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Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons 2021-22 Salary Cap

Pistons 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Detroit Pistons 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Pistons – The Athletic

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Club Option
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Pending Transactions!

The following players are currently pending based on a proposed trade or free agent signing. The Detroit Pistons active roster will be updated once the trades/signings become official.

Player (4) From To Age Pos. Incoming Cap Outgoing Cap
OlynykKelly Olynyk Free Agent 30 PF $11,746,032
PlumleeMason Plumlee 31 PF $8,137,500
JosephCory Joseph Free Agent 30 PG $0
LylesTrey Lyles Free Agent 25 PF $0

Active Roster

Player (9) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
GrantJerami Grant 27 PF $20,002,500 Sign-and-Trade $20,002,500 ($20,002,500) $20,002,500 15.49 $20,955,000
PlumleeMason Plumlee 31 PF $8,137,500 Cap Space $8,137,500 ($8,137,500) $8,137,500 6.30 $4,262,500
HayesKillian Hayes 20 PG $5,572,680 Rookie $5,572,680 ($5,572,680) $5,572,680 4.31 -
JacksonJosh Jackson 24 SG $5,005,350 Room $5,005,350 ($5,005,350) $5,005,350 3.88 -
McGruderRodney McGruder 30 SG $5,000,000 Cap Space $5,000,000 - $5,000,000 3.87 -
DoumbouyaSekou Doumbouya 20 SF $3,613,680 Rookie $3,613,680 ($3,613,680) $3,613,680 2.80 -
StewartIsaiah Stewart 20 C $3,277,080 Rookie $3,277,080 ($3,277,080) $3,277,080 2.54 -
BeySaddiq Bey 22 SG $2,824,320 Rookie $2,824,320 ($2,824,320) $2,824,320 2.19 -
OkaforJahlil Okafor 25 C $2,130,023 Minimum $2,130,023 ($2,130,023) $2,130,023 1.65 -


2021-22 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (5) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
GriffinBlake Griffin 32 PF $29,764,126 - - - $29,764,126 23.04
DedmonDewayne Dedmon 32 C $2,866,667 - - - $2,866,667 2.22
JosephCory Joseph 30 PG $2,400,000 - - - $2,400,000 1.86
SirvydisDeividas Sirvydis 21 SF $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.18
SmithZhaire Smith 22 SG $1,068,200 - - - $1,068,200 0.83


2021-22 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. 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 (6) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
Smith Jr.Dennis Smith Jr. 23 PG Bird   - $17,060,031  
CunninghamCade Cunningham 20 PG   - $10,050,120  
DialloHamidou Diallo 23 SG Restricted Bird   $2,079,826 $2,079,826  
JacksonFrank Jackson 23 PG Non-Bird   $1,789,256 $1,789,256  
EllingtonWayne Ellington 33 SG Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
LeeSaben Lee 22 PG Restricted Non-Bird   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  
Incomplete Roster Charge 2 spots 2 spots           $1,850,516    


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.

Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap but below the Luxury Tax Apron ($143,096,000) 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 ($143,096,000), 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 $9,536,000
($9,536,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($3,732,000)
Trade Exception $1,996,249
($1,996,249)
Derrick Rose trade with NYK 12/20/2021
Trade Exception $8,137,500
($8,137,500)
Mason Plumlee trade with CHA 07/29/2022


2021-22 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
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $95,259,933
Current Luxury Tax Space $41,346,067


2021-22 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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $55,563,133
Dead Money $37,616,974
Cap Holds $35,987,992
Total Cap Allocations $129,168,099
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-16,754,099
Salary Cap Floor
2021 NBA Salary Cap Floor $101,173,000
Current Floor Space $-2,057,227
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-9,903,583 — $48,099,715

$-9,903,583
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.

$48,099,715
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
2021-22
08/15/2021 Rodney McGruder Guaranteed $5,000,000
10/31/2021 Isaiah Stewart 2022-23 Club Option $3,433,320
10/31/2021 Saddiq Bey 2022-23 Club Option $2,959,080
10/31/2021 Killian Hayes 2022-23 Club Option $5,837,760
10/31/2021 Sekou Doumbouya 2022-23 Club Option $5,539,771
2022-23
10/31/2022 Isaiah Stewart 2023-24 Club Option $5,266,713
10/31/2022 Saddiq Bey 2023-24 Club Option $4,556,983
10/31/2022 Killian Hayes 2023-24 Club Option $7,413,955
06/29/2023 Sekou Doumbouya 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $7,744,600
2023-24
06/29/2024 Isaiah Stewart 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $7,399,732
06/29/2024 Saddiq Bey 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $6,498,258
06/29/2024 Killian Hayes 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $9,942,114