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Denver Nuggets 2019-20 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Denver Nuggets 2019-20 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player (13) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
MillsapPaul Millsap 34 PF Cap Space $30,000,000 - $350,000 ($30,000,000) $30,350,000 23.49
JokicNikola Jokic MAX 24 C Bird $26,573,594 - $931,036 ($26,573,594) $27,504,630 21.29
HarrisGary Harris 25 SG Bird $17,839,286 - - ($17,839,286) $17,839,286 13.81
PlumleeMason Plumlee 29 C Bird $14,041,096 - - ($14,041,096) $14,041,096 10.87
BartonWill Barton 28 SG Bird $12,776,786 - - ($41,169,642) $12,776,786 9.89
GrantJerami Grant 25 SF Bird $9,346,153 - - ($18,692,306) $9,346,153 7.23
MurrayJamal Murray 22 PG Rookie $4,444,746 - - ($4,444,746) $4,444,746 3.44
Porter Jr.Michael Porter Jr. 21 PF Rookie $3,389,400 - - ($3,389,400) $3,389,400 2.62
CraigTorrey Craig 28 SF Cap Space $2,000,000 - - ($2,000,000) $2,000,000 1.55
VonlehNoah Vonleh 24 PF MLE $2,000,000 - - ($2,000,000) $2,000,000 1.55
MorrisMonte Morris 24 PG Mini MLE $1,588,231 - - ($1,588,231) $1,588,231 1.23
Bates-DiopKeita Bates-Diop 23 SF MLE $1,416,852 - - ($1,416,852) $1,416,852 1.10
CancarVlatko Cancar 22 SF MLE $898,310 - - ($898,310) $898,310 0.70


2019-20 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 (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
BolBol Bol 19 C -       -  
DozierP.J. Dozier 22 PG -       -  


2019-20 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
GreenGerald Green 33 SG $2,564,753 - - - $1,620,564 1.25


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
($8,359,690)
Vlatko Cancar (est $898,310)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,620,000
($3,620,000)
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


2019-20 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
2019 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $129,246,309
Luxury Tax Space $3,380,691


2019-20 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 $127,595,490
Dead Money $1,620,564
Cap Holds $17,146,021
Total Salaries $129,216,054
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-20,076,054
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $127,595,490
Dead Money $1,620,564
Cap Holds $17,146,021
Total Cap Allocations $129,216,054
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-20,076,054



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2020-21
07/15/2020 Jarred Vanderbilt Guaranteed $1,663,861
10/31/2020 Luke Kennard Club Option $5,273,826
10/31/2020 Michael Porter Jr. 2021-22 Club Option $5,258,735
06/29/2021 Jarred Vanderbilt Qualifying Offer $2,122,822
06/29/2021 Will Barton 2021-22 Player Option $14,669,642
06/29/2021 Luke Kennard 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $7,256,785
06/29/2021 Bol Bol 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $1,650,158
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