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Detroit Pistons 2020-21 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Detroit Pistons 2020-21 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Pistons – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (8) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
GriffinBlake Griffin 31 PF $36,810,996 Bird $36,595,996 - - ($36,810,996) $36,810,996 22.38
SnellTony Snell 28 SG $12,178,571 Bird $12,178,571 - - ($12,178,571) $12,178,571 7.40
RoseDerrick Rose 31 PG $7,682,927 MLE $7,682,927 - - ($7,682,927) $7,682,927 4.67
KennardLuke Kennard 24 SG $5,273,826 Rookie $5,273,826 - - ($5,273,826) $5,273,826 3.21
DoumbouyaSekou Doumbouya 19 SF $3,449,400 Rookie $3,449,400 - - ($3,449,400) $3,449,400 2.10
BrownBruce Brown 24 SG $1,663,861 MLE $1,663,861 - - - $1,663,861 1.01
MykhailiukSviatoslav Mykhailiuk 23 SG $1,663,861 Cap Space $1,663,861 - - - $1,663,861 1.01
ThomasKhyri Thomas 24 SG $1,663,861 MLE $1,663,861 - - - $1,663,861 1.01

2020-21 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Pistons are currently over the league salary cap, these cap holds do not count against their Total Cap figure. Denouncing 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 (9) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
KnightBrandon Knight 28 PG Bird   $23,465,625  
HensonJohn Henson 29 PF Bird   $18,491,552  
GallowayLangston Galloway 28 SG Bird   $11,000,000  
MakerThon Maker 23 C Restricted Bird   $10,708,929  
PattonJustin Patton 23 C Non-Bird   $2,025,705  
McRaeJordan McRae 29 SG Early Bird   $1,737,274  
WoodChristian Wood 25 PF Early Bird   $1,731,372  
BoneJordan Bone 22 PG Restricted Non-Bird   $1,549,812  
KingLouis King 21 SF Restricted Non-Bird   $1,549,812  
Incomplete Roster Charge
(4 spots)


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
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
Trade Exception $2,500,000
Reggie Bullock trade with LAL 02/06/2020
Trade Exception $1,140,682
Stanley Johnson trade with NOP 02/07/2020
Trade Exception $1,716,873
Andre Drummond trade with CLE 02/06/2021

2020-21 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Pistons 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 $70,387,303
Luxury Tax Space $62,239,697

2020-21 Detroit Pistons Salary Cap Totals

The Pistons 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 Total
Active Roster Cap $70,387,303
Cap Holds $94,091,876
Total Salaries $164,479,179
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-55,339,179
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $70,387,303
Cap Holds $94,091,876
Total Cap Allocations $164,479,179
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-55,339,179
Practical Cap Space $37,456,110


Deadline Date Player Type Value
10/31/2021 Sekou Doumbouya 2022-23 Club Option $5,539,771
06/29/2023 Sekou Doumbouya 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $7,744,600