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Houston Rockets 2019 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Rockets 2019-20 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 (9) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
PaulChris Paul MAX 34 PG Bird $38,506,482 - - ($124,076,442) $38,506,482 31.23
HardenJames Harden S-MAX 30 SG Bird $37,800,000 - - ($169,344,000) $37,800,000 30.65
CapelaClint Capela 25 C Bird $14,896,552 - $1,500,000 ($74,482,759) $16,396,552 13.30
GordonEric Gordon 30 SG Cap Space $14,057,730 - - ($14,057,730) $14,057,730 11.40
TuckerP.J. Tucker 34 SF MLE $8,349,039 - - ($10,918,227) $8,349,039 6.77
HilarioNene Hilario 37 C Non-Bird $3,825,360 - - ($3,825,360) $3,825,360 3.10
ClarkGary Clark 24 SF Mini MLE $1,416,852 - - ($1,416,852) $1,416,852 1.15
FrazierMichael Frazier 25 SG Mini MLE $1,416,852 - - - $1,416,852 1.15
HartensteinIsaiah Hartenstein 21 PF Mini MLE $1,416,852 - - - $1,416,852 1.15


2019-20 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 24 SF $122,741 - - - $122,741 0.10


2019-20 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 (6) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
ShumpertIman Shumpert 29 SG Bird         $16,516,854  
HouseDanuel House 26 SF Restricted Non-Bird         $1,890,752  
ChiozzaChris Chiozza 23 PG Restricted Non-Bird         $1,643,842  
FariedKenneth Faried 29 PF Non-Bird         $1,618,486  
GreenGerald Green 33 SG Non-Bird         $1,618,486  
RiversAustin Rivers 27 SG Non-Bird         $1,618,486  
Incomplete Roster Charge (3 spots)           $2,691,474  


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.

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
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


2019-20 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
2019 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $123,308,460
Luxury Tax Space $8,691,540


2019-20 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 $123,185,719
Dead Money $122,741
Cap Holds $45,700,381
Total Salaries $123,308,460
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,000,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-14,308,460
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $123,185,719
Dead Money $122,741
Cap Holds $45,700,381
Total Cap Allocations $123,308,460
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,000,000
Cap Max Space $-14,308,460
Practical Cap Space $-14,308,460