Denver Nuggets Multi-Year Table

A summary of financial breakdowns for the Denver Nuggets, including multi-year cap totals, player cap hits & free agents.

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Active Roster

Player Option
Early Termination
Non-Guaranteed
Club Option
Estimate
Pct of League Cap
Player (13) Pos Age 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
Jokic Nikola Jokic C 29 51415938
$51,415,938
36.5%
55224526
$55,224,526
35.6%
59033114
$59,033,114
34.6%
62841702
$62,841,702
33.5%
5
UFA / $72.9M
35.3%
Murray Jamal Murray PG 27 36016200
Ext. Elig.
$36,016,200
25.5%
5
UFA / $45.9M
29.6%
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
Porter Jr. Michael Porter Jr. SF 26 35859950
Ext. Elig.
$35,859,950
25.4%
38333050
$38,333,050
24.7%
40806150
$40,806,150
23.9%
5
UFA / $42.7M
22.7%
-10
 
Gordon Aaron Gordon PF 29 22841455
Ext. Elig.
$22,841,455
16.2%
22841455
$22,841,455
14.7%
5
UFA / $34.3M
20.1%
-10
 
-10
 
Caldwell-Pope Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG 31 15440185
Ext. Elig.
$15,440,185
11.0%
5
UFA / $23.0M
14.9%
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
Nnaji Zeke Nnaji PF 24 8888889
$8,888,889
6.3%
8177778
$8,177,778
5.3%
7466667
$7,466,667
4.4%
7466667
$7,466,667
4.0%
5
UFA / $14.2M
6.9%
Jackson Reggie Jackson PG 34 5250000
$5,250,000
3.7%
5
UFA / $10.0M
6.4%
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
Braun Christian Braun SG 23 3089640
$3,089,640
2.2%
4921797
Ext. Elig.
$4,921,797
3.2%
4
RFA / $14.8M
8.7%
-10
 
-10
 
Strawther Julian Strawther SF 22 2552520
$2,552,520
1.8%
2674200
$2,674,200
1.7%
4826931
Ext. Elig.
$4,826,931
2.8%
4
RFA / $14.5M
7.7%
-10
 
Watson Peyton Watson SG 22 2413560
$2,413,560
1.7%
4356476
Ext. Elig.
$4,356,476
2.8%
4
RFA / $13.1M
7.7%
-10
 
-10
 
Cancar Vlatko Cancar PF 27 2346606
Ext. Elig.
$2,346,606
1.7%
5
UFA / $4.5M
2.9%
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
Pickett Jalen Pickett PG 25 1891857
$1,891,857
1.3%
2221677
$2,221,677
1.4%
2406205
$2,406,205
1.4%
5
UFA / $3.0M
1.6%
-10
 
Tyson Hunter Tyson SF 24 1891857
$1,891,857
1.3%
2221677
$2,221,677
1.4%
2406205
$2,406,205
1.4%
5
UFA / $3.0M
1.6%
-10
 

Cap Hold

Player (9) Pos Age 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
Gillespie Collin Gillespie PG 25 4
RFA / $2.1M
1.5%
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
Cousins DeMarcus Cousins C 34 4
UFA / $2.1M
1.5%
4
UFA / $2.3M
1.5%
4
UFA / $2.5M
1.5%
4
UFA / $2.8M
1.5%
4
UFA / $3.1M
1.5%
Daniels Troy Daniels SG 33 4
UFA / $2.1M
1.5%
4
UFA / $2.3M
1.5%
4
UFA / $2.5M
1.5%
4
UFA / $2.8M
1.5%
4
UFA / $3.1M
1.5%
Holiday Justin Holiday SG 35 5
UFA / $2.1M
1.5%
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
Jefferson Richard Jefferson SF 44 4
UFA / $2.1M
1.5%
4
UFA / $2.3M
1.5%
4
UFA / $2.5M
1.5%
4
UFA / $2.8M
1.5%
4
UFA / $3.1M
1.5%
Jordan DeAndre Jordan C 36 5
UFA / $2.1M
1.5%
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
Howard Markus Howard PG 25 4
UFA / $2.0M
1.4%
4
UFA / $2.2M
1.4%
4
UFA / $2.4M
1.4%
4
UFA / $2.6M
1.4%
4
UFA / $2.9M
1.4%
Huff Jay Huff C 26 4
RFA / $1.9M
1.3%
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
Key Braxton Key SF 27 4
RFA / $1.9M
1.3%
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 
-10
 

Summary

  Cap     2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
Cap Maximum $141,000,000 $155,100,000 $170,610,000 $187,671,000 $206,438,100
Active Cap $189,898,657 $140,972,636 $116,945,272 $73,265,432  
Dead Cap          
Cap Holds $20,817,459 $96,251,281 $80,520,623 $84,997,850 $119,575,243
Total Cap $210,716,116 $237,223,917 $197,465,895 $158,263,282 $119,575,243
Cap Space $-69,716,116 $-82,123,917 $-26,855,895 $29,407,718 $86,862,857
  1st Apron              
Threshold $178,655,000 $196,521,000 $216,174,000 $237,792,000 $261,572,000
1st Apron Space $-12,443,657 $50,518,567 $90,803,174 $150,624,403 $241,182,164
  2nd Apron              
Threshold $189,486,000 $208,435,000 $229,279,000 $252,207,000 $277,428,000
2nd Apron Space $-1,612,657 $62,432,567 $103,908,174 $165,039,403 $257,038,164

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
6/23/2024 Vlatko Cancar
CLUB
2024-25 Club Option
$2,346,606
6/25/2024 Reggie Jackson
PLAYER
2024-25 Player Option
$5,250,000
6/29/2024 Braxton Key
RFA / QO
2024-25 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way
$1,867,722
6/29/2024 Collin Gillespie
RFA / QO
2024-25 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way
$2,093,637
6/29/2024 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PLAYER
2024-25 Player Option
$15,440,185
7/6/2024 Jamal Murray
EXTENSION ELIGIBLE
2024-25 Extension Eligible
7/6/2024 Vlatko Cancar
EXTENSION ELIGIBLE
2024-25 Extension Eligible — if Club Option exercised
7/16/2024 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
EXTENSION ELIGIBLE
2024-25 Extension Eligible
9/27/2024 Aaron Gordon
EXTENSION ELIGIBLE
2024-25 Extension Eligible
9/29/2024 Michael Porter Jr.
EXTENSION ELIGIBLE
2024-25 Extension Eligible
10/31/2024 Julian Strawther
CLUB
2025-26 Club Option
$2,674,200
10/31/2024 Christian Braun
CLUB
2025-26 Club Option
$4,921,797
10/31/2024 Peyton Watson
CLUB
2025-26 Club Option
$4,356,476
6/29/2025 Aaron Gordon
PLAYER
2025-26 Player Option
$22,841,455
10/31/2025 Julian Strawther
CLUB
2026-27 Club Option
$4,826,931
6/29/2026 Peyton Watson
RFA / QO
2026-27 Qualifying Offer
$6,534,714
6/29/2026 Jalen Pickett
CLUB
2026-27 Club Option
$2,406,205
6/29/2026 Hunter Tyson
CLUB
2026-27 Club Option
$2,406,205
6/29/2027 Zeke Nnaji
PLAYER
2027-28 Player Option
$7,466,667
6/29/2027 Nikola Jokic
PLAYER
2027-28 Player Option
$62,832,000
6/29/2027 Julian Strawther
RFA / QO
2027-28 Qualifying Offer
$7,723,090

Unsigned Draft Picks

Draft Year Player Pos Age Country College
2012 Izzet Turkyilmaz C 34 Turkey
2003 Xue Yuyang PF 41 China
2003 Sani Bečirovič SG 43 Slovenia

Future Draft Picks

2025

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
DEN
Top-5 Protected
ORL
6-30

2026

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
DEN
Top-5 Protected (if not already settled with ORL)
ORL
6-30 (if not already settled)

2027

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
DEN
Top-5 Protected (if not already settled with ORL or 1-5 if 1st conveyed to ORL by 2025)
ORL    OKC
6-30 (if not already settled) or to OKC if 6-30 (if DEN conveyed 1st to ORL by 2025)

2028

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
DEN
Top-5 Protected (if 1st conveyed to ORL by 2026)
OKC
6-30 (if 1st conveyed to ORL by 2026)

2029

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
DEN
Top-5 Protected (if not already settled with OKC)
OKC
6-30 (if not already settled or 6-30 if DEN conveys 1st to OKC by 2027)

2030

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
DEN
Top-5 Protected (if not already settled with OKC or 1-5 if DEN conveys 1st to OKC by 2028)
OKC
6-30 (if not already settled or 6-30 if DEN conveys 1st to OKC by 2028)

2025

31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
DEN

2026

31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
DEN

2027

31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
CLE

2028

31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
DEN
31-33
SAS
34-60

2029

31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
DEN    OKC
DEN pick if DEN conveys 1st to OKC by 2029; OKC pick if DEN does not convey 1st to OKC by 2029

2030

31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
DEN    OKC
DEN pick if DEN conveys second 1st to OKC by 2030; OKC pick if DEN does not convey second 1st to OKC by 2030

TRANSACTIONS

May 07, 2024
Jamal Murray

Fined $100,000 for throwing multiple objects in the direction of a game official during MIN-DEN game (playoff)

Dec 12, 2023
Nikola Jokic

Fined $4,000 for ejection from DEN-CHI game

Dec 03, 2023
Nikola Jokic

Fined $2,000 for flopping during DEN-SAC game

Nov 13, 2023
Mike Malone

Signed a multi-year contract extension with Denver (DEN)

Oct 21, 2023
Zeke Nnaji

Signed a 4 year 32 million rookie contract extension with Denver (DEN) - includes 2027-28 Player Option

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