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Denver Nuggets 2022-23 Salary Cap

Nuggets 2022-23 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Denver Nuggets 2022 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (18) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap
Figure
Cap %
Team
Cap %
League
Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Jokic Nikola Jokic C $33,047,804 $32,478,838 $568,966 $568,966 - $33,047,804 18.76 26.73 $304,498,838
($304,120,837)
Free Agent (Max) / Bird
G'teed: $32,478,837
Murray Jamal Murray PG $31,650,600 $31,650,600 - - - $31,650,600 17.96 25.60 $101,500,200
($101,500,200)
Rk Extension / Bird
Porter Jr. Michael Porter Jr. SF $30,913,750 $30,913,750 - - - $30,913,750 17.55 25.00 $179,299,750
($150,493,600)
Rk Extension / Bird
Gordon Aaron Gordon PF $19,690,909 $19,690,909 - $1,200,000 - $19,690,909 11.18 15.92 $86,640,001
($86,640,001)
Vet Extension / Bird
Caldwell-Pope Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG $14,004,703 $14,004,703 - - - $14,004,703 7.95 11.33 $44,149,826
($44,149,826)
Acquired via Trade
Brown Jr. Bruce Brown Jr. SG $6,479,000 $6,479,000 - - - $6,479,000 3.68 5.24 $13,281,950
($13,281,950)
Free Agent / T-MLE
Smith Ishmael Smith PG $4,725,000 $4,725,000 - - - $4,725,000 2.68 3.82 $4,725,000
($4,725,000)
Acquired via Trade
Green Jeff Green PF $4,500,000 $4,500,000 - $500,000 - $4,500,000 2.55 3.64 $4,500,000
($4,500,000)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Braun Christian Braun SG $2,808,600 $2,808,600 - - - $2,808,600 1.59 2.27 $13,769,157
($5,757,720)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Nnaji Zeke Nnaji PF $2,617,800 $2,617,800 - - - $2,617,800 1.49 2.12 $6,924,081
($2,617,800)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Cancar Vlatko Cancar SF $2,234,359 $2,234,359 - - - $2,234,359 1.27 1.81 $6,815,324
($4,468,718)
Free Agent / Bird
Hyland Nah'Shon Hyland PG $2,201,520 $2,201,520 - - - $2,201,520 1.25 1.78 $8,666,360
($2,201,520)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Watson Peyton Watson SG $2,193,960 $2,193,960 - - - $2,193,960 1.25 1.77 $11,267,516
($4,497,480)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Reed Davon Reed SG $1,902,133 $1,902,133 - - - $1,902,133 1.08 1.54 $3,968,718
($1,902,133)
Free Agent / Minimum
Jordan DeAndre Jordan C $1,836,090 $2,905,851 - - - $1,836,090 1.04 1.48 $2,905,851
($2,905,851)
Free Agent / Minimum
Training Camp/Exhibit 10, Exhibit 9
ArmsAdonis Arms F $1,017,781 $1,017,781 - $1,017,781 - - - Exhibit-10
GoldenGrant Golden PF $1,017,781 $1,017,781 - $1,017,781 - - - Exhibit-10
GradyKellan Grady PG $1,017,781 $1,017,781 - $1,017,781 - - - Exhibit-10


2022-23 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) Pos.
GillespieCollin Gillespie PG          
WhiteJack White SF          


2022-23 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 (7) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
CampazzoFacundo Campazzo PG - $4,160,000 Early Bird
CancarVlatko Cancar SF $2,228,276 $2,228,276 Restricted Bird
DanielsTroy Daniels SG - $1,811,516 Non-Bird
HowardMarkus Howard PG - $1,811,516 Two-Way
JeffersonRichard Jefferson SF - $1,811,516 Non-Bird
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins C - $1,796,667 Non-Bird
RiversAustin Rivers PG - $1,766,970 Early Bird


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 ($156,938,000) 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 Reason (Used On) Original Available
Taxpayer Mid-Level
Bruce Brown Jr.
($6,479,000)
$6,479,000 $0


2022-23 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
2022 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $150,267,000
Total Taxable Salaries $160,806,228
Current Luxury Tax Space $-10,539,228
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $17,598,073


2022-23 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 $160,806,228
Cap Holds $15,386,461
Total Cap Allocations $176,192,689
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $123,655,000
Current Cap Space $-52,537,689
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-50,741,022 — $-37,151,228

$-50,741,022
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.

$-37,151,228
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
10/31/2022 RJ Hampton 2023-24 Club Option $4,220,057
10/31/2022 Nah'Shon Hyland 2023-24 Club Option $2,306,400
10/31/2022 Zeke Nnaji 2023-24 Club Option $4,306,281
1/10/2023 Grant Golden 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,017,781
1/10/2023 Adonis Arms 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,017,781
1/10/2023 Kellan Grady 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,017,781
4/16/2023 Davon Reed 2023-24 Guaranteed — 10 days after final DEN game of 2022-23 - TBD $500,000
6/29/2023 Grant Golden 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $1,974,999
6/29/2023 Adonis Arms 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $1,961,752
6/29/2023 Kellan Grady 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $1,961,752
6/29/2023 Jack White 2023-24 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,761,752
6/29/2023 Collin Gillespie 2023-24 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,769,013
6/29/2023 Bruce Brown Jr. 2023-24 Player Option $6,802,950
7/08/2023 Davon Reed 2023-24 Guaranteed $2,066,585
10/31/2023 Nah'Shon Hyland 2024-25 Club Option $4,158,440
10/31/2023 Peyton Watson 2024-25 Club Option $2,413,560
10/31/2023 Christian Braun 2024-25 Club Option $3,089,640
6/29/2024 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 2024-25 Player Option $15,440,185
6/29/2024 Vlatko Cancar 2024-25 Club Option $2,346,606
6/30/2024 RJ Hampton 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $6,169,724
6/30/2024 Zeke Nnaji 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $6,235,495
10/31/2024 Peyton Watson 2025-26 Club Option $4,356,476
10/31/2024 Christian Braun 2025-26 Club Option $4,921,797
6/29/2025 Aaron Gordon 2025-26 Player Option $22,841,455
6/30/2025 Nah'Shon Hyland 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,137,858
6/29/2026 Peyton Watson 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $6,534,714
6/29/2027 Nikola Jokic 2027-28 Player Option $61,908,000