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Golden State Warriors 2021-22 Salary Cap

Warriors 2021-22 Salary Cap

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

Warriors – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Curry Stephen Curry PG $45,780,966 $45,780,966 - - - $45,780,966 24.88 $261,134,628
($261,134,628)
Vet Extension / Bird
Thompson Klay Thompson SG $37,980,720 $37,980,720 - - - $37,980,720 20.64 $121,800,240
($121,800,240)
Free Agent (Max) / Bird
Achilles
Wiggins Andrew Wiggins SF $31,579,390 $31,579,390 - - - $31,579,390 17.16 $65,196,160
($65,196,160)
Acquired via Trade
Green Draymond Green PF $24,026,712 $24,026,712 - - - $24,026,712 13.06 $77,419,406
($77,419,406)
Vet Extension / Bird
Wiseman James Wiseman C $9,166,800 $9,166,800 - - - $9,166,800 4.98 $30,889,600
($18,770,160)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Knee
Kuminga Jonathan Kuminga PF $5,466,360 $5,466,360 - - - $5,466,360 2.97 $24,855,194
($11,206,320)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Looney Kevon Looney PF $5,178,572 $5,178,572 - - - $5,178,572 2.81 $5,178,572
($5,178,572)
Free Agent / Bird
Moody Moses Moody SG $3,562,080 $3,562,080 - - - $3,562,080 1.94 $17,023,989
($7,302,240)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Poole Jordan Poole SG $2,161,440 $2,161,440 - - - $2,161,440 1.17 $6,062,839
($6,062,839)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Lee Damion Lee SG $1,910,860 $1,910,860 - - - $1,910,860 1.04 $1,910,860
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Toscano-Anderson Juan Toscano-Anderson SF $1,701,593 $1,701,593 - - - $1,701,593 0.92 $1,701,593
($1,701,593)
RoS / T-MLE
Iguodala Andre Iguodala SF $1,669,178 $2,641,691 - - - $1,669,178 0.91 $2,641,691
($2,641,691)
Free Agent / Minimum
Knee
Porter Jr. Otto Porter Jr. SF $1,669,178 $2,389,641 - - - $1,669,178 0.91 $2,389,641
($2,389,641)
Free Agent / Minimum
Bjelica Nemanja Bjelica PF $1,669,178 $2,089,448 - - - $1,669,178 0.91 $2,089,448
($2,089,448)
Free Agent / Minimum
Payton II Gary Payton II PG $1,669,178 $1,939,350 - - - $1,669,178 0.91 $1,939,350
($350,000)
RoS / Minimum
G'teed: $350,000


2021-22 Two-Way

Players signed to Two-Way contracts that are currently designated to G-League affiliate. Two-way salaries do not count against a team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (2) Pos.
ChiozzaChris Chiozza PG          
DowtinJeff Dowtin PG          


2021-22 Dead/Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been released or served 10-day contracts. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (1) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
LivingstonShaun Livingston PG $666,667 - - - $666,667 0.36 Waived


2021-22 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Warriors 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
BarnesMatt Barnes SF - $1,669,178
BogutAndrew Bogut C - $1,669,178
JerebkoJonas Jerebko PF - $1,669,178
WestDavid West PF - $1,669,178 Early Bird
MannionNico Mannion PG $1,489,065 $1,489,065 Restricted Non-Bird


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.

Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap and above the Luxury Tax Apron ($143,002,000) and can be used for contracts up to 3 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
Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $5,890,000
($5,890,000)
Trade Exception $1,824,003
($1,824,003)
Marquese Chriss trade with SAS 02/11/2022
Trade Exception $2,250,000
($2,250,000)
Brad Wanamaker trade with CHA 02/11/2022
Trade Exception $1,782,621
($1,782,621)
Eric Paschall trade with UTH 07/07/2022


2021-22 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Warriors 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 $175,858,872
Current Luxury Tax Space $-39,252,872
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $170,330,456


2021-22 Golden State Warriors Salary Cap Totals

The Warriors 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 $175,192,205
Dead Money $666,667
Cap Holds $8,165,777
Total Cap Allocations $184,024,649
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-71,610,649
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-70,291,471 — $-59,548,167

$-70,291,471
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.

$-59,548,167
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
01/10/2022 Damion Lee Guaranteed $1,910,860
01/10/2022 Juan Toscano-Anderson Guaranteed $1,782,621
01/10/2022 Mychal Mulder Guaranteed $1,782,621
01/10/2022 Gary Payton II Guaranteed $1,939,350
06/30/2022 Juan Toscano-Anderson 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $2,228,276
06/30/2022 Mychal Mulder 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $2,228,276
06/30/2022 Jeff Dowtin 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,576,305
2022-23
10/31/2022 Jonathan Kuminga 2023-24 Club Option $6,012,720
10/31/2022 Moses Moody 2023-24 Club Option $3,918,480
10/31/2022 James Wiseman 2023-24 Club Option $12,119,440
06/30/2023 Jordan Poole 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $5,813,085
2023-24
10/31/2023 Jonathan Kuminga 2024-25 Club Option $7,636,154
10/31/2023 Moses Moody 2024-25 Club Option $5,803,269
06/30/2024 Jonathan Kuminga 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $10,240,083
06/30/2024 Moses Moody 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $8,072,347
06/30/2024 James Wiseman 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $15,815,870