Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets 2023 Salary Cap

Hornets 2023 Salary Cap

   
%: Pct of League Cap
Early Termination Option
Club Option
Estimate

Active Roster

Players (18) Pos. Age 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29 2029-30
Bertans Davis Bertans
5 yr, $80,000,000 (AAV: $16.00M)
Free Agent
PF 31
Ext. Eligible
0$17,000,000
12.5%
0$16,000,000
ETO
11.3%
0UFA
$24.00M
Bird
       
Williams Grant Williams
4 yr, $53,341,500 (AAV: $13.34M)
Free agent / Sign-and-Trade
PF 25 0$12,405,000
9.1%
0$13,025,250
9.2%
0$13,645,500
8.8%
0$14,265,750
8.4%
0UFA
$21.40M
Bird
   
Ball LaMelo Ball
4 yr, $35,596,275 (AAV: $8.90M)
1st-Round / Rookie Scale
PG 22 0$10,900,635
CLUB
8.0%
0$35,250,000
ESTIMATE
25.0%
0$38,070,000
ESTIMATE
24.5%
0$40,890,000
ESTIMATE
24.0%
0$43,710,000
ESTIMATE
23.3%
0$46,530,000
ESTIMATE
22.5%
0UFA
$61.93M
Bird
Miller Brandon Miller
4 yr, $49,378,426 (AAV: $12.34M)
1st-Round / Rookie Scale
SF 21 0$10,880,400
8.0%
0$11,424,600
8.1%
0$11,968,800
CLUB
7.7%
Ext. Eligible
0$15,104,626
CLUB
8.9%
0RFA
$37.76M
   
Bridges Miles Bridges
1 yr, $7,921,300 (AAV: $7.92M)
Free Agent
SF 25 0$7,921,300
5.8%
0UFA
$15.05M
Bird
         
Micic Vasilije Micic
3 yr, $23,555,150 (AAV: $7.85M)
Free Agent
PG 30 0$7,723,000
5.7%
0$7,723,000
5.5%
0$8,109,150
CLUB
5.2%
0UFA
$15.41M
Bird
     
Martin Cody Martin
4 yr, $31,360,000 (AAV: $7.84M)
Free Agent
SF 28 0$7,560,000
5.6%
0$8,120,000
5.8%
0$8,680,000
$0M GTD
5.6%
0UFA
$16.49M
Bird
     
Richards Nick Richards
3 yr, $15,000,000 (AAV: $5.00M)
Extension / Veteran
C 26 0$5,000,000
3.7%
0$5,000,000
3.5%
0$5,000,000
$0M GTD
3.2%
0UFA
$9.50M
Bird
     
Curry Seth Curry
2 yr, $8,000,000 (AAV: $4.00M)
Free Agent
SG 33 0$4,000,000
2.9%
0$4,000,000
$0M GTD
2.8%
0UFA
$5.20M
Early Bird
       
Williams Mark Williams
4 yr, $18,001,011 (AAV: $4.50M)
1st-Round / Rookie Scale
C 22 0$3,908,160
2.9%
0$4,094,280
CLUB
2.9%
Ext. Eligible
0$6,276,531
CLUB
4.0%
0RFA
$18.83M
Bird
     
Mann Tre Mann
4 yr, $14,047,213 (AAV: $3.51M)
1st-Round / Rookie Scale
PG 22 0$3,191,400
CLUB
2.3%
Ext. Eligible
0$4,908,373
CLUB
3.5%
0RFA
$14.73M
Bird
       
Smith Jr. Nick Smith Jr.
4 yr, $12,651,907 (AAV: $3.16M)
1st-Round / Rookie Scale
PG 19 0$2,463,960
1.8%
0$2,587,200
1.8%
0$2,710,680
CLUB
1.7%
0$4,890,067
CLUB
2.9%
0RFA
$14.67M
Bird
   
Thor JT Thor
4 yr, $6,638,212 (AAV: $1.66M)
2nd-Round
PF 21
Ext. Eligible
0$1,836,096
1.4%
0$1,988,598
CLUB
1.4%
0UFA
$3.78M
Bird
       
McGowens Bryce McGowens
4 yr, $7,002,014 (AAV: $1.75M)
Rest-of-Season
SG 21 0$1,719,864
1.3%
0$2,019,699
$0M GTD
1.4%
0$2,187,451
$0M GTD
1.4%
0RFA
$0.00M
Bird
     
Pokusevski Aleksej Pokusevski
2 yr, $2,838,428 (AAV: $1.42M)
Rest-of-Season
PF 22 0$565,176
0.4%
0$2,273,252
$0M GTD
1.6%
0UFA
$2.30M
Early Bird
       
Bailey Amari Bailey
1 yr
Two-Way
PG 19 0Two-Way
 
 
0RFA
$1.87M
Two-Way
         
Black Leaky Black
2 yr
Two-Way
SF 24 0Two-Way
 
 
0Two-Way
 
 
0RFA
$2.18M
Two-Way
       
Bolden Marques Bolden
2 yr
Two-Way
C 25 0Two-Way
 
 
0Two-Way
 
 
0RFA
$2.05M
Two-Way
       
   

Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc.

Players (6) Pos. Age 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29 2029-30
Kulboka Arnoldas Kulboka SF 26 0UFA
$1.80M
Two-Way
0UFA
$1.87M
Two-Way
0UFA
$2.05M
Two-Way
0UFA
$2.26M
Two-Way
0UFA
$2.49M
Two-Way
0UFA
$2.73M
Two-Way
 
Lewis Scottie Lewis SG 23 0UFA
$1.80M
Two-Way
0UFA
$1.87M
Two-Way
0UFA
$2.05M
Two-Way
0UFA
$2.26M
Two-Way
0UFA
$2.49M
Two-Way
0UFA
$2.73M
Two-Way
 
Bolden Marques Bolden C 25 116075$116,075            
Hayward Gordon Hayward SF 33 0$0            
Rozier Terry Rozier PG 29 0$0            
Washington PJ Washington PF 25 0$0            
     

Dead/Retained

Cap breakdowns for players who have been released or served 10-day contracts. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Players (6) Pos. Age 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29 2029-30
Lowry Kyle Lowry PG 37 28543576$28,543,576            
Bouknight James Bouknight SG 23 4570080$4,570,080            
Jones Kai Jones PF 0 3047880$3,047,880            
Smith Ishmael Smith PG 35 2019706$2,019,706            
Ntilikina Frank Ntilikina PG 25 2019706$2,019,706            
Sumner Edmond Sumner SG 28 40459$40,459            

Summary

2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29 2029-30
Cap Summary
Cap Maximum $136,021,000 $141,000,000 $155,100,000 $170,610,000 $187,671,000 $206,438,100 $0
Active Roster Cap $97,191,066 $118,414,252 $96,648,112 $75,150,443 $43,710,000 $46,530,000 -
Dead/Retained Cap $40,241,407 - - - - - -
Cap Holds $16,945,858 $20,653,636 $58,350,090 $64,748,866 $78,802,267 $5,469,064 $61,931,430
Total Cap Allocations $154,378,331 $139,067,888 $154,998,202 $139,899,309 $122,512,267 $51,999,064 $61,931,430
Cap Space $-18,357,331 $1,932,112 $101,798 $30,710,691 $65,158,733 $154,439,036 $-61,931,430
Hard-Cap Space Not Hard-Capped
Super-Tax Space
Tax Summary
Tax Threshold $165,294,000 $171,315,000 $188,447,000 $207,292,000 $228,021,000 $250,823,000 $0
Taxable Salaries $136,596,280 $118,414,252 $96,648,112 $75,150,443 $43,710,000 $46,530,000 $0
Tax Space $28,697,720 $52,900,748 $91,798,888 $132,141,557 $184,311,000 $204,293,000 $0
Tax Bill (Estimated) - - - - - - -


Exceptions

Exceptions are essentially "grants" offering teams an additional way to sign players.

Type Reason (Used On) Original Available
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level
$12,405,000 $12,405,000
Bi-Annual
$4,516,000 $4,516,000
Trade
2/10/2025
P.J. Washington trade with DAL
$442,826 $442,826




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
6/29/2024 Amari Bailey 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $1,867,722
6/29/2024 LaMelo Ball 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $14,301,633
7/08/2024 Aleksej Pokusevski 2024-25 Guaranteed $2,273,252
7/18/2024 Bryce McGowens 2024-25 Guaranteed $2,019,699
10/31/2024 Mark Williams 2025-26 Club Option $6,276,531
10/31/2024 Brandon Miller 2025-26 Club Option $11,968,800
10/31/2024 Nick Smith Jr. 2025-26 Club Option $2,710,680
1/10/2025 Davis Bertans 2024-25 Guaranteed $16,000,000
1/10/2025 JT Thor 2024-25 Club Option $1,988,598
6/29/2025 Marques Bolden 2025-26 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $2,054,495
6/29/2025 Leaky Black 2025-26 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $2,180,149
6/29/2025 Vasilije Micic 2025-26 Club Option $8,109,150
6/29/2025 Nick Richards 2025-26 Guaranteed $5,000,000
6/29/2025 Tre Mann 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,964,981
6/30/2025 Bryce McGowens 2025-26 Club Option
6/30/2025 Cody Martin 2025-26 Guaranteed $8,680,000
7/18/2025 Bryce McGowens 2025-26 Guaranteed $2,187,451
10/31/2025 Nick Smith Jr. 2026-27 Club Option $4,890,067
10/31/2025 Brandon Miller 2026-27 Club Option $15,104,626
6/29/2026 Vasilije Micic 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $10,947,323
6/29/2026 Mark Williams 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $8,774,590
12/29/2026 Nick Smith Jr. 2027-28 Qualifying Offer $7,740,977
6/29/2027 Brandon Miller 2027-28 Qualifying Offer $21,222,000


Unsigned Draft Picks

Draft Year Player Age Position Country College
2015 Tyler Harvey 30 SG USA Eastern Washington


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
CHA
Top-14 Protected (from SAS)
SAS
15-30 (via NYK to ATL)
MIA
If 1-14 or if MIA does not convey 1st to OKC in 2025
CHA
If 15-30 and if MIA conveys 1st to OKC in 2025
2025
CHA
Top-14 Protected (if not already settled with SAS)
SAS
15-30 if not already settled (via NYK to ATL)
2026
CHA
2027
CHA
DAL
Top-2 Protected
CHA
3-30
MIA
Top-14 Protected (or if MIA does not convey 1st to OKC in 2025)
CHA
15-30 and if MIA conveys 1st to OKC in 2025
2028
CHA
MIA    CHA
MIA pick if MIA conveys 1st to CHA in 2027 or CHA pick if MIA does not convey 1st to OKC in 2025
2029
CHA
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
POR
More favorable of CHA and MIN then other to DEN (via MIN to OKC to DEN to POR; via OKC to DEN)
CHA
via OKC
2025
CHA
55-59 (via GSW)
IND
55-59 (via GSW)
CHA
vai OKC
2026
CHA    SAS
CHA pick if CHA conveys 1st to SAS by 2025; SAS pick if CHA does not convey 1st to SAS by 2025 (via NYK to ATL)
2027
CHA    SAS
CHA pick if CHA conveys 1st to SAS by 2025; SAS pick if CHA does not convey 1st to SAS by 2025 (via NYK to ATL)
CHA
More favorable of NOP and POR to CHA then other to POR (via POR)
2028
CHA
2029
CHA