Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets 2024-25 Salary Cap

Nuggets 2024-25 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Denver Nuggets 2024 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 (9) 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 $50,652,000 $50,652,000 - - - $50,652,000 25.29 35.42 $225,120,000
($224,742,000)
Vet Extension / Bird
G'teed: $50,274,000
Murray Jamal Murray PG $36,016,200 $36,016,200 - - - $36,016,200 17.98 25.19 $36,016,200
($36,016,200)
Rk Extension / Bird
Porter Jr. Michael Porter Jr. SF $35,859,950 $35,859,950 - - - $35,859,950 17.91 25.08 $114,999,150
($86,193,000)
Rk Extension / Bird
Gordon Aaron Gordon PF $22,841,455 $22,841,455 - $1,200,000 - $22,841,455 11.40 15.97 $45,682,910
($45,682,910)
Vet Extension / Bird
Caldwell-Pope Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG $15,440,185 $15,440,185 - - - $15,440,185 7.71 10.80 $15,440,185
($15,440,185)
Vet Extension / Bird
Hyland Nah'Shon Hyland PG $4,158,440 $4,158,440 - - - $4,158,440 2.08 2.91 $4,158,440
($4,158,440)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Braun Christian Braun SG $3,089,640 $3,089,640 - - - $3,089,640 1.54 2.16 $8,011,437
($0)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
G'teed: $0
Watson Peyton Watson SG $2,413,560 $2,413,560 - - - $2,413,560 1.21 1.69 $6,770,036
($0)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
G'teed: $0
Cancar Vlatko Cancar SF $2,346,606 $2,346,606 - - - $2,346,606 1.17 1.64 $2,346,606
($0)
Free Agent / Bird
G'teed: $0


2024-25 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 (5) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
NnajiZeke Nnaji PF $6,235,495 $12,918,843 Restricted Bird
Brown Jr.Bruce Brown Jr. SG - $8,422,700 Early Bird
ReedDavon Reed SG - $2,124,095 Bird
DanielsTroy Daniels SG - $1,997,196 Non-Bird
JeffersonRichard Jefferson SF - $1,997,196 Non-Bird
Incomplete Roster Charge 3 spots 3 spots       $0  


2024-25 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
2024 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $171,600,000
Total Taxable Salaries $172,818,036
Current Luxury Tax Space $-1,218,036
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $1,827,054


2024-25 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 $172,818,036
Cap Holds $27,460,030
Total Cap Allocations $200,278,066
Salary Cap Maximum
2024 NBA Salary Cap Max $143,000,000
Current Cap Space $-57,278,066
 

2024-25 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-17,809,790 — $-2,369,605

$-17,809,790
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.

$-2,369,605
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
10/31/2023 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