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Chicago Bulls 2021-22 Salary Cap

Bulls 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Chicago Bulls 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player Option
Club Option

Pending Transactions!

The following players are currently pending based on a proposed trade or free agent signing. The Chicago Bulls active roster will be updated once the trades/signings become official.

Player (3) From To Age Pos. Incoming Cap Outgoing Cap
BallLonzo Ball Free Agent 23 PG $19,767,442
SatoranskyTomas Satoransky 29 SG $10,000,000
CarusoAlex Caruso Free Agent 27 SG $8,604,651

Active Roster

Player (8) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
VucevicNikola Vucevic 30 C $24,000,000 Bird $24,000,000 ($24,000,000) $24,000,000 14.19 $22,000,000
LaVineZach LaVine 26 SG $19,500,000 Cap Space $19,500,000 ($19,500,000) $19,500,000 11.53 -
YoungThaddeus Young 33 PF $14,190,000 Cap Space $14,190,000 ($14,190,000) $14,190,000 8.39 -
AminuAl-Farouq Aminu 31 PF $10,183,800 NT-MLE $10,183,800 ($10,183,800) $10,183,800 6.02 -
SatoranskyTomas Satoransky 29 SG $10,000,000 Sign-and-Trade $10,000,000 ($10,000,000) $10,000,000 5.91 -
WilliamsPatrick Williams 20 SF $7,422,000 Rookie $7,422,000 ($7,422,000) $7,422,000 4.39 -
WhiteCoby White
21 PG $5,837,760 Rookie $5,837,760 ($5,837,760) $5,837,760 3.45 -
Brown Jr.Troy Brown Jr. 22 SF $5,170,564 Rookie $5,170,564 ($5,170,564) $5,170,564 3.06 -

2021-22 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. Renouncing 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 (9) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
MarkkanenLauri Markkanen 24 PF Restricted Bird   $9,026,952 $20,194,524  
FelicioCristiano Felicio 29 PF Bird   - $14,305,138  
TheisDaniel Theis 29 C Bird   - $9,500,000  
ValentineDenzel Valentine 27 SG Bird   - $8,821,320  
TempleGarrett Temple 35 SG Non-Bird   - $5,720,400  
ArcidiaconoRyan Arcidiacono 27 PG Bird   - $5,700,000  
GreenJavonte Green 28 SG Restricted Early Bird   $1,869,178 $1,869,178  
DotsonDevon Dotson 22 PG Non-Bird   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  
MokokaAdam Mokoka 23 SG Two-Way   - $1,489,065  
Incomplete Roster Charge 4 spots 4 spots           $3,701,032    


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 ($143,096,000) 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 ($143,096,000), 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 $9,536,000
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000

2021-22 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
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $107,200,254
Current Luxury Tax Space $29,405,746

2021-22 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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $96,304,124
Cap Holds $72,789,722
Total Cap Allocations $169,093,846
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-56,679,846
Salary Cap Floor
2021 NBA Salary Cap Floor $101,173,000
Current Floor Space $4,868,876

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-47,278,814 — $12,408,844

Projected Practical Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries + estimated exercised and declined options + estimated retained cap holds and draft pool cap holds.

Maximum Possible Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries. All other options, cap holds, exceptions are assumed as declined, waived or renounced.


Deadline Date Player Type Value
01/10/2023 Daniel Gafford Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/29/2023 Coby White 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $9,942,114