Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets 2023-24 Salary Cap

Rockets 2023-24 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Rockets 2023 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (13) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap
Figure
Cap %
Team
Cap %
League
Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Gordon Eric Gordon SG $20,917,902 $20,917,902 - - - $20,917,902 20.15 15.61 $20,917,902
($0)
Vet Extension / Bird
G'teed: $0
Green Jalen Green SG $9,891,480 $9,891,480 - - - $9,891,480 9.53 7.38 $22,374,528
($9,891,480)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Smith Jr. Jabari Smith Jr. PF $9,326,520 $9,326,520 - - - $9,326,520 8.98 6.96 $31,447,792
($9,326,520)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Tate Jae’Sean Tate SF $6,500,000 $6,500,000 - $500,000 - $6,500,000 6.26 4.85 $13,565,217
($6,500,000)
Free Agent / Early Bird
Nwaba David Nwaba SG $5,394,000 $5,394,000 - - - $5,394,000 5.20 4.03 $5,394,000
($5,394,000)
Free Agent / Early Bird
Sengun Alperen Sengun C $3,536,280 $3,536,280 - - - $3,536,280 3.41 2.64 $8,960,934
($3,536,280)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Eason Tari Eason SF $3,527,160 $3,527,160 - - - $3,527,160 3.40 2.63 $12,898,086
($3,527,160)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Garuba Usman Garuba PF $2,588,400 $2,588,400 - - - $2,588,400 2.49 1.93 $6,980,915
($2,588,400)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Christopher Josh Christopher SG $2,485,200 $2,485,200 - - - $2,485,200 2.39 1.85 $6,831,815
($2,485,200)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Washington Jr. TyTy Washington Jr. PG $2,320,440 $2,320,440 - - - $2,320,440 2.23 1.73 $9,139,619
($2,320,440)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Mathews Garrison Mathews SG $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 1.93 1.49 $4,230,253
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Martin Jr. Kenyon Martin Jr. SF $1,930,681 $1,930,681 - - - $1,930,681 1.86 1.44 $1,930,681
($0)
Drafted / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Nix Daishen Nix PG $1,836,096 $1,836,096 - - - $1,836,096 1.77 1.37 $3,824,694
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0


2023-24 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Rockets are currently under the cap, all of these figures are included in their Total Cap Figure.

Player (8) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
Porter Jr.Kevin Porter Jr. SG $4,826,447 $9,652,893 Restricted Bird
MarjanovicBoban Marjanovic C - $6,650,000 Bird
BurkeTrey Burke PG - $6,270,000 Bird
BrownSterling Brown SG - $3,900,000 Early Bird
FernandoBruno Fernando PF - $1,989,698 Non-Bird
ChrissMarquese Chriss SF - $1,766,970 Early Bird
FrazierMichael Frazier SG $1,696,846 $1,696,846 Restricted Non-Bird
HudginsTrevor Hudgins G $1,637,975 $1,637,975 Two-Way


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 Reason (Used On) Original Available
Trade
2/10/2023
Daniel Theis trade with BOS
$607,730 $607,730


2023-24 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
2023 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $162,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $72,254,159
Current Luxury Tax Space $89,745,841


2023-24 Houston Rockets Salary Cap Totals

The Rockets are currently under the league salary cap, meaning all Cap Holds & Exceptions are included in their Total Cap Allocations. The Cap Max Space figure below represents how much salary cap remains after all allocations are included.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $72,254,159
Cap Holds $33,564,382
Total Cap Allocations $105,818,541
Salary Cap Maximum
2023 NBA Salary Cap Max $134,000,000
Current Cap Space $28,181,459
Salary Cap Floor
2023 NBA Salary Cap Floor $120,600,000
Current Floor Space $48,345,841
 

2023-24 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $104,473,032 — $104,473,032

$104,473,032
Projected Practical Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries + estimated exercised and declined options + estimated retained cap holds and draft pool cap holds.

$104,473,032
Maximum Possible Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries. All other options, cap holds, exceptions are assumed as declined, waived or renounced.





Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
10/31/2022 Jalen Green 2023-24 Club Option $9,891,480
10/31/2022 Alperen Sengun 2023-24 Club Option $3,536,280
10/31/2022 Josh Christopher 2023-24 Club Option $2,485,200
10/31/2022 Usman Garuba 2023-24 Club Option $2,588,400
6/27/2023 Kenyon Martin Jr. 2023-24 Club Option — Date TBD
6/29/2023 Daishen Nix 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,836,096
6/29/2023 Eric Gordon 2023-24 Guaranteed $20,917,902
6/29/2023 Kenyon Martin Jr. 2023-24 Guaranteed — 2 days before moratorium $1,930,681
6/29/2023 David Nwaba 2023-24 Club Option $5,394,000
6/29/2023 Trevor Hudgins 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $1,637,975
6/30/2023 Kevin Porter Jr. 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $5,767,625
10/31/2023 Jalen Green 2024-25 Club Option $12,483,048
10/31/2023 Alperen Sengun 2024-25 Club Option $5,424,654
10/31/2023 Josh Christopher 2024-25 Club Option $4,346,615
10/31/2023 Tari Eason 2024-25 Club Option $3,695,160
10/31/2023 Jabari Smith Jr. 2024-25 Club Option $9,770,880
10/31/2023 TyTy Washington Jr. 2024-25 Club Option $2,431,080
10/31/2023 Usman Garuba 2024-25 Club Option $4,392,515
1/10/2024 Garrison Mathews 2023-24 Guaranteed $2,000,000
6/29/2024 Daishen Nix 2024-25 Club Option $1,988,598
6/29/2024 Jae’Sean Tate 2024-25 Club Option $7,065,217
6/29/2024 Garrison Mathews 2024-25 Club Option
6/30/2024 Jalen Green 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $16,290,378
10/31/2024 Alperen Sengun 2025-26 Club Option $7,621,639
10/31/2024 Tari Eason 2025-26 Club Option $5,675,766
10/31/2024 Jabari Smith Jr. 2025-26 Club Option $12,350,392
10/31/2024 TyTy Washington Jr. 2025-26 Club Option $4,388,099
1/10/2025 Garrison Mathews 2024-25 Guaranteed $2,230,253
6/30/2025 Josh Christopher 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,354,752
6/30/2025 Usman Garuba 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,391,110
6/29/2026 Tari Eason 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $8,014,182
6/29/2026 Jabari Smith Jr. 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $16,203,714
6/29/2026 TyTy Washington Jr. 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $6,582,149