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Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets 2020-21 Salary Cap

Nuggets 2020-21 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Denver Nuggets 2020 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
Estimate
Player (15) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary
(Likely Incentives)
Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
JokicNikola Jokic 25 C $29,542,010 Bird
Max (25%)
$28,542,009
$1,000,001
($28,542,009) $29,542,010 22.98 $62,989,260
MurrayJamal Murray
Knee-acl (season-ending)
23 PG $27,285,000 Bird
Rookie Max Ext (25%)
$27,285,000 ($27,285,000) $27,285,000 21.22 $130,968,000
GordonAaron Gordon 25 PF $18,136,364 Bird $18,136,364 ($18,136,364) $18,136,364 14.11 $16,409,091
BartonWill Barton
Hamstring
29 SF $13,723,214 Bird $13,723,214 ($13,723,214) $13,723,214 10.67 $14,669,642
MillsapPaul Millsap 35 PF $10,000,000 Bird $10,000,000 ($10,000,000) $10,000,000 7.78 -
GreenJaMychal Green 30 PF $7,199,760 NT-MLE $7,199,760 ($7,199,760) $7,199,760 5.60 $7,559,748
McGeeJaVale McGee 32 C $4,200,000 Cap Space $4,200,000 ($4,200,000) $4,200,000 3.27 -
Porter Jr.Michael Porter Jr. 22 SF $3,550,800 Rookie $3,550,800 ($3,550,800) $3,550,800 2.76 $5,258,735
CampazzoFacundo Campazzo 0 PG $3,200,000 Bi-Annual $3,100,000
$100,000
($3,100,000) $3,200,000 2.49 $3,100,000
NnajiZeke Nnaji 19 PF $2,379,840 Rookie $2,379,840 ($2,379,840) $2,379,840 1.85 $2,498,760
BolBol Bol 20 C $2,058,240 NT-MLE $2,058,240 ($2,048,780) $2,058,240 1.60 $2,151,220
DozierP.J. Dozier 23 PG $1,762,796 NT-MLE $1,762,796 ($1,762,796) $1,762,796 1.37 -
MorrisMonte Morris 25 PG $1,723,707 T-MLE $1,723,707 ($1,723,707) $1,723,707 1.34 $27,774,997
CancarVlatko Cancar 23 SF $1,517,981 NT-MLE $1,517,981 ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 1.18 -
RiversAustin Rivers 28 PG $188,696 Minimum $270,142 ($188,696) $188,696 0.15 -


2020-21 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.
HarrisonShaquille Harrison 26 PG          
HowardMarkus Howard 21 PG          


2020-21 Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players that were on the roster via 10-day contracts.

Player (1) Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Likely Incentives Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
RiversAustin Rivers PG $158,907 - - - ($110,998) $110,998 0.09


2020-21 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 %
ClarkGary Clark 25 PF $2,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 1.56


2020-21 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 (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
DanielsTroy Daniels 29 SG   - $1,620,564  
JeffersonRichard Jefferson 40 SF   - $1,620,564  


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.

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 $9,258,000
($0)
JayMychal Green ($7,199,760), Bol Bol ($2,058,240)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($423,000)
Facundo Campazzo
Trade Exception $9,525,000
($3,325,000)
Jerami Grant trade with DET (JaVale McGee, $4,200,000; Gary Clark, $2,000,00) 11/22/2021
Trade Exception $2,193,480
($2,193,480)
RJ Hampton trade with ORL 03/25/2022
Trade Exception $1,620,564
($1,620,564)
Isaiah Hartenstein trade with CLE 03/25/2022


2020-21 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
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $128,579,406
Current Luxury Tax Space $4,047,594


2020-21 Denver Nuggets Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $138,928,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $126,468,408
Earned Money $110,998
Dead Money $2,000,000
Cap Holds $10,803,172
Total Cap Allocations $128,579,406
Salary Cap Maximum
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Current Cap Space $-19,439,406
Salary Hard-Cap
2020 NBA Hard-Cap ("Luxury Tax Apron") $138,928,000
Total Hard-Cap Salaries $130,579,406
Hard-Cap Space $8,348,594




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
07/17/2021 Will Barton Player Option $14,669,642
07/26/2021 JaMychal Green Player Option $7,559,748
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