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Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets 2020 Salary Cap

Rockets 2020 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Rockets 2020 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Rockets – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary
(Likely Incentives)
Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
WallJohn Wall
Hamstring (season-ending)
30 PG $41,254,920 Bird
Supermax (35%)
$41,254,920 ($41,254,920) $41,254,920 31.96 $91,677,600
GordonEric Gordon
Groin
31 SG $16,869,276 Bird $16,869,276 ($16,869,276) $16,869,276 13.07 $37,787,178
WoodChristian Wood 25 PF $13,015,874 Sign-and-Trade $13,015,874 ($13,015,874) $13,015,874 10.08 $27,984,126
OlynykKelly Olynyk 29 PF $12,819,650 Cap Space $12,198,243
$400,000
($12,198,244) $12,819,650 9.93 -
ExumDante Exum
Calf
25 PG $9,600,000 Bird $9,100,000
$500,000
($9,100,000) $9,600,000 7.44 -
AugustinD.J. Augustin
Ankle
32 PG $6,666,667 NT-MLE $6,666,667 ($6,666,667) $6,666,667 5.16 $7,333,333
BradleyAvery Bradley 29 PG $5,635,000 NT-MLE $5,635,000 ($5,635,000) $5,635,000 4.36 -
WilsonDJ Wilson
Health-protocols
24 PF $4,548,280 Rookie $4,548,280 ($4,548,280) $4,548,280 3.52 -
HouseDanuel House
Ankle
27 SF $3,717,000 T-MLE $3,717,000 ($3,717,000) $3,717,000 2.88 $3,894,000
NwabaDavid Nwaba
Wrist
27 SG $1,824,003 T-MLE $1,824,003 ($1,824,003) $1,824,003 1.41 -
Porter Jr.Kevin Porter Jr.
Health-protocols
20 SG $1,717,981 Rookie $1,717,981 ($1,717,981) $1,717,981 1.33 $1,782,621
BrownSterling Brown
Knee
25 SG $1,620,564 Minimum $1,678,854 ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.26 -
JeffriesDaQuan Jeffries 23 SG $1,445,697 Minimum $1,445,697 ($1,445,697) $1,445,697 1.12 -
TateJae’Sean Tate 24 SF $1,445,697 NT-MLE $1,445,697 ($1,445,697) $1,445,697 1.12 -
Martin Jr.Kenyon Martin Jr. 19 SF $898,310 NT-MLE $898,310 ($898,310) $898,310 0.70 -


2020-21 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) Age Pos.
BrooksArmoni Brooks 22 SG          
LambAnthony Lamb 22 SF          


2020-21 Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players that were on the roster via 10-day contracts.

Player (1) Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Likely Incentives Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
JonesMason Jones SG $61,528 - - - ($61,528) $61,528 0.05


2020-21 Dead Cap

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

Player (6) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
McLemoreBen McLemore 27 SF $2,283,034 - - - $2,283,034 1.77
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins 30 C $2,331,593 - - - $1,620,564 1.26
ClemonsChris Clemons 23 PG $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.18
CabocloBruno Caboclo 25 SF $361,256 - - - $361,256 0.28
WilliamsTroy Williams 25 SF $122,741 - - - $122,741 0.10
GrantJerian Grant 27 PG $50,000 - - - $50,000 0.04


2020-21 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. 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 (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
FrazierMichael Frazier 26 SG Restricted Non-Bird   $1,445,697  


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 ($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
($9,258,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($3,623,000)
Trade Exception $2,174,318
($2,174,318)
Austin Rivers trade with NYK 11/27/2021
Trade Exception $103,894
($103,894)
Russell Westbrook trade with WAS 12/02/2021
Trade Exception $10,654,920
($5,019,920)
James Harden trade with BKN (Avery Bradley, $5,635,000) 01/16/2022
Trade Exception $1,780,152
($1,780,152)
Rodions Kurucs trade with MIL 03/21/2022
Trade Exception $2,545,349
($2,545,349)
Victor Oladipo trade with MIA 03/25/2022


2020-21 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
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $130,282,566
Luxury Tax Space $2,344,434
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Apron $138,928,000
Luxury Tax Apron Space $8,645,434


2020-21 Houston Rockets Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $138,928,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Total
Active Roster Cap $123,078,919
Earned Money $61,528
Dead Money $5,955,576
Cap Holds $25,950,330
Total Salaries $129,096,023
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-19,956,023
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $123,078,919
Earned Money $61,528
Dead Money $5,955,576
Cap Holds $25,950,330
Total Cap Allocations $129,096,023
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-19,956,023



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
10/01/2021 Kenyon Martin Jr. Guaranteed $1,517,981
10/31/2021 Kevin Porter Jr. 2022-23 Club Option $2,130,240
01/10/2022 Jae’Sean Tate Guaranteed $1,517,981
06/27/2022 Kenyon Martin Jr. 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,782,621
06/29/2022 John Wall 2022-23 Player Option $47,366,760
06/29/2022 Russell Westbrook 2022-23 Player Option $47,063,478
2022-23
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