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Golden State Warriors 2020-21 Salary Cap

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

Warriors – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Estimate
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (13) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
CurryStephen Curry S-MAX 32 PG $43,006,362 Bird $43,006,362 - - ($43,006,362) $43,006,362 28.89
ThompsonKlay Thompson MAX 30 SG $35,361,360 Bird $35,361,360 - - ($35,361,360) $35,361,360 23.75
WigginsAndrew Wiggins RK-MAX 25 SF $29,542,010 Bird $29,542,010 - - ($29,542,010) $29,542,010 19.84
GreenDraymond Green 30 PF $22,246,956 Bird $22,246,956 - - ($22,246,956) $22,246,956 14.94
LooneyKevon Looney 24 C $4,821,429 Bird $4,821,429 - - ($4,821,429) $4,821,429 3.24
PooleJordan Poole 21 SG $2,063,280 Rookie $2,063,280 - - ($2,063,280) $2,063,280 1.39
ChrissMarquese Chriss 23 PF $1,824,003 Minimum $1,824,003 - - ($800,000) $1,824,003 1.23
LeeDamion Lee 27 G $1,762,796 MLE $1,762,796 - - ($600,000) $1,762,796 1.18
BowmanKy Bowman 23 SG $1,517,981 MLE $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.02
MulderMychal Mulder 26 G $1,517,981 MLE $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.02
PaschallEric Paschall 23 PF $1,517,981 MLE $1,517,981 - - ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 1.02
SmailagicAlen Smailagic 20 PF $1,517,981 MLE $1,517,981 - - ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 1.02
Toscano-AndersonJuan Toscano-Anderson 27 F $1,517,981 MLE $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.02


2020-21 Dead Cap

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

Player (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
LivingstonShaun Livingston 35 PG $666,667 - - - $666,667 0.45


2020-21 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. 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 (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
ChrissMarquese Chriss 23 PF Non-Bird         $1,731,372  
LeeDamion Lee 27 G Restricted Early Bird         $1,544,548  


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.

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
Trade Exception $1,925,880
($1,925,880)
Jacob Evans trade with MIN 02/06/2021
Trade Exception $1,897,800
($1,897,800)
Omari Spellman trade with MIN 02/06/2021
Trade Exception $1,620,564
($1,620,564)
Alec Burks trade with PHI 02/06/2021
Trade Exception $1,620,564
($1,620,564)
Glen Robinson III trade with PHI 02/06/2021


2020-21 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
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $139,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $148,884,768
Luxury Tax Space $-9,884,768
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $25,933,115


2020-21 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 Total
Active Roster Cap $148,218,101
Dead Money $666,667
Cap Holds $10,340,728
Total Salaries $148,884,768
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $115,000,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-33,884,768
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $148,218,101
Dead Money $666,667
Cap Holds $10,340,728
Total Cap Allocations $148,884,768
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $115,000,000
Cap Max Space $-33,884,768



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2020-21
10/25/2020 Mychal Mulder Guaranteed $200,000
01/10/2021 Ky Bowman Guaranteed $1,517,981
01/10/2021 Mychal Mulder Guaranteed $1,517,981
01/10/2021 Damion Lee Guaranteed $1,762,796
01/10/2021 Juan Toscano-Anderson Guaranteed $1,517,981
06/29/2021 Kevon Looney 2021-22 Performance Bonus $5,178,572
2021-22
07/06/2021 Alen Smailagic Guaranteed $1,782,621
07/15/2021 Juan Toscano-Anderson Guaranteed $200,000
07/15/2021 Ky Bowman Guaranteed $200,000
10/31/2021 Jordan Poole 2022-23 Club Option $3,901,399
01/10/2022 Ky Bowman Guaranteed $1,782,621
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
06/29/2022 Juan Toscano-Anderson 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $2,228,276
06/29/2022 Ky Bowman 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $2,228,276
2022-23
07/06/2022 Alen Smailagic Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/29/2023 Jordan Poole 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $5,813,085