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 (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap
Figure
Cap %
Team
Cap %
League
Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
VanVleet Fred VanVleet PG $40,806,300 $40,806,300 - - - $40,806,300 27.87 30.00 $128,539,845
($83,652,915)
Free Agent (Max) / Space
Brooks Dillon Brooks SF $22,627,671 $22,627,671 - $1,000,000 - $22,627,671 15.46 16.64 $86,000,001
($86,000,001)
Acquired via Trade
Adams Steven Adams C $12,600,000 $12,600,000 - - - $12,600,000 8.61 9.26 $17,886,207
($25,200,000)
Acquired via Trade
SEI-Knee
Green Jalen Green SG $9,891,480 $9,891,480 - - - $9,891,480 6.76 7.27 $22,374,528
($22,374,528)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Green Jeff Green PF $9,600,000 $8,000,000 $1,600,000 - - $9,600,000 6.56 7.06 $16,000,000
($8,000,000)
Free Agent / Space
Smith Jr. Jabari Smith Jr. PF $9,326,520 $9,326,520 - - - $9,326,520 6.37 6.86 $31,447,792
($19,097,400)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Thompson Amen Thompson PG $8,809,320 $8,809,320 - - - $8,809,320 6.02 6.48 $40,008,489
($18,059,280)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Landale Jock Landale C $8,000,000 $8,000,000 - - - $8,000,000 5.46 5.88 $32,000,000
($8,000,000)
Free Agent / Space
Tate Jae’Sean Tate SF $6,500,000 $6,500,000 - $500,000 - $6,500,000 4.44 4.78 $13,565,217
($6,500,000)
Free Agent / Early Bird
Sengun Alperen Sengun C $3,536,280 $3,536,280 - - - $3,536,280 2.42 2.60 $8,960,934
($8,960,934)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Eason Tari Eason PF $3,527,160 $3,527,160 - - - $3,527,160 2.41 2.59 $12,898,086
($7,222,320)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Whitmore Cam Whitmore SF $3,218,160 $3,218,160 - - - $3,218,160 2.20 2.37 $15,595,310
($6,597,240)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Bullock Reggie Bullock SF $2,019,706 $3,196,448 - - - $2,019,706 1.38 1.48 $3,196,448
($3,196,448)
Free Agent / Minimum
Marjanovic Boban Marjanovic C $2,019,706 $2,891,467 - - - $2,019,706 1.38 1.48 $2,891,467
($2,891,467)
Free Agent / Minimum
Holiday Aaron Holiday PG $2,019,706 $2,346,614 - - - $2,019,706 1.38 1.48 $2,346,614
($2,346,614)
Free Agent / Minimum


2023-24 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/Tax Allocations.

Player (3) Pos.
HintonNate Hinton SG          
SamuelsJermaine Samuels SF          
WilliamsJeenathan Williams SG          


2023-24 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 (1) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
Robinson-EarlJeremiah Robinson-Earl PF $1,900,000 - - - $1,900,000 1.30 Waived


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.

Room Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are below the cap (eliminating the NTMLE/TMLE/BAE) and 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 Reason (Used On) Original Available
Room
$7,723,000 $7,723,000
Trade
10/17/2024
Kevin Porter Jr. trade with OKC
$4,510,000 $4,510,000


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 $165,294,000
Total Taxable Salaries $146,402,009
Current Luxury Tax Space $18,891,991


2023-24 Houston Rockets Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $172,346,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $144,502,009
Dead Money $1,900,000
Total Cap Allocations $146,402,009
Salary Cap Maximum
2023 NBA Salary Cap Max $136,021,000
Current Cap Space $-10,381,009
Salary Hard-Cap
2023 NBA First Apron ("Hard-Cap") $172,346,000
Total First Apron Salaries $147,902,009
First Apron Space $24,443,991
Second Apron
2023 NBA Second Apron $182,794,000
Second Apron Space $34,891,991
 

2023-24 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-10,381,009 — $-8,481,009

$-10,381,009
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.

$-8,481,009
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
6/29/2024 Nate Hinton 2024-25 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,867,722
6/29/2024 Jeff Green 2024-25 Club Option — non-guaranteed
6/29/2024 Jalen Green 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $16,290,378
6/29/2024 Jermaine Samuels 2024-25 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,867,722
6/29/2024 Jock Landale 2024-25 Guaranteed $8,000,000
6/29/2024 Jae’Sean Tate 2024-25 Club Option $7,065,217
6/29/2024 Jeenathan Williams 2024-25 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,867,722
7/11/2024 Jeff Green 2024-25 Guaranteed $8,000,000
10/31/2024 Amen Thompson 2025-26 Club Option $9,690,600
10/31/2024 Cam Whitmore 2025-26 Club Option $3,539,760
10/31/2024 Jabari Smith Jr. 2025-26 Club Option $12,350,392
10/31/2024 Tari Eason 2025-26 Club Option $5,675,766
10/31/2024 Alperen Sengun 2025-26 Club Option $7,621,639
6/29/2025 Fred VanVleet 2025-26 Club Option $44,886,930
6/29/2025 Jock Landale 2025-26 Guaranteed $8,000,000
10/31/2025 Cam Whitmore 2026-27 Club Option $5,458,310
10/31/2025 Amen Thompson 2026-27 Club Option $12,258,609
6/29/2026 Jock Landale 2026-27 Club Option $8,000,000
6/29/2026 Jabari Smith Jr. 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $16,203,714
6/29/2026 Tari Eason 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $8,014,182
6/29/2027 Cam Whitmore 2027-28 Qualifying Offer $8,367,590
6/29/2027 Amen Thompson 2027-28 Qualifying Offer $17,394,967




Unsigned Draft Picks

Draft Year Player Age Position Country College
2018 Issuf Sanon 24 PG UKR
1999 Venson Hamilton 46 F USA Nebraska
2004 Sergei Lishouk 41 F UKR


Future Draft Picks

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
2024
HOU
HOU
Top-4 Protected
OKC
5-30 (Least favorable of HOU 5-30, LAC, OKC and UTA 11-30 to IND then others to OKC)
2025
HOU
If 1-10 or if 11-30 swap with OKC (via OKC swap for HOU 11-30) or swap with BKN
2026
HOU
HOU
Top-4 Protected
OKC
5-30
2027
BKN    HOU
HOU right to swap with BKN
HOU    BKN
HOU right to swap with BKN
2028
HOU
2029
HOU
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
2024
HOU
HOU
31-55 (via ATL)
CLE
56-60 (via ATL to HOU)
HOU    OKC
HOU
via ATL
2025
HOU    OKC
HOU pick if HOU conveys 1st to OKC in 2024; OKC pick if HOU does not convey 1st to OKC in 2024
HOU
via ATL
2026
HOU
Second most favorable of DAL, OKC and PHI then others to OKC and SAS
HOU    OKC
HOU pick if HOU conveys 1st to OKC in 2026; OKC pick if HOU does not convey 1st to OKC in 2026
2027
OKC
Three most favorable of HOU, IND, MIA and OKC to OKC then other to SAN (via HOU to DET; via UTA to SAS)
HOU
vai LAC
HOU
2028
ATL
2029
OKC