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Denver Nuggets 2018 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Denver Nuggets 2018-19 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 (16) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
MillsapPaul Millsap 33 PF Cap Space $29,230,769 - - ($29,730,769) $29,230,769 24.61
JokicNikola Jokic 23 C Bird $25,467,250 - - ($147,710,050) $25,467,250 21.44
HarrisGary Harris 23 SG Bird $16,517,857 - - ($74,000,000) $16,517,857 13.91
PlumleeMason Plumlee 28 C Bird $12,917,808 - - ($26,958,904) $12,917,808 10.88
BartonWill Barton 27 SG Bird $11,830,358 - - ($53,000,000) $11,830,358 9.96
MurrayJamal Murray 21 PG Rookie $3,499,800 - - ($3,499,800) $3,499,800 2.95
LylesTrey Lyles 22 PF Rookie $3,364,249 - - ($3,364,249) $3,364,249 2.83
Porter Jr.Michael Porter Jr. 0 SF Rookie $2,894,160 - - ($6,283,560) $2,894,160 2.44
HernangomezJuan Hernangomez 22 PF Rookie $2,166,360 - - ($2,166,360) $2,166,360 1.82
CraigTorrey Craig 27 SF MLE $2,000,000 - - ($4,100,000) $2,000,000 1.68
LydonTyler Lydon 22 PF Rookie $1,874,640 - - ($1,874,640) $1,874,640 1.58
BeasleyMalik Beasley 21 SG Rookie $1,773,840 - - ($4,505,554) $1,773,840 1.49
WhiteheadIsaiah Whitehead 23 PG Cap Space $1,544,951 - - ($1,544,951) $1,544,951 1.30
ThomasIsaiah Thomas 29 PG Minimum $2,029,463 - - ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.27
MorrisMonte Morris 23 PF Non-Bird $1,349,383 - - ($2,937,614) $1,349,383 1.14
VanderbiltJarred Vanderbilt 19 SF Cap Space $838,464 - - ($2,255,316) $838,464 0.71


2018-19 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 22 C -       -  


2018-19 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 (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
HarrisDevin Harris 35 PG Bird         $8,364,837  
JeffersonRichard Jefferson 38 SF Non-Bird         $1,544,951  


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 ($129,733,000) 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 Amount Remaining Reason/Notes Expire Date
Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $5,337,000 $2,498,354 Torrey Craig ($2,000,000), Jarred Vanderbilt ($838,464)
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


2018-19 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
2018 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $123,733,000
Total Taxable Salaries $118,782,490
Luxury Tax Space $4,950,510


2018-19 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 $118,782,490
Cap Holds $42,394,356
Total Salaries $118,782,490
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-16,913,490
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $118,782,490
Cap Holds $42,394,356
Total Cap Allocations $118,782,490
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Cap Max Space $-16,913,490
Practical Cap Space $-16,913,490