Jordan Walsh 2026-27 Guaranteed $2,406,205




Unsigned Draft Picks

Draft Year Player Age Position Country College
2020 Yam Madar 23 PG ISR
2021 Juhann Begarin 21 SG FRA


Future Draft Picks

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
2024
BOS
2025
BOS
2026
BOS
2027
BOS
2028
BOS
Top-1 Protected or 2-30 SAS right to swap
SAS    BOS
2-30 SAS right to swap with BOS
2029
POR
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
2024
CHA
BOS
More favorable of CHI and NOP then other to NOP (via CHI to NOP; via SAS to BOS)
BOS
via SAC
SAS
31-54
BOS
55-59
2025
ORL
Less favorable of BOS and MEM to ORL then other to OKC
BOS    DET
BOS pick if DAL conveys 1st to NYK by 2025; DET pick if DAL does not convey 1st to NYK by 2025
2026
BOS
Less favorable of BOS and more favorable of IND and MIA then other to MEM
BOS
Most favorable of MIN, NOP, NYK and POR (via POR to DET)
2027
BOS
ORL
2028
SAS
31-45 if BOS is 1 in 2028
PHX
46-60 (via ORL)
2029
OKC