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Denver Nuggets 2020-21 Salary Cap

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

Nuggets – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Estimate
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (10) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
JokicNikola Jokic MAX 25 C $29,542,010 Bird $28,542,009 - $1,000,001 ($28,542,009) $29,542,010 26.92
MurrayJamal Murray RK-MAX 23 PG $27,285,000
(est)
Bird $27,285,000 - - ($27,285,000) $27,285,000
(est)
24.87
HarrisGary Harris 26 SG $19,610,714 Bird $19,160,714 - $450,000 ($19,160,714) $19,610,714 17.87
BartonWill Barton 29 SG $13,723,214 Bird $13,723,214 - - ($28,392,856) $13,723,214 12.51
GrantJerami Grant 26 SF $9,346,153 Bird $9,346,153 - - ($9,346,153) $9,346,153 8.52
Porter Jr.Michael Porter Jr. 22 PF $3,550,800 Rookie $3,550,800 - - ($3,550,800) $3,550,800 3.24
DozierP.J. Dozier 23 PG $1,762,796 MLE $1,762,796 - - - $1,762,796 1.61
MorrisMonte Morris 25 PG $1,723,707 Mini MLE $1,723,707 - - - $1,723,707 1.57
Bates-DiopKeita Bates-Diop 24 SF $1,663,861 MLE $1,663,861 - - - $1,663,861 1.52
CancarVlatko Cancar 23 SF $1,517,981 MLE $1,517,981 - - ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 1.38


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 %
BolBol Bol 20 C -       -  


2020-21 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. 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 %
MillsapPaul Millsap 35 PF Bird   $40,600,000  
PlumleeMason Plumlee 30 C Bird   $21,061,644  
CraigTorrey Craig 29 SF Restricted Early Bird   $3,800,000  
VonlehNoah Vonleh 25 PF Non-Bird   -  
Incomplete Roster Charge
(2 spots)
          $1,796,620  


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.

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
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,258,000
($9,258,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($3,623,000)
Trade Exception $3,321,030
($3,321,030)
Juan Hernangomez trade with MIN 02/06/2021
Trade Exception $1,845,301
($1,845,301)
Shabazz Napier trade with WAS 02/06/2021


2020-21 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
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $109,726,236
Luxury Tax Space $22,900,764


2020-21 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 Total
Active Roster Cap $109,726,236
Cap Holds $85,305,595
Total Salaries $109,726,236
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-586,236
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $109,726,236
Cap Holds $85,305,595
Total Cap Allocations $109,726,236
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-586,236
Practical Cap Space $72,578



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
06/29/2022 Michael Porter Jr. 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $7,314,900
06/29/2022 Vlatko Cancar 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $2,228,276