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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 (16) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary
(Likely Incentives)
Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
WallJohn Wall
Knee
30 PG $41,254,920 Bird
Supermax (35%)
$41,254,920 ($41,254,920) $41,254,920 32.50 $91,677,600
OladipoVictor Oladipo 28 SG $21,000,000 Bird $21,000,000 ($21,000,000) $21,000,000 16.54 -
GordonEric Gordon
Leg
31 SG $16,869,276 Bird $16,869,276 ($16,869,276) $16,869,276 13.29 $37,787,178
WoodChristian Wood 25 PF $13,015,874 Sign-and-Trade $13,015,874 ($13,015,874) $13,015,874 10.25 $27,984,126
ExumDante Exum
Calf
25 PG $9,600,000 Bird $9,100,000
$500,000
($9,100,000) $9,600,000 7.56 -
TuckerP.J. Tucker 35 PF $7,969,537 NT-MLE $7,969,537 ($7,969,537) $7,969,537 6.28 -
HouseDanuel House
Health-protocols
27 SF $3,717,000 T-MLE $3,717,000 ($3,717,000) $3,717,000 2.93 $3,894,000
McLemoreBen McLemore 27 SF $2,283,034 Minimum $2,283,034 ($2,283,034) $2,283,034 1.80 -
NwabaDavid Nwaba 27 SG $1,824,003 T-MLE $1,824,003 ($1,824,003) $1,824,003 1.44 -
KurucsRodions Kurucs 22 SF $1,780,152 Cap Space $1,780,152 ($1,780,152) $1,780,152 1.40 -
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins
Ankle
30 C $1,620,564 Minimum $2,331,593 - $1,620,564 1.28 -
BrownSterling Brown
Leg
25 SG $1,620,564 Minimum $1,678,854 ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.28 -
ClemonsChris Clemons
Achilles (season-ending)
23 PG $1,517,981 T-MLE $1,517,981 - $1,517,981 1.20 -
TateJae’Sean Tate 24 SF $1,445,697 NT-MLE $1,445,697 ($500,000) $1,445,697 1.14 -
Martin Jr.Kenyon Martin Jr. 19 SF $898,310 NT-MLE $898,310 ($898,310) $898,310 0.71 -
ThomasBrodric Thomas
Ankle
0 G - - - - 0.00 -


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 (1) Age Pos.
JonesMason Jones 22 SG          


2020-21 Dead Cap

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

Player (3) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
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 (8) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
BlackTarik Black 28 PF   $3,948,000  
CarrollDeMarre Carroll 34 SF Non-Bird   $1,620,564  
ChandlerTyson Chandler 37 C Non-Bird   $1,620,564  
FariedKenneth Faried 30 PF   $1,620,564  
SefoloshaThabo Sefolosha 36 SF Non-Bird   $1,620,564  
FrazierMichael Frazier 26 SG Restricted Non-Bird   $1,445,697  
HowardWilliam Howard 26 SF Restricted Non-Bird   $1,445,697  
DuvalTrevon Duval 21 PG   $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 $3,595,333
($3,595,333)
Clint Capela trade with ATL 03/19/2021
Trade Exception $2,564,753
($2,564,753)
Nene trade with ATL 03/19/2021
Trade Exception $1,620,564
($1,620,564)
Gerald Green trade with DEN 03/19/2021
Trade Exception $1,620,564
($1,620,564)
Jordan Bell trade with MEM 03/20/2021
Trade Exception $3,500,000
($3,500,000)
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
($10,654,920)
James Harden trade with BKN 01/16/2022


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 $127,309,388
Luxury Tax Space $5,317,612
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Apron $138,928,000
Luxury Tax Apron Space $11,618,612


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 $126,416,912
Dead Money $533,997
Cap Holds $51,308,375
Total Salaries $126,950,909
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-17,810,909
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $126,416,912
Dead Money $533,997
Cap Holds $51,308,375
Total Cap Allocations $126,950,909
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-17,810,909
Practical Cap Space $-13,726,667



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2020-21
02/27/2021 DeMarcus Cousins Guaranteed $2,331,593
02/27/2021 Brodric Thomas Guaranteed $898,310
02/27/2021 Chris Clemons Guaranteed $1,517,981
02/27/2021 Jae’Sean Tate Guaranteed $898,310
06/29/2021 Chris Clemons 2021-22 Club Option
06/29/2021 Michael Frazier 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $2,145,192
06/29/2021 Isaiah Hartenstein 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $2,079,826
06/29/2021 Gary Clark 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $2,145,192
2021-22
10/01/2021 Kenyon Martin Jr. Guaranteed $1,517,981
01/10/2022 Chris Clemons Guaranteed $1,782,621
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 Jae’Sean Tate Club Option $1,782,621
06/29/2023 Jae’Sean Tate Guaranteed $1,782,621