Denver Nuggets Multi-Year Salary Cap Table

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

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Player Option
Early Termination
Non-Guaranteed
Club Option
Estimate
Pct of League Cap
Player (16) Pos Age 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
Jokic Nikola Jokic C 29 51415938
$51,415,938
36.6%
55224526
$55,224,526
35.7%
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
25.6%
5
UFA / $45.9M
29.6%
-10 -10 -10
Porter Jr. Michael Porter Jr. SF 26 35859950
Ext. Elig.
$35,859,950
25.5%
38333050
$38,333,050
24.8%
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
14.8%
5
UFA / $34.3M
20.1%
-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%
Saric Dario Saric PF 30 5168000
$5,168,000
3.7%
5426400
$5,426,400
3.5%
5
UFA / $10.3M
6.0%
-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
Holmes II DaRon Holmes II PF 22 3065640
$3,065,640
2.2%
3218760
$3,218,760
2.1%
3372120
$3,372,120
2.0%
5547138
Ext. Elig.
$5,547,138
3.0%
4
RFA / $16.6M
8.1%
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
Jordan DeAndre Jordan C 36 2093637
$2,093,637
1.5%
5
UFA / $2.3M
1.5%
-10 -10 -10
Cancar Vlatko Cancar PF 27 2087519
$2,087,519
1.5%
5
UFA / $2.3M
1.5%
-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
Alexander Trey Alexander SG 21 0
Two-Way
 
4
RFA / $2.0M
1.3%
-10 -10 -10
Hall P.J. Hall PF 22 0
Two-Way
 
4
RFA / $2.0M
1.3%
-10 -10 -10

Cap Hold

Player (6) Pos Age 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
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%
Key Braxton Key SF 27 5
UFA / $1.9M
1.3%
-10 -10 -10 -10
Howard Markus Howard PG 25 4
UFA / $1.9M
1.3%
4
UFA / $2.0M
1.3%
4
UFA / $2.3M
1.3%
4
UFA / $2.5M
1.3%
4
UFA / $2.7M
1.3%

Summary

      2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
Cap Maximum
$140,588,000
$154,647,000
$170,610,000
$187,671,000
$206,438,100
Active Cap $179,276,662 $149,617,796 $120,317,392 $78,812,570  
Dead Cap          
Cap Holds $12,074,606 $64,756,436 $89,238,980 $83,233,319 $135,954,970
Total Cap Allocations $191,351,268 $214,374,232 $209,556,372 $162,045,889 $135,954,970
Cap Space $-50,763,268 $-59,727,232 $-38,946,372 $25,625,111 $70,483,130
  1st Apron              
Threshold $178,132,000 $195,946,000 $216,174,000 $237,792,000 $261,572,000
Allocations $180,476,662 $152,090,665 $127,318,172 $91,133,938 $20,330,256
1st Apron Space $-2,344,662 $43,855,335 $88,855,828 $146,658,062 $241,241,744
  2nd Apron              
Threshold $188,931,000 $207,825,000 $229,279,000 $252,207,000 $277,428,000
Allocations $180,476,662 $152,090,665 $127,318,172 $91,133,938 $20,330,256
2nd Apron Space $8,454,338 $55,734,335 $101,960,828 $161,073,062 $257,097,744
  Tax     2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
Tax Threshold
Active Tax $179,276,662 $149,617,796 $120,317,392 $78,812,570  
Dead Tax          
Total Tax $179,276,662 $149,617,796 $120,317,392 $78,812,570  
Tax Space $-8,462,662 $38,279,204 $86,974,608 $149,208,430 $250,823,000
Est. Tax Bill $13,517,687

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
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 Peyton Watson
CLUB
2025-26 Club Option
$4,356,476
10/31/2024 Christian Braun
CLUB
2025-26 Club Option
$4,921,797
10/31/2024 Julian Strawther
CLUB
2025-26 Club Option
$2,674,200
6/29/2025 P.J. Hall
RFA / QO
2025-26 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way
$2,048,494
6/29/2025 Aaron Gordon
PLAYER
2025-26 Player Option
$22,841,455
6/29/2025 Trey Alexander
RFA / QO
2025-26 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way
$2,048,494
6/29/2025 Dario Saric
PLAYER
2025-26 Player Option
$5,426,400
10/31/2025 Julian Strawther
CLUB
2026-27 Club Option
$4,826,931
10/31/2025 DaRon Holmes II
CLUB
2026-27 Club Option
$3,372,120
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
10/31/2026 DaRon Holmes II
CLUB
2027-28 Club Option
$5,547,138
6/29/2027 Julian Strawther
RFA / QO
2027-28 Qualifying Offer
$7,723,090
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
6/29/2028 DaRon Holmes II
2028-29
$8,586,971

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
If 1-5
ORL
If 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
If 1-5 if not already settled with ORL
ORL
If 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
If 1-5 if not already setteled with ORL or 1-5 if 1st conveyed to ORL by 2025
ORL    OKC
If 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
If 1-5 if 1st conveyed to ORL by 2026
OKC
If 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
If 1-5 if not already settled with OKC or 1-5 if DEN conveys 1st to OKC by 2027
OKC
If 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
If 1-5 if not already settled with OKC or 1-5 if DEN conveys 1st to OKC by 2028
OKC
If 6-30 if not already settled or 6-30 if DEN conveys 1st to OKC by 2028

2031

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

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
DAL    MIN
DAL gets the most favorable of DEN and PHI; MIN gets the least favorable of DEN and PHI
DEN
(via OKC to CHA)

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
PHX

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
If 31-33
SAS
If 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
CHA    OKC
CHA 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
CHA    OKC
CHA pick if DEN conveys second 1st to OKC by 2030; OKC pick if DEN does not convey second 1st to OKC by 2030

2031

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
PHX

TRANSACTIONS

Jul 24, 2024
DeAndre Jordan, C

Signed a 1 year $3.31 million contract with Denver (DEN)

Jul 13, 2024
DaRon Holmes II, PF

Will miss the 2024-25 with Denver (DEN) due to season-ending Achilles injury

Jul 12, 2024
Dario Saric, PF

Agreed to a 2 year $10.59 million contract with Denver (DEN) - includes 2025-26 Player Option

Jul 10, 2024
P.J. Hall, PF

Signed a Two-Way contract with Denver (DEN)

Jul 09, 2024
DaRon Holmes II, PF

Signed a 4 year $15.2 million rookie scale contract with Denver (DEN)

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