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Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls 2021 Salary Cap

Bulls 2021 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.

Bulls – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (9) 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 13.43 $22,000,000
LaVineZach LaVine 26 SG $19,500,000 Cap Space $19,500,000 ($19,500,000) $19,500,000 10.91 -
YoungThaddeus Young 33 PF $14,190,000 Cap Space $14,190,000 ($6,000,000) $14,190,000 7.94 -
AminuAl-Farouq Aminu 31 PF $10,183,800 NT-MLE $10,183,800 ($10,183,800) $10,183,800 5.70 -
SatoranskyTomas Satoransky 29 SG $10,000,000 Sign-and-Trade $10,000,000 ($5,000,000) $10,000,000 5.59 -
WilliamsPatrick Williams 20 SF $7,422,000 Rookie $7,422,000 ($7,422,000) $7,422,000 4.15 -
WhiteCoby White 21 PG $5,837,760 Rookie $5,837,760 ($5,837,760) $5,837,760 3.27 -
Brown Jr.Troy Brown Jr. 22 SF $5,170,564 Rookie $5,170,564 ($5,170,564) $5,170,564 2.89 -
ArcidiaconoRyan Arcidiacono 27 PG $3,000,000 Cap Space $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 1.68 -


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. 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 (8) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
MarkkanenLauri Markkanen 24 PF Restricted Bird   $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  
GreenJavonte Green 28 SG Restricted Early Bird   $1,869,178  
DotsonDevon Dotson 22 PG Non-Bird   $1,489,065  
MokokaAdam Mokoka 23 SG Early Bird   $1,489,065  
Incomplete Roster Charge
(3 spots)
          $2,775,774  


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 ($143,095,840) 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 ($143,095,840), 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
($9,536,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($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 $136,605,810
Total Taxable Salaries $99,304,124
Luxury Tax Space $37,301,686


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 Total
Active Roster Cap $99,304,124
Cap Holds $79,432,464
Total Salaries $178,736,588
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,200
Actual Cap Max Space $-66,322,388
Practical Cap Space $10,480,528
2021 NBA Salary Cap Floor $101,172,780
Cap Floor Space $1,868,656
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $99,304,124
Cap Holds $79,432,464
Total Cap Allocations $178,736,588
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,200
Cap Max Space $-66,322,388
Practical Cap Space $10,480,528
2021 NBA Salary Cap Floor $101,172,780
Cap Floor Space $1,868,656



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
07/28/2021 Kris Dunn Player Option $5,005,350
08/01/2021 Thaddeus Young Guaranteed $14,190,000
08/01/2021 Tomas Satoransky Guaranteed $10,000,000
08/01/2021 Ryan Arcidiacono Club Option $3,000,000
10/31/2021 Coby White 2022-23 Club Option $7,413,955
01/10/2022 Daniel Gafford Guaranteed $1,782,621
06/29/2022 Troy Brown Jr. 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $7,228,448
06/29/2022 Wendell Carter Jr. 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $9,279,756
06/29/2022 Daniel Gafford 2022-23 Club Option
2022-23
01/10/2023 Daniel Gafford Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/29/2023 Coby White 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $9,942,114