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Chicago Bulls 2020-21 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Chicago Bulls 2020-21 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Bulls – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Estimate
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (12) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
Porter Jr.Otto Porter Jr. MAX 27 SF $28,489,238 Cap Space $28,489,238 - - ($28,489,238) $28,489,238 19.93
LaVineZach LaVine 25 SG $19,500,000 Cap Space $19,500,000 - - ($19,500,000) $19,500,000 13.64
YoungThaddeus Young 32 PF $13,545,000 Cap Space $13,545,000 - - ($13,545,000) $13,545,000 9.48
SatoranskyTomas Satoransky 28 SG $10,000,000 Sign-and-Trade $10,000,000 - - ($10,000,000) $10,000,000 7.00
FelicioCristiano Felicio 28 PF $7,529,020 Cap Space $7,529,020 - - ($7,529,020) $7,529,020 5.27
MarkkanenLauri Markkanen 23 PF $6,731,508 Rookie $6,731,508 - - ($6,731,508) $6,731,508 4.71
WhiteCoby White 20 PG $5,572,680 Rookie $5,572,680 - - ($5,572,680) $5,572,680 3.90
Carter Jr.Wendell Carter Jr. 21 PF $5,448,840 Rookie $5,448,840 - - ($5,448,840) $5,448,840 3.81
ArcidiaconoRyan Arcidiacono 26 PG $3,000,000 Cap Space $3,000,000 - - ($3,000,000) $3,000,000 2.10
HutchisonChandler Hutchison 24 SF $2,443,440 Rookie $2,443,440 - - ($2,443,440) $2,443,440 1.71
KornetLuke Kornet 25 PF $2,250,000 Room $2,250,000 - - ($2,250,000) $2,250,000 1.57
GaffordDaniel Gafford 22 PF $1,517,981 Cap Space $1,517,981 - - ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 1.06


2020-21 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 (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
StrusMax Strus 24 G -       -  


2020-21 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Bulls 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 (4) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
DunnKris Dunn 26 PG Restricted Bird   $16,044,021  
ValentineDenzel Valentine 26 SG Restricted Bird   $4,698,198  
HarrisonShaquille Harrison 26 PG Restricted Non-Bird   $1,744,548  
MokokaAdam Mokoka 22 SG Restricted Non-Bird   $1,549,812  


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 Bulls 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 $106,027,707
Luxury Tax Space $26,599,293


2020-21 Chicago Bulls Salary Cap Totals

The Bulls 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 $106,027,707
Cap Holds $36,917,579
Total Salaries $142,945,286
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-33,805,286
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $106,027,707
Cap Holds $36,917,579
Total Cap Allocations $142,945,286
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-33,805,286
Practical Cap Space $3,112,293



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
10/31/2021 Coby White 2022-23 Club Option $7,413,955
01/10/2022 Daniel Gafford 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/29/2022 Chandler Hutchison 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $5,820,176
06/29/2022 Wendell Carter Jr. 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $9,279,756
2022-23
06/29/2023 Coby White 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $9,942,114