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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 (14) 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 23.05
JokicNikola Jokic MAX 24 C Bird $26,573,594 - $931,036 ($26,573,594) $27,504,630 20.89
HarrisGary Harris 25 SG Bird $17,839,286 - - ($17,839,286) $17,839,286 13.55
PlumleeMason Plumlee 29 C Bird $14,041,096 - - ($14,041,096) $14,041,096 10.67
BartonWill Barton 28 SG Bird $12,776,786 - - ($41,169,642) $12,776,786 9.71
GrantJerami Grant 25 SF Bird $9,346,153 - - ($18,692,306) $9,346,153 7.10
MurrayJamal Murray 22 PG Rookie $4,444,746 - - ($4,444,746) $4,444,746 3.38
Porter Jr.Michael Porter Jr. 21 PF Rookie $3,389,400 - - ($3,389,400) $3,389,400 2.57
HernangomezJuan Hernangomez 24 PF Rookie $3,321,030 - - ($3,321,030) $3,321,030 2.52
BeasleyMalik Beasley 22 SG Rookie $2,731,714 - - ($2,731,714) $2,731,714 2.08
CraigTorrey Craig 28 SF Cap Space $2,000,000 - - ($2,000,000) $2,000,000 1.52
MorrisMonte Morris 24 PG Mini MLE $1,588,231 - - ($1,588,231) $1,588,231 1.21
VanderbiltJarred Vanderbilt 20 PF Cap Space $1,416,852 - - ($1,416,852) $1,416,852 1.08
CancarVlatko Cancar 22 SF MLE $898,310 - - ($898,310) $898,310 0.68


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 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 39 SF Non-Bird         $1,618,486  


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.

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)


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 $131,678,489
Luxury Tax Space $948,511


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 $131,648,234
Cap Holds $13,598,176
Total Salaries $131,648,234
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-22,508,234
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $131,648,234
Cap Holds $13,598,176
Total Cap Allocations $131,648,234
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-22,508,234



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2020-21
07/15/2020 Jarred Vanderbilt Guaranteed $1,663,861
10/31/2020 Michael Porter Jr. 2021-22 Club Option $5,258,735
10/31/2020 Luke Kennard Club Option $5,273,826
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