Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets 2022-23 Salary Cap

Rockets 2022-23 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Rockets 2022 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap
Figure
Cap %
Team
Cap %
League
Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Gordon Eric Gordon SG $19,568,360 $19,568,360 - - - $19,568,360 14.25 15.82 $40,486,262
($19,568,360)
Vet Extension / Bird
Green Jalen Green SG $9,441,840 $9,441,840 - - - $9,441,840 6.87 7.64 $31,816,368
($19,333,320)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Smith Jr. Jabari Smith Jr. PF $8,882,640 $8,882,640 - - - $8,882,640 6.47 7.18 $40,330,432
($18,209,160)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Tate Jae’Sean Tate SF $7,065,217 $7,065,217 - $500,000 - $7,065,217 5.14 5.71 $20,630,434
($13,565,217)
Free Agent / Early Bird
Marjanovic Boban Marjanovic C $3,500,000 $3,500,000 - - - $3,500,000 2.55 2.83 $3,500,000
($3,500,000)
Acquired via Trade
Sengun Alperen Sengun C $3,375,360 $3,375,360 - - - $3,375,360 2.46 2.73 $12,336,294
($6,911,640)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Eason Tari Eason SF $3,359,160 $3,359,160 - - - $3,359,160 2.45 2.72 $16,257,246
($6,886,320)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Porter Jr. Kevin Porter Jr. SG $3,217,631 $3,217,631 - - - $3,217,631 2.34 2.60 $66,657,631
($19,077,631)
Acquired via Trade
Fernando Bruno Fernando PF $2,717,391 $2,717,391 - - - $2,717,391 1.98 2.20 $10,869,564
($2,717,391)
Vet Extension / NT-MLE
Garuba Usman Garuba PF $2,471,160 $2,471,160 - - - $2,471,160 1.80 2.00 $9,452,075
($5,059,560)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Christopher Josh Christopher SG $2,372,160 $2,372,160 - - - $2,372,160 1.73 1.92 $9,203,975
($4,857,360)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Washington Jr. TyTy Washington Jr. PG $2,210,040 $2,210,040 - - - $2,210,040 1.61 1.79 $11,349,659
($4,530,480)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Mathews Garrison Mathews SG $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 1.46 1.62 $6,230,253
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Martin Jr. Kenyon Martin Jr. SF $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.30 1.44 $3,713,302
($0)
Drafted / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Nix Daishen Nix PG $1,563,518 $1,563,518 - - - $1,563,518 1.14 1.26 $5,388,212
($1,563,518)
RoS / NT-MLE


2022-23 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/Tax Allocations.

Player (2) Pos.
DaysDarius Days PF          
HudginsTrevor Hudgins G          


2022-23 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 (8) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
WallJohn Wall PG $40,866,760 - - - $40,866,760 29.75 Waived
FavorsDerrick Favors C $10,183,800 - - - $10,183,800 7.41 Waived
HarklessMaurice Harkless SF $4,564,980 - - - $4,564,980 3.32 Waived
JeromeTy Jerome PG $4,220,057 - - - $4,220,057 3.07 Waived
MaledonTheo Maledon PG $1,900,000 - - - $1,900,000 1.38 Waived
AugustinD.J. Augustin PG $333,333 - - - $333,333 0.24 Waived
WilliamsTroy Williams SF $122,741 - - - $122,741 0.09 Waived
DaysDarius Days PF $11,699 - - - $11,699 0.01 Waived


2022-23 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 (1) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
FrazierMichael Frazier SG $1,616,044 $1,616,044 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.

Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap but below the Luxury Tax Apron ($156,983,000) 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 ($156,983,000), 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 Reason (Used On) Original Available
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level
Bruno Fernandez
($2,717,391)
$10,490,000 $7,772,609
Bi-Annual
$4,105,000 $4,105,000
Trade
2/10/2023
Daniel Theis trade with BOS
$607,730 $607,730
Trade
9/30/2023
Marquese Chriss trade with OKC
$293,920 $293,920


2022-23 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
2022 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $150,267,000
Total Taxable Salaries $135,919,588
Current Luxury Tax Space $14,347,412


2022-23 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 $73,527,098
Dead Money $62,203,370
Cap Holds $1,616,044
Total Cap Allocations $137,346,512
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $123,655,000
Current Cap Space $-13,691,512
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-9,908,891 — $53,910,523

$-9,908,891
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.

$53,910,523
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
1/10/2023 Garrison Mathews 2022-23 Guaranteed $2,000,000
6/27/2023 Kenyon Martin Jr. 2023-24 Club Option — Date TBD
6/29/2023 Daishen Nix 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,836,096
6/29/2023 Bruno Fernando 2023-24 Guaranteed $2,581,522
6/29/2023 Eric Gordon 2023-24 Guaranteed $20,917,902
6/29/2023 Kenyon Martin Jr. 2023-24 Guaranteed — 2 days before moratorium $1,930,681
6/29/2023 Trevor Hudgins 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $1,637,975
6/29/2023 Darius Days 2023-24 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,774,999
6/30/2023 Kevin Porter Jr. 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $5,767,625
7/01/2023 Kevin Porter Jr. 2024-25 Guaranteed $1,000,000
10/17/2023 Kevin Porter Jr. 2024-25 Guaranteed — Opening Night - TBD $3,000,000
10/31/2023 Jalen Green 2024-25 Club Option $12,483,048
10/31/2023 Alperen Sengun 2024-25 Club Option $5,424,654
10/31/2023 Josh Christopher 2024-25 Club Option $4,346,615
10/31/2023 Tari Eason 2024-25 Club Option $3,695,160
10/31/2023 Jabari Smith Jr. 2024-25 Club Option $9,770,880
10/31/2023 TyTy Washington Jr. 2024-25 Club Option $2,431,080
10/31/2023 Usman Garuba 2024-25 Club Option $4,392,515
1/10/2024 Garrison Mathews 2023-24 Guaranteed $2,000,000
2/28/2024 Kevin Porter Jr. 2024-25 Guaranteed — 5 days after 2024 trade deadline - TBD $6,000,000
6/29/2024 Daishen Nix 2024-25 Club Option $1,988,598
6/29/2024 Bruno Fernando 2024-25 Guaranteed $2,717,391
6/29/2024 Jae’Sean Tate 2024-25 Club Option $7,065,217
6/29/2024 Garrison Mathews 2024-25 Club Option
6/30/2024 Jalen Green 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $16,290,378
6/30/2024 Kevin Porter Jr. 2024-25 Guaranteed $15,860,000
6/30/2024 Kevin Porter Jr. 2025-26 Guaranteed $15,860,000
10/31/2024 Alperen Sengun 2025-26 Club Option $7,621,639
10/31/2024 Tari Eason 2025-26 Club Option $5,675,766
10/31/2024 Jabari Smith Jr. 2025-26 Club Option $12,350,392
10/31/2024 TyTy Washington Jr. 2025-26 Club Option $4,388,099
1/10/2025 Garrison Mathews 2024-25 Guaranteed $2,230,253
6/29/2025 Bruno Fernando 2025-26 Club Option $2,853,260
6/29/2025 Kevin Porter Jr. 2026-27 Club Option — non-guaranteed
6/30/2025 Josh Christopher 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,354,752
6/30/2025 Usman Garuba 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,391,110
6/30/2025 Kevin Porter Jr. 2026-27 Guaranteed $15,860,000
6/29/2026 Tari Eason 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $8,014,182
6/29/2026 Jabari Smith Jr. 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $16,203,714
6/29/2026 TyTy Washington Jr. 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $6,582,149