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Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets 2018-19 Salary Cap

Rockets 2018-19 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Rockets 2018 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 (15) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
PaulChris Paul 33 PG $35,654,150 Bird
Max (35%)
$35,654,150 ($35,654,150) $35,654,150 29.24
HardenJames Harden 29 SG $30,421,854 Cap Space
Max Ext (30%)
$30,421,854 ($199,765,854) $30,421,854 24.95
CapelaClint Capela 24 C $13,793,103 Bird $13,793,103 ($13,793,103) $13,793,103 11.31
GordonEric Gordon 29 SG $13,500,375 Cap Space $13,500,375 ($27,558,105) $13,500,375 11.07
ShumpertIman Shumpert 28 SG $11,011,236 Bird $11,011,236 ($11,011,236) $11,011,236 9.03
TuckerP.J. Tucker 33 SF $7,969,537 NT-MLE $7,969,537 ($18,887,764) $7,969,537 6.54
HilarioNene Hilario 36 C $3,651,480 Non-Bird $3,651,480 ($7,476,840) $3,651,480 2.99
GreenGerald Green 32 SG $1,512,601 Minimum $2,393,887 ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.24
RiversAustin Rivers 26 SG $922,943 Minimum $1,155,323 ($922,943) $922,943 0.76
HartensteinIsaiah Hartenstein 20 PF $838,464 T-MLE $838,464 ($838,464) $838,464 0.69
FariedKenneth Faried 28 PF $683,661 Minimum $917,272 ($683,661) $683,661 0.56
ClarkGary Clark 23 SF $596,872 T-MLE $596,872 ($596,872) $596,872 0.49
HouseDanuel House 25 SF $247,827 Minimum $247,827 ($247,827) $247,827 0.20
ChiozzaChris Chiozza 22 PG $90,005 Minimum $90,005 ($90,005) $90,005 0.07
FrazierMichael Frazier 24 SG $23,685 T-MLE $23,685 ($23,685) $23,685 0.02


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.
DuvalTrevon Duval 19 PG          
EdwardsVince 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. 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 (3) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer 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 ($129,817,000) 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 (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 $2,174,318
($2,174,318)
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
($5,019,920)
James Harden trade with BKN (Avery Bradley, $5,635,000) 01/16/2022
Trade Exception $1,780,152
($1,780,152)
Rodions Kurucs trade with MIL 03/21/2022
Trade Exception $2,545,349
($2,545,349)
Victor Oladipo trade with MIA 03/25/2022


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 $121,818,799
Current Luxury Tax Space $1,914,201


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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $120,917,793
Earned Money $294,523
Dead Money $722,878
Cap Holds $18,560,426
Total Cap Allocations $121,935,194
Salary Cap Maximum
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Current Cap Space $-20,066,194




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
08/01/2021 Kenyon Martin Jr. Guaranteed $1,517,981
08/01/2021 Avery Bradley Club Option $5,916,750
10/31/2021 Kevin Porter Jr. 2022-23 Club Option $2,130,240
01/10/2022 Jae’Sean Tate Guaranteed $1,517,981
01/10/2022 Khyri Thomas Guaranteed $1,762,796
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
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
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 Kevin Porter Jr. 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $5,767,625
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
2023-24
10/15/2023 Khyri Thomas Guaranteed $2,165,298