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Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets 2019-20 Salary Cap

Rockets 2019-20 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Rockets 2019 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 %
WestbrookRussell Westbrook 30 PG $38,506,482 Bird
Supermax (35%)
$38,506,482 ($38,506,482) $38,506,482 29.96
HardenJames Harden 30 SG $38,199,000 Bird
Supermax (35%)
$38,199,000 ($38,199,000) $38,199,000 29.73
GordonEric Gordon 30 SG $14,057,730 Cap Space $14,057,730 ($14,057,730) $14,057,730 10.94
CovingtonRobert Covington 28 SF $11,301,219 Cap Space $11,301,219 ($11,301,219) $11,301,219 8.79
TuckerP.J. Tucker 34 SF $8,349,039 NT-MLE $8,349,039 ($10,918,227) $8,349,039 6.50
HouseDanuel House 26 SF $3,540,000 T-MLE $3,540,000 ($3,540,000) $3,540,000 2.75
RiversAustin Rivers 27 SG $2,174,318 Minimum $2,174,318 ($2,174,318) $2,174,318 1.69
McLemoreBen McLemore 26 SG $2,028,594 Minimum $2,028,594 ($2,028,594) $2,028,594 1.58
CabocloBruno Caboclo 24 SF $1,845,301 Minimum $1,845,301 ($1,845,301) $1,845,301 1.44
ChandlerTyson Chandler 36 C $1,620,564 Minimum $2,564,753 ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.26
NwabaDavid Nwaba 26 SG $903,111 T-MLE $903,111 ($903,111) $903,111 0.70
ClemonsChris Clemons 22 PG $563,347 T-MLE $563,347 ($563,347) $563,347 0.44
CarrollDeMarre Carroll 33 SF $512,721 Minimum $811,447 ($512,721) $512,721 0.40
GreenJeff Green 33 SF $439,475 Minimum $695,526 ($439,475) $439,475 0.34
Mbah a MouteLuc Richard Mbah a Moute 33 PF - Minimum $289,803 - - 0.00


2019 Exempt

Salaries from players who are exempt, still counting against the cap.

Player (15) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
SefoloshaThabo Sefolosha 35 SF $1,620,564 Minimum $2,564,753 ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.26


2019-20 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.
FrazierMichael Frazier 25 SG          
HowardWilliam Howard 25 SF          


2019-20 Retained Cap

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

Player (1) Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Likely Incentives Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
GreenJeff Green SF $144,901 - - - ($91,557) $91,557 0.07


2019-20 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (5) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
HartensteinIsaiah Hartenstein 21 PF $1,416,852 - - - $1,416,852 1.10
ClarkGary Clark 24 SF $708,426 - - - $708,426 0.55
AndersonRyan Anderson 31 PF $500,000 - - - $500,000 0.39
WilliamsTroy Williams 24 SF $122,741 - - - $122,741 0.10
BennettAnthony Bennett 26 PF $6,000 - - - $6,000 0.00


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. 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) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
DuvalTrevon Duval 20 PG   - $14,456,970  
BlackTarik Black 27 PF Non-Bird   - $3,948,000  
FariedKenneth Faried 29 PF Non-Bird   - $1,620,564  
JohnsonJoe Johnson 38 SG Non-Bird   - $1,618,486  
BrownMarkel Brown 27 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 ($138,928,000) and can be used for contracts up to 3 years in length.

Bi-Annual Exception Details is available to any teams who are below the Luxury Tax Apron ($138,928,000), 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
Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $5,718,000
($0)
Danuel House ($3,540,000), Chris Clemons ($563,347), David Nwaba ($903,111)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,620,000
($3,620,000)
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


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 $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $128,959,980
Current Luxury Tax Space $3,667,020


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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $125,661,465
Earned Money $91,557
Dead Money $2,754,019
Cap Holds $38,331,495
Total Cap Allocations $128,507,041
Salary Cap Maximum
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Current Cap Space $-19,367,041




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