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Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets 2021-22 Salary Cap

Rockets 2021-22 Salary Cap

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

Rockets – The Athletic

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Pending Transactions!

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

Player (2) From To Age Pos. Incoming Cap Outgoing Cap
TheisDaniel Theis Free Agent 29 C $8,372,093
NwabaDavid Nwaba Free Agent 28 SG $4,629,630

Active Roster

Player (10) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
WallJohn Wall 31 PG $44,310,840 Bird
Supermax (35%)
$44,310,840 ($44,310,840) $44,310,840 25.69 $47,366,760
GordonEric Gordon 32 SG $18,218,818 Bird $18,218,818 ($18,218,818) $18,218,818 10.56 $19,568,360
WoodChristian Wood 26 PF $13,666,667 Sign-and-Trade $13,666,667 ($13,666,667) $13,666,667 7.92 $14,317,459
GreenJalen Green 19 SG $8,992,200 Rookie $8,992,200 ($8,992,200) $8,992,200 5.21 $9,441,720
AugustinD.J. Augustin 33 PG $7,000,000 NT-MLE $7,000,000 ($7,000,000) $7,000,000 4.06 $333,333
HouseDanuel House 28 SF $3,894,000 T-MLE $3,894,000 ($3,894,000) $3,894,000 2.26 -
Porter Jr.Kevin Porter Jr. 21 SG $1,782,621 Rookie $1,782,621 ($1,782,621) $1,782,621 1.03 -
ThomasKhyri Thomas 25 SG $1,762,796 NT-MLE $1,762,796 - $1,762,796 1.02 -
Martin Jr.Kenyon Martin Jr. 20 SF $1,517,981 NT-MLE $1,517,981 ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 0.88 -
TateJae’Sean Tate 25 SF $1,517,981 NT-MLE $1,517,981 - $1,517,981 0.88 -


2021-22 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 %
WilliamsTroy Williams 26 SF $122,741 - - - $122,741 0.07


2021-22 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Rockets 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 (12) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
OlynykKelly Olynyk 30 PF Bird   - $19,229,475  
ExumDante Exum 26 PG Bird   - $14,400,000  
WilsonDJ Wilson 25 PF Bird   - $13,644,843  
BradleyAvery Bradley 30 PG Non-Bird   - $6,762,000  
SengunAlperen Sengun 19 C 1st Round Rookie Scale   - $3,214,680  
GarubaUsman Garuba 19 PF 1st Round Rookie Scale   - $2,353,320  
ChristopherJosh Christopher 19 SG 1st Round Rookie Scale   - $2,259,240  
BrownSterling Brown 26 SG Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
NwabaDavid Nwaba 28 SG Early Bird   - $1,669,178  
BrooksArmoni Brooks 23 SG Two-Way   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  
FrazierMichael Frazier 27 SG Restricted Non-Bird   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  
LambAnthony Lamb 23 SF Two-Way   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  


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 $2,174,318
($2,174,318)
Austin Rivers trade with NYK 08/11/2021
Trade Exception $103,894
($103,894)
Russell Westbrook trade with WAS 08/24/2021
Trade Exception $10,654,920
($5,019,920)
James Harden trade with BKN (Avery Bradley, $5,635,000) 11/22/2021
Trade Exception $1,780,152
($1,780,152)
Rodions Kurucs trade with MIL 02/05/2022
Trade Exception $8,180,351
($8,180,351)
Victor Oladipo trade with MIA 02/11/2022


2021-22 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Rockets 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 $102,937,845
Current Luxury Tax Space $33,668,155


2021-22 Houston Rockets Salary Cap Totals

The Rockets 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 $102,663,904
Dead Money $122,741
Cap Holds $69,669,109
Total Cap Allocations $172,455,754
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-60,041,754
Salary Cap Floor
2021 NBA Salary Cap Floor $101,173,000
Current Floor Space $-9,440,885
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-60,041,754 — $1,502,601

$-60,041,754
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.

$1,502,601
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
2022-23
08/01/2022 Khyri Thomas Guaranteed $300,000
08/01/2022 Khyri Thomas 2023-24 Guaranteed $339,946
10/16/2022 Khyri Thomas Guaranteed $1,910,860
10/31/2022 Jalen Green 2023-24 Club Option $9,891,600
06/27/2023 Kenyon Martin Jr. 2023-24 Club Option
06/27/2023 Kenyon Martin Jr. 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/29/2023 Eric Gordon 2023-24 Guaranteed $20,917,902
06/29/2023 Kevin Porter Jr. 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $5,767,625
06/29/2023 Jae’Sean Tate Club Option $1,782,621
06/29/2023 Jae’Sean Tate Guaranteed $1,782,621
06/29/2023 Khyri Thomas 2023-24 Club Option
06/29/2023 Jae’Sean Tate 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $2,228,276
2023-24
10/15/2023 Khyri Thomas Guaranteed $2,165,298
10/31/2023 Jalen Green 2024-25 Club Option $12,483,199
06/29/2024 Jalen Green 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $16,290,575