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Denver Nuggets 2022-23 Salary Cap

Nuggets 2022-23 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Denver Nuggets 2022 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
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (9) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Jokic Nikola Jokic C $33,047,804 $32,478,838 $568,966 $568,966 - $33,047,804 18.86 $32,478,838
($32,478,837)
Free Agent (Max) / Bird
G'teed: $32,478,837
Murray Jamal Murray PG $31,650,600 $31,650,600 - - - $31,650,600 18.06 $101,500,200
($101,500,200)
Rk Extension / Bird
Porter Jr. Michael Porter Jr. SF $29,750,000 $29,750,000 - - - $29,750,000 16.98 $172,550,000
($145,280,000)
Rk Extension / Bird
Gordon Aaron Gordon PF $19,690,909 $19,690,909 - $1,200,000 - $19,690,909 11.24 $86,640,001
($86,640,001)
Vet Extension / Bird
Barton Will Barton SF $14,375,000 $14,375,000 - $1,000,000 - $14,375,000 8.20 $14,375,000
($14,375,000)
Free Agent / Bird
Morris Monte Morris PG $9,125,000 $9,125,000 - - - $9,125,000 5.21 $18,925,926
($18,925,926)
Vet Extension / Bird
Green Jeff Green PF $4,500,000 $4,500,000 - $500,000 - $4,500,000 2.57 $4,500,000
($4,500,000)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Nnaji Zeke Nnaji PF $2,617,800 $2,617,800 - - - $2,617,800 1.49 $6,924,081
($2,617,800)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Hyland Nah'Shon Hyland PG $2,201,520 $2,201,520 - - - $2,201,520 1.26 $8,666,360
($2,201,520)
Drafted / Rookie Scale


2022-23 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Nuggets 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 (11) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
ForbesBryn Forbes SG - $5,400,000 Non-Bird
CampazzoFacundo Campazzo PG $4,000,000 $4,160,000 Restricted Early Bird
BraunChristian Braun SG $2,770,800 $2,770,800 1st Round Pick
CancarVlatko Cancar SF $2,228,276 $2,228,276 Restricted Bird
WatsonPeyton Watson SG $2,164,560 $2,164,560 1st Round Pick
HowardMarkus Howard PG $1,811,516 $1,811,516 Two-Way
DanielsTroy Daniels SG - $1,811,516 Non-Bird
JeffersonRichard Jefferson SF - $1,811,516 Non-Bird
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins C - $1,796,667 Non-Bird
RiversAustin Rivers PG - $1,766,970 Early Bird
ReedDavon Reed SG $1,576,305 $1,576,305 Two-Way
Incomplete Roster Charge 1 spots 1 spots       $953,012  


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 ($155,196,200) 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 Amount (Remaining) Reason/Notes Expire Date
Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $6,339,000
($6,339,000)


2022-23 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Nuggets current standing in terms of the luxury tax threshold. Teams that spend over the threshold pay fines (estimated below).

Type Totals
2022 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $149,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $146,958,633
Current Luxury Tax Space $2,041,367


2022-23 Denver Nuggets Salary Cap Totals

The Nuggets 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 $146,958,633
Cap Holds $28,251,138
Total Cap Allocations $175,209,771
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $122,000,000
Current Cap Space $-53,209,771
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-50,460,092 — $-32,753,029

$-50,460,092
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.

$-32,753,029
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.





Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
6/30/2022 Davon Reed 2022-23 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,576,305
6/30/2022 Facundo Campazzo 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $4,000,000
6/30/2022 Markus Howard 2022-23 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,811,516
6/30/2022 Vlatko Cancar 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $2,228,276
10/31/2022 RJ Hampton 2023-24 Club Option $4,220,057
10/31/2022 Nah'Shon Hyland 2023-24 Club Option $2,306,400
10/31/2022 Zeke Nnaji 2023-24 Club Option $4,306,281
10/31/2023 Nah'Shon Hyland 2024-25 Club Option $4,158,440
6/30/2024 RJ Hampton 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $6,169,724
6/30/2024 Zeke Nnaji 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $6,235,495
6/29/2025 Aaron Gordon 2025-26 Player Option $22,841,455
6/30/2025 Nah'Shon Hyland 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,137,858