Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets 2020-21 Salary Cap

Rockets 2020-21 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Rockets 2020 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
Wall John Wall PG $41,254,920 $41,254,920 - - - $41,254,920 31.85 Acquired via Trade
SEI-Hamstring
Gordon Eric Gordon SG $16,869,276 $16,869,276 - - - $16,869,276 13.02 Vet Extension / Bird
SEI-Groin
Wood Christian Wood PF $13,015,874 $13,015,874 - - - $13,015,874 10.05 Acquired via S&T
Olynyk Kelly Olynyk PF $12,819,650 $12,198,243 $400,000 $1,000,000 - $12,819,650 9.90 Acquired via Trade
Exum Dante Exum PG $9,600,000 $9,100,000 $500,000 $100,000 - $9,600,000 7.41 Acquired via Trade
SEI-Calf
Augustin D.J. Augustin PG $6,666,667 $6,666,667 - - - $6,666,667 5.15 Acquired via Trade
Bradley Avery Bradley PG $5,635,000 $5,635,000 - - - $5,635,000 4.35 Acquired via Trade
Wilson DJ Wilson PF $4,548,280 $4,548,280 - - - $4,548,280 3.51 Acquired via Trade
House Danuel House SF $3,717,000 $3,717,000 - - - $3,717,000 2.87 Free Agent / T-MLE
Nwaba David Nwaba SG $1,824,003 $1,824,003 - - - $1,824,003 1.41 RoS / T-MLE
SEI-Wrist
Porter Jr. Kevin Porter Jr. SG $1,717,981 $1,717,981 - - - $1,717,981 1.33 Acquired via Trade
Brown Sterling Brown SG $1,620,564 $1,678,854 - - - $1,620,564 1.25 Free Agent / Minimum
SEI-Knee
Tate Jae’Sean Tate SF $1,445,697 $1,445,697 - - - $1,445,697 1.12 Free Agent / NT-MLE
Martin Jr. Kenyon Martin Jr. SF $898,310 $898,310 - - - $898,310 0.69 Drafted / NT-MLE
Thomas Khyri Thomas SG $250,000 $250,000 - - - $250,000 0.19 RoS / NT-MLE


2020-21 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.
BrooksArmoni Brooks SG          
LambAnthony Lamb SF          


2020-21 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 (6) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
McLemoreBen McLemore SF $2,283,034 - - - $2,283,034 1.76 Waived
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins C $2,331,593 - - - $1,620,564 1.25 Waived
ClemonsChris Clemons PG $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.17 Waived
CabocloBruno Caboclo SF $361,256 - - - $361,256 0.28 Waived
WilliamsTroy Williams SF $122,741 - - - $122,741 0.09 Waived
GrantJerian Grant PG $50,000 - - - $50,000 0.04 Waived
ThomasKhyri Thomas SG $110,998 - - - $110,998 0.09 10-day
JonesMason Jones SG $61,528 - - - $61,528 0.05 10-day
OliverCameron Oliver PF $43,070 - - - $43,070 0.03 10-day
ReynoldsCam Reynolds F $33,299 - - - $33,299 0.03 10-day


2020-21 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 (1) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
FrazierMichael Frazier SG $1,445,697 $1,445,697 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 ($138,928,000) 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 ($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
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,258,000
($9,258,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($3,623,000)
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


2020-21 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
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $128,530,270
Current Luxury Tax Space $4,096,730


2020-21 Houston Rockets Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $138,928,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $121,883,222
Dead Money $6,204,471
Cap Holds $1,445,697
Total Cap Allocations $129,533,390
Salary Cap Maximum
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Current Cap Space $-20,393,390
Salary Hard-Cap
2020 NBA Hard-Cap ("Luxury Tax Apron") $138,928,000
Total Hard-Cap Salaries $129,630,270
Hard-Cap Space $9,297,730




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