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Houston Rockets 2018 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Rockets 2018-19 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player (16) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
PaulChris Paul 33 PG Bird $35,654,150 - - ($159,730,592) $35,654,150 26.12
HardenJames Harden 29 SG Cap Space $30,421,854 - - ($199,765,854) $30,421,854 22.29
AndersonRyan Anderson 30 PF Cap Space $20,421,546 - - ($41,686,183) $20,421,546 14.96
CapelaClint Capela 24 C Bird $13,793,103 - $1,500,000 ($90,000,000) $15,293,103 11.20
GordonEric Gordon 29 SG Cap Space $13,500,375 - - ($27,558,105) $13,500,375 9.89
TuckerP.J. Tucker 33 SF MLE $7,969,537 - - ($18,887,764) $7,969,537 5.84
HilarioNene Hilario 36 C Non-Bird $3,651,480 - - ($7,476,840) $3,651,480 2.68
Carter-WilliamsMichael Carter-Williams 26 PG Minimum $1,757,429 - - ($1,512,601) $1,757,429 1.29
EnnisJames Ennis 28 SF Minimum $1,621,415 - - ($3,466,716) $1,621,415 1.19
AnthonyCarmelo Anthony 34 SF Minimum $2,393,887 - - ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.11
GreenGerald Green 32 SG Minimum $2,393,887 - - ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.11
QiZhou Qi 22 PF MLE $1,378,242 - - - $1,378,242 1.01
EdwardsVincent Edwards 22 SF Minimum $838,464 - - - $838,464 0.61
GrayRob Gray 24 PG Minimum $838,464 - - - $838,464
HartensteinIsaiah Hartenstein 20 PF Mini MLE $838,464 - - ($838,464) $838,464 0.61
ClarkGary Clark 23 SF - - - - - 0.00


2018-19 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 23 SF $122,741 - - - $122,741 0.09


2018-19 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 (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
BlackTarik Black 26 PF Non-Bird         $3,948,000  
JohnsonJoe Johnson 37 SG Non-Bird         $1,544,951  


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.

Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap and above the Luxury Tax Apron ($129,733,000) and can be used for contracts up to 3 years in length.

Type Amount Amount Remaining Reason/Notes Expire Date
Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $5,337,000 $5,337,000


2018-19 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
2018 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $123,733,000
Total Taxable Salaries $138,006,603
Luxury Tax Space $-14,273,603
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $26,934,010


2018-19 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 Total
Active Roster Cap $136,371,261
Dead Money $122,741
Cap Holds $5,492,951
Total Salaries $136,494,002
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-34,625,002
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $136,371,261
Dead Money $122,741
Cap Holds $5,492,951
Total Cap Allocations $136,494,002
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Cap Max Space $-34,625,002
Practical Cap Space $-34,625,002