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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 (12) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
MillsapPaul Millsap 34 PF Cap Space $30,000,000 - $150,000 - $30,150,000 24.89
JokicNikola Jokic MAX 24 C Bird $26,573,595 - $862,070 ($118,104,864) $27,435,665 22.65
HarrisGary Harris 25 SG Bird $17,839,286 - - ($57,482,143) $17,839,286 14.73
PlumleeMason Plumlee 29 C Bird $14,041,096 - - ($14,041,096) $14,041,096 11.59
BartonWill Barton 28 SG Bird $12,776,786 - - ($41,169,642) $12,776,786 10.55
MurrayJamal Murray 22 PG Rookie $4,444,746 - - ($4,444,746) $4,444,746 3.67
Porter Jr.Michael Porter Jr. 21 PF Rookie $3,389,400 - - ($3,389,400) $3,389,400 2.80
HernangomezJuan Hernangomez 24 PF Rookie $3,321,030 - - ($3,321,030) $3,321,030 2.74
BeasleyMalik Beasley 22 SG Rookie $2,731,714 - - ($2,731,714) $2,731,714 2.26
CraigTorrey Craig 28 SF Cap Space $2,000,000 - - ($2,000,000) $2,000,000 1.65
MorrisMonte Morris 24 PG Mini MLE $1,588,231 - - ($1,588,231) $1,588,231 1.31
VanderbiltJarred Vanderbilt 20 PF Cap Space $1,416,852 - - ($1,416,852) $1,416,852 1.17


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 (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
WelshThomas Welsh 23 C -       -  


2019-20 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 (5) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
LylesTrey Lyles 23 PF Restricted Bird         $10,092,747  
LydonTyler Lydon 23 PF Early Bird         $2,190,720  
JeffersonRichard Jefferson 39 SF Non-Bird         $1,618,486  
ThomasIsaiah Thomas 30 PG Non-Bird         $1,618,486  
GoodwinBrandon Goodwin 23 PG Restricted Non-Bird         $1,443,842  


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.

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
Trade Exception $12,800,562
($12,800,562)
Wilson Chandler trade with PHI 07/06/2019
Trade Exception $13,764,045
($13,764,045)
Kenneth Faried trade with BKN 07/13/2019
Trade Exception $5,919,961
($5,919,961)
Darrell Arthur trade with BKN 07/13/2019


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 $132,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $121,165,061
Luxury Tax Space $10,834,939


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 $121,134,806
Cap Holds $49,448,849
Total Salaries $121,134,806
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,000,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-12,134,806
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $121,134,806
Cap Holds $49,448,849
Total Cap Allocations $121,134,806
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,000,000
Cap Max Space $-12,134,806
Practical Cap Space $-12,134,806