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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 (15) 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 25.11
JokicNikola Jokic 23 C Bird $24,605,181 - - ($142,710,045) $24,605,181 21.14
HarrisGary Harris 24 SG Bird $16,517,857 - - ($74,000,000) $16,517,857 14.19
PlumleeMason Plumlee 28 C Bird $12,917,808 - - ($26,958,904) $12,917,808 11.10
BartonWill Barton 27 SG Bird $11,830,358 - - ($53,000,000) $11,830,358 10.16
MurrayJamal Murray 21 PG Rookie $3,499,800 - - ($7,944,546) $3,499,800 3.01
LylesTrey Lyles 22 PF Rookie $3,364,249 - - ($3,364,249) $3,364,249 2.89
Porter Jr.Michael Porter Jr. 0 PF Rookie $2,894,160 - - ($6,283,560) $2,894,160 2.49
HernangomezJuan Hernangomez 23 PF Rookie $2,166,360 - - ($5,487,390) $2,166,360 1.86
CraigTorrey Craig 27 SF Cap Space $2,000,000 - - ($4,000,000) $2,000,000 1.72
LydonTyler Lydon 22 PF Rookie $1,874,640 - - ($1,874,640) $1,874,640 1.61
BeasleyMalik Beasley 21 SG Rookie $1,773,840 - - ($4,505,554) $1,773,840 1.52
ThomasIsaiah Thomas 29 PG Minimum $2,029,463 - - ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.30
MorrisMonte Morris 23 PG Mini MLE $1,349,383 - - ($2,937,614) $1,349,383 1.16
VanderbiltJarred Vanderbilt 19 PF Cap Space $838,464 - - ($2,255,316) $838,464 0.72


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 (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
Akoon-PurcellDeVaughn Akoon-Purcell 25 SG -       -  
WelshThomas Welsh 22 C -       -  


2018-19 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 %
TerryEmanuel Terry 23 F $35,000 - - - $35,000 0.03


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 (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
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 $3,149,153 Jarred Vanderbilt ($838,464), Monte Morris ($1,349,383)
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 $116,573,688
Luxury Tax Space $7,159,312


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 $116,375,470
Dead Money $35,000
Cap Holds $34,029,519
Total Salaries $116,410,470
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-14,541,470
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $116,375,470
Dead Money $35,000
Cap Holds $34,029,519
Total Cap Allocations $116,410,470
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Cap Max Space $-14,541,470
Practical Cap Space $-14,541,470