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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.

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Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Notes
Westbrook Russell Westbrook PG $38,506,482 $38,506,482 - - - $38,506,482 25.40 Acquired via Trade
Harden James Harden SG $38,199,000 $38,199,000 - - - $38,199,000 25.20 Vet Extension / Bird
Gordon Eric Gordon SG $14,057,730 $14,057,730 - - - $14,057,730 9.27 / Space
Covington Robert Covington SF $11,301,219 $11,301,219 - - - $11,301,219 7.45 Acquired via Trade
Tucker P.J. Tucker SF $8,349,039 $8,349,039 - - - $8,349,039 5.51 / NT-MLE
House Danuel House SF $3,540,000 $3,540,000 - - - $3,540,000 2.34 Free Agent / T-MLE
Rivers Austin Rivers SG $2,174,318 $2,174,318 - - - $2,174,318 1.43 Free Agent / Minimum
McLemore Ben McLemore SG $2,028,594 $2,028,594 - - - $2,028,594 1.34 Free Agent / Minimum
Caboclo Bruno Caboclo SF $1,845,301 $1,845,301 - - - $1,845,301 1.22 Acquired via Trade
Chandler Tyson Chandler C $1,620,564 $2,564,753 - - - $1,620,564 1.07 Free Agent / Minimum
Nwaba David Nwaba SG $903,111 $903,111 - - - $903,111 0.60 RoS / T-MLE
Clemons Chris Clemons PG $563,347 $563,347 - - - $563,347 0.37 / T-MLE
Carroll DeMarre Carroll SF $512,721 $811,447 - - - $512,721 0.34 RoS / Minimum
Green Jeff Green SF $439,475 $695,526 - - - $439,475 0.29 RoS / Minimum
Mbah a Moute Luc Richard Mbah a Moute PF - $289,803 - - - - 0.00 RoS / Minimum


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 1.07


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) Pos.
FrazierMichael Frazier SG          
HowardWilliam Howard SF          


2019-20 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 (5) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
HartensteinIsaiah Hartenstein PF $1,416,852 - - - $1,416,852 0.93 Waived
ClarkGary Clark SF $708,426 - - - $708,426 0.47 Waived
AndersonRyan Anderson PF $500,000 - - - $500,000 0.33 Waived
WilliamsTroy Williams SF $122,741 - - - $122,741 0.08 Waived
BennettAnthony Bennett PF $6,000 - - - $6,000 0.00 Waived
GreenJeff Green SF $144,901 - - - $91,557 0.06 10-day


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) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
DuvalTrevon Duval PG - $14,456,970
BlackTarik Black PF - $3,948,000 Non-Bird
FariedKenneth Faried PF - $1,620,564 Non-Bird
JohnsonJoe Johnson SG - $1,618,486 Non-Bird
BrownMarkel Brown SG - $1,443,842 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.

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 $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


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
Dead Money $2,845,576
Cap Holds $23,087,862
Total Cap Allocations $151,594,903
Salary Cap Maximum
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Current Cap Space $-42,454,903




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
01/10/2022 Garrison Mathews Guaranteed $1,669,178
01/10/2022 Jae’Sean Tate Guaranteed $1,517,981
06/27/2022 Kenyon Martin Jr. 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,782,621
06/29/2022 John Wall 2022-23 Player Option $47,366,760
06/30/2022 Garrison Mathews 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $2,086,472
06/30/2022 Armoni Brooks 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,576,305
06/30/2022 Daishen Nix 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,576,305
06/30/2022 Garrison Mathews 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,576,305
2022-23
07/15/2022 Armoni Brooks Guaranteed $1,752,638
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
06/30/2023 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
07/15/2023 Armoni Brooks Guaranteed $1,902,137
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
06/29/2024 Armoni Brooks 2024-25 Club Option
06/30/2024 Jalen Green 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $16,290,575
2024-25
07/15/2024 Armoni Brooks Guaranteed $2,057,646
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