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Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets 2021-22 Salary Cap

Nuggets 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Denver Nuggets 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Nuggets – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
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Pending Transactions!

The following players are currently pending based on a proposed trade or free agent signing. The Denver Nuggets active roster will be updated once the trades/signings become official.

Player (4) From To Age Pos. Incoming Cap Outgoing Cap
BartonWill Barton Free Agent 30 SF $15,384,615
GreenJaMychal Green Free Agent 31 PF $8,292,683
GreenJeff Green Free Agent 35 PF $4,878,049
RiversAustin Rivers Free Agent 29 PG $0

Active Roster

Player (10) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary
(Likely Incentives)
Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
JokicNikola Jokic 26 C $31,579,390 Bird
Max (25%)
$30,510,423
$1,068,967
($30,510,423) $31,579,390 18.51 $32,478,837
MurrayJamal Murray 24 PG $29,467,800 Bird
Rookie Max Ext (25%)
$29,467,800 ($29,467,800) $29,467,800 17.27 $101,500,200
GordonAaron Gordon 26 PF $16,409,091 Bird $16,409,091 ($16,409,091) $16,409,091 9.62 -
MorrisMonte Morris 26 PG $8,849,071 Bird $8,849,071 ($8,849,071) $8,849,071 5.19 $18,925,926
Porter Jr.Michael Porter Jr. 23 SF $5,258,735 Rookie $5,258,735 ($5,258,735) $5,258,735 3.08 -
CampazzoFacundo Campazzo 0 PG $3,200,000 Bi-Annual $3,100,000
$100,000
($3,100,000) $3,200,000 1.88 -
NnajiZeke Nnaji 20 PF $2,498,760 Rookie $2,498,760 ($2,498,760) $2,498,760 1.46 -
BolBol Bol 21 C $2,161,152 NT-MLE $2,161,152 ($2,151,220) $2,161,152 1.27 -
DozierP.J. Dozier 24 PG $1,910,860 NT-MLE $1,910,860 - $1,910,860 1.12 -
CancarVlatko Cancar 24 SF $1,782,621 NT-MLE $1,782,621 - $1,782,621 1.04 -


2021-22 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 (10) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
BartonWill Barton 30 SF Bird   - $20,584,821  
MillsapPaul Millsap 36 PF Bird   - $19,000,000  
GreenJaMychal Green 31 PF Non-Bird   - $8,639,712  
McGeeJaVale McGee 33 C Bird   - $7,980,000  
HylandNah'Shon Hyland 21 PG 1st Round Rookie Scale   - $2,096,880  
HarrisonShaquille Harrison 27 PG Two-Way   - $1,789,256  
DanielsTroy Daniels 30 SG   - $1,669,178  
JeffersonRichard Jefferson 41 SF   - $1,669,178  
RiversAustin Rivers 29 PG Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
HowardMarkus Howard 22 PG Restricted Non-Bird   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  
Incomplete Roster Charge 1 spots 1 spots           $925,258    


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 ($143,096,000) and can be used for contracts up to 4 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 $9,536,000
($9,536,000)
Trade Exception $9,525,000
($5,325,000)
Jerami Grant trade with DET (JaVale McGee, $4,200,000) 08/06/2021
Trade Exception $2,193,480
($2,193,480)
RJ Hampton trade with ORL 02/11/2022
Trade Exception $1,620,564
($1,620,564)
Isaiah Hartenstein trade with CLE 02/11/2022


2021-22 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
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $103,117,480
Current Luxury Tax Space $33,488,520


2021-22 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 $103,117,480
Cap Holds $67,512,526
Total Cap Allocations $170,630,006
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-58,216,006
Salary Cap Floor
2021 NBA Salary Cap Floor $101,173,000
Current Floor Space $-4,041,360
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-48,651,036 — $7,192,089

$-48,651,036
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.

$7,192,089
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
2021-22
08/03/2021 Vlatko Cancar Guaranteed $1,782,621
08/16/2021 P.J. Dozier Guaranteed $200,000
10/31/2021 RJ Hampton 2022-23 Club Option $2,412,840
10/31/2021 Zeke Nnaji 2022-23 Club Option $2,617,800
12/10/2021 P.J. Dozier Guaranteed $1,910,860
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
2022-23
10/31/2022 RJ Hampton 2023-24 Club Option $4,220,057
10/31/2022 Zeke Nnaji 2023-24 Club Option $4,306,281
2023-24
06/29/2024 RJ Hampton 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $6,169,724
06/29/2024 Zeke Nnaji 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $6,235,495