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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 (14) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
PaulChris Paul MAX 33 PG Bird $35,654,150 - - ($159,730,592) $35,654,150 29.25
HardenJames Harden MAX 29 SG Cap Space $30,421,854 - - ($199,765,854) $30,421,854 24.95
CapelaClint Capela 24 C Bird $13,793,103 - - ($90,000,000) $13,793,103 11.31
GordonEric Gordon 29 SG Cap Space $13,500,375 - - ($27,558,105) $13,500,375 11.07
ShumpertIman Shumpert 28 SG Bird $11,011,236 - - ($11,011,236) $11,011,236 9.03
TuckerP.J. Tucker 33 SF MLE $7,969,537 - - ($18,887,764) $7,969,537 6.54
HilarioNene Hilario 36 C Non-Bird $3,651,480 - - ($7,476,840) $3,651,480 3.00
GreenGerald Green 32 SG Minimum $2,393,887 - - ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.24
RiversAustin Rivers 26 SG Minimum $1,155,323 - - ($922,943) $922,943 0.76
HartensteinIsaiah Hartenstein 20 PF Mini MLE $838,464 - - ($838,464) $838,464 0.69
FariedKenneth Faried 28 PF Minimum $917,272 - - ($683,661) $683,661 0.56
ClarkGary Clark 23 SF Mini MLE $596,872 - - ($596,872) $596,872 0.49
HouseDanuel House 25 SF Minimum $247,827 - - ($247,827) $247,827 0.20
ChiozzaChris Chiozza 22 PG Minimum $90,005 - - ($90,005) $90,005 0.07


2018-19 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. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
DuvalTrevon Duval 19 PG -       -  
EdwardsVincent Edwards 22 SF -       -  


2018-19 Retained Cap

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

Player (4) Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Likely Incentives Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
JonesTerrence Jones PF $99,290 - - - ($85,458) $85,458 0.07
JonesTerrence Jones PF $99,290 - - - ($85,458) $85,458 0.07
NunnallyJames Nunnally SF $76,236 - - - ($76,236) $76,236 0.06
ChiozzaChris Chiozza PG $47,371 - - - ($47,371) $47,371 0.04


2018-19 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 %
QiZhou Qi 22 PF $506,134 - - - $506,134 0.42
WilliamsTroy Williams 23 SF $122,741 - - - $122,741 0.10
HouseDanuel House 25 SF $94,003 - - - $94,003 0.08


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 (3) 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  
BrownMarkel Brown 26 SG Non-Bird         $1,443,842  


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.

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 Amount Remaining Reason/Notes Expire Date
Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $5,337,000 $3,901,664 Isaiah Hartenstein ($838,464), Gary Clark ($596,872)
Trade Exception $1,544,951 $1,544,951 Chinanu Onuaku trade with DAL 08/01/2019
Trade Exception $2,584,136 $2,584,136 Ryan Anderson trade with PHX 08/31/2019
Trade Exception $955,172 $955,172 Michael Carter-Williams trade with CHI 01/07/2020
Trade Exception $1,512,601 $1,512,601 Carmelo Anthony trade with CHI 01/22/2020
Trade Exception $3,206,160 $3,206,160 Marquese Chriss trde with CLE 02/06/2020
Trade Exception $3,620,014 $3,620,014 Brandon Knight trade to CLE 02/06/2020
Trade Exception $1,621,415 $1,621,415 James Ennis trade with PHI 02/07/2020
Trade Exception $1,512,601 $1,512,601 Nik Stauskas trade with IND 02/07/2020
Trade Exception $1,544,951 $1,544,951 Wade Baldwin trade with IND 02/07/2020


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 $121,776,070
Luxury Tax Space $1,956,930


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 $120,894,108
Earned Money $294,523
Dead Money $722,878
Cap Holds $25,038,794
Total Salaries $121,911,509
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-20,042,509
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $120,894,108
Earned Money $294,523
Dead Money $722,878
Cap Holds $25,038,794
Total Cap Allocations $121,911,509
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Cap Max Space $-20,042,509
Practical Cap Space $-20,042,509