Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets 2021-22 Salary Cap

Rockets 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Rockets 2021 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 (18) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Wall John Wall PG $44,310,840 $44,310,840 - - - $44,310,840 29.78 $91,677,600
($91,677,600)
Acquired via Trade
Gordon Eric Gordon SG $18,218,818 $18,218,818 - - - $18,218,818 12.25 $58,705,080
($37,787,178)
Vet Extension / Bird
Wood Christian Wood PF $13,666,667 $13,666,667 - - - $13,666,667 9.19 $27,984,126
($27,984,126)
Acquired via S&T
Green Jalen Green SG $8,992,200 $8,992,200 - - - $8,992,200 6.04 $31,816,519
($18,433,920)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Theis Daniel Theis C $8,280,351 $8,280,351 - - - $8,280,351 5.57 $35,605,510
($26,083,106)
Acquired via S&T
Augustin D.J. Augustin PG $7,000,000 $7,000,000 - - - $7,000,000 4.70 $14,333,333
($7,333,333)
Acquired via Trade
Nwaba David Nwaba SG $4,650,000 $4,650,000 - - - $4,650,000 3.13 $15,066,000
($9,672,000)
Free Agent / Early Bird
House Danuel House SF $3,894,000 $3,894,000 - - - $3,894,000 2.62 $3,894,000
($3,894,000)
Free Agent / T-MLE
Sengun Alperen Sengun C $3,214,680 $3,214,680 - - - $3,214,680 2.16 $12,336,718
($6,590,160)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Garuba Usman Garuba PF $2,353,320 $2,353,320 - - - $2,353,320 1.58 $11,805,395
($4,824,480)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Christopher Josh Christopher SG $2,259,240 $2,259,240 - - - $2,259,240 1.52 $11,463,215
($4,631,400)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Porter Jr. Kevin Porter Jr. SG $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.20 $5,000,252
($1,782,621)
Acquired via Trade
Thomas Khyri Thomas SG $1,762,796 $1,762,796 - - - $1,762,796 1.18 $5,838,954
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Martin Jr. Kenyon Martin Jr. SF $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.02 $5,231,283
($1,517,981)
Drafted / NT-MLE
Tate Jae’Sean Tate SF $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.02 $3,300,602
($1,517,981)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Exum Dante Exum PG - - - - - - 0.00 - Free Agent /
Training Camp/Exhibit 10, Exhibit 9
BrooksArmoni Brooks SG $1,489,065 $1,489,065 - $1,489,065 - - Exhibit-10
NixDaishen Nix G $925,258 $925,258 - $925,258 - - Exhibit-10


2021-22 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) Pos.
HurtMatthew Hurt PF          
LambAnthony Lamb SF          


2021-22 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 (1) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
WilliamsTroy Williams SF $122,741 - - - $122,741 0.08 Waived


2021-22 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 (5) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
WilsonDJ Wilson PF - $13,644,843 Bird
BradleyAvery Bradley PG - $6,762,000 Non-Bird
BrownSterling Brown SG - $1,669,178 Non-Bird
NwabaDavid Nwaba SG - $1,669,178 Early Bird
FrazierMichael Frazier SG $1,489,065 $1,489,065 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 ($143,002,000) 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 ($143,002,000), 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 $9,536,000
($9,536,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($3,732,000)
Trade Exception $10,654,920
($5,019,920)
James Harden trade with BKN (Avery Bradley, $5,635,000) 11/22/2021
Trade Exception $1,780,152
($1,780,152)
Rodions Kurucs trade with MIL 02/05/2022
Trade Exception $8,401,756
($0)
Victor Oladipo trade with MIA (Daniel Theis ) 02/11/2022


2021-22 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
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $123,695,436
Current Luxury Tax Space $12,910,564


2021-22 Houston Rockets Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $143,002,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $123,421,495
Dead Money $122,741
Cap Holds $25,234,264
Total Cap Allocations $148,778,500
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-36,364,500
Salary Hard-Cap
2021 NBA Hard-Cap ("Luxury Tax Apron") $143,002,000
Total Hard-Cap Salaries $123,695,436
Hard-Cap Space $19,306,564
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-36,364,500 — $-9,244,699

$-36,364,500
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.

$-9,244,699
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
2022-23
08/01/2022 Khyri Thomas Guaranteed $300,000
08/01/2022 Khyri Thomas 2023-24 Guaranteed $339,946
10/16/2022 Khyri Thomas Guaranteed $1,910,860
10/31/2022 Jalen Green 2023-24 Club Option $9,891,600
10/31/2022 Alperen Sengun 2023-24 Club Option $3,536,400
10/31/2022 Josh Christopher 2023-24 Club Option $2,485,200
10/31/2022 Usman Garuba 2023-24 Club Option $2,588,400
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 David Nwaba 2023-24 Club Option $5,394,000
06/29/2023 Jae’Sean Tate Club Option $1,782,621
06/29/2023 Jae’Sean Tate Guaranteed $1,782,621
06/29/2023 Khyri Thomas 2023-24 Club Option
06/30/2023 Kevin Porter Jr. 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $5,767,625
06/30/2023 Jae’Sean Tate 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $2,228,276
2023-24
10/15/2023 Khyri Thomas Guaranteed $2,165,298
10/31/2023 Jalen Green 2024-25 Club Option $12,483,199
10/31/2023 Alperen Sengun 2024-25 Club Option $5,424,838
10/31/2023 Josh Christopher 2024-25 Club Option $4,346,615
10/31/2023 Usman Garuba 2024-25 Club Option $4,392,515
06/29/2024 Daniel Theis 2024-25 Club Option $9,522,404
06/30/2024 Jalen Green 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $16,290,575
2024-25
10/31/2024 Alperen Sengun 2025-26 Club Option $7,621,897
06/30/2025 Josh Christopher 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,354,751
06/30/2025 Usman Garuba 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,391,109