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Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers 2021-22 Salary Cap

Clippers 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Los Angeles Clippers 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Clippers – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (11) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary
(Likely Incentives)
Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
GeorgePaul George 31 SG $39,344,900 Bird
Max Ext (35%)
$39,344,900 ($39,344,900) $39,344,900 26.44 $136,920,496
LeonardKawhi Leonard 30 SF $36,016,200 Cap Space
Max (30%)
$36,016,200 ($36,016,200) $36,016,200 24.20 -
Morris Sr.Marcus Morris Sr. 32 SF $15,627,907 Non-Bird $15,627,907 ($15,627,907) $15,627,907 10.50 $33,488,372
BeverleyPatrick Beverley 33 PG $14,320,989 Bird $14,320,989 ($14,320,989) $14,320,989 9.62 -
KennardLuke Kennard 25 SG $12,727,273 Bird $12,727,273 ($12,727,273) $12,727,273 8.55 $28,509,091
IbakaSerge Ibaka 32 C $9,720,900 NT-MLE $9,720,900 ($9,742,000) $9,720,900 6.53 -
RondoRajon Rondo 35 PG $8,250,000 Cap Space $7,500,000
$750,000
($7,500,000) $8,250,000 5.54 -
ZubacIvica Zubac 24 C $7,518,518 Bird $7,518,518 ($7,518,518) $7,518,518 5.05 -
FerrellYogi Ferrell 28 PG $1,977,011 Minimum $1,977,011 - $1,977,011 1.33 -
MannTerance Mann 24 SG $1,782,621 Minimum $1,782,621 - $1,782,621 1.20 -
OturuDaniel Oturu 22 C $1,517,981 Minimum $1,517,981 ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 1.02 -


2021-22 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 (1) Age Pos.
ScrubbJay Scrubb 21 SG          


2021-22 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Clippers 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 %
PattersonPatrick Patterson 32 PF Early Bird   - $4,001,015  
BatumNicolas Batum 32 SF Minimum Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins 31 C Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
JacksonReggie Jackson 31 PG Early Bird   - $1,669,178  
CoffeyAmir Coffey 24 SG Two-Way   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  
Incomplete Roster Charge 1 spots 1 spots           $925,258    
Round 1, Pick #25           $2,168,760    


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 ($143,096,000) and can be used for contracts up to 3 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 $5,890,000
($5,890,000)
Trade Exception $1,995,120
($1,995,120)
Landry Shamet trade with BKN 07/30/2021
Trade Exception $980,533
($497,418)
Rodney McGruder trade with DET 07/30/2021
Trade Exception $2,075,880
($2,075,880)
Mfiondu Kabengele trade with SAC 02/08/2022


2021-22 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Clippers current standing in terms of the luxury tax threshold. Teams that spend over the threshold pay fines (estimated below).

Type Totals
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $148,754,917
Current Luxury Tax Space $-12,148,917
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $21,622,295


2021-22 Los Angeles Clippers Salary Cap Totals

The Clippers 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 $148,804,300
Cap Holds $13,591,632
Total Cap Allocations $148,804,300
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-49,981,932
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-52,385,374 — $6,311,382

$-52,385,374
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.

$6,311,382
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
2021-22
08/01/2021 Serge Ibaka Player Option $9,742,000
08/01/2021 Kawhi Leonard Player Option $36,016,200
08/01/2021 Terance Mann Guaranteed $1,782,621
10/31/2021 Mfiondu Kabengele 2022-23 Club Option $3,923,484
01/10/2022 Yogi Ferrell Guaranteed $1,977,011
06/29/2022 Terance Mann 2022-23 Club Option
06/29/2022 Ivica Zubac 2022-23 Club Option $7,518,518
2022-23
08/01/2022 Terance Mann Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/29/2023 Luke Kennard 2023-24 Club Option $14,763,636
06/29/2023 Mfiondu Kabengele 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $5,818,526