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Los Angeles Clippers 2022-23 Salary Cap

Clippers 2022-23 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Los Angeles Clippers 2022 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 (12) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
George Paul George SG $42,492,568 $42,492,568 - - - $42,492,568 23.48 $136,920,496
($136,920,496)
Vet Extension / Bird
Leonard Kawhi Leonard SF $42,492,492 $42,492,492 - - - $42,492,492 23.48 $136,920,252
($136,920,252)
Free Agent (Max) / Early Bird
Powell Norman Powell SG $16,758,621 $16,758,621 - - - $16,758,621 9.26 $74,482,758
($74,482,758)
Acquired via Trade
Morris Sr. Marcus Morris Sr. SF $16,372,093 $16,372,093 - - - $16,372,093 9.05 $33,488,372
($33,488,372)
Free Agent / Non-Bird
Kennard Luke Kennard SG $14,415,545 $13,745,455 $670,090 $1,391,727 - $14,415,545 7.97 $43,272,727
($28,509,091)
Rk Extension / Bird
Covington Robert Covington PF $12,307,692 $12,307,692 - - - $12,307,692 6.80 $24,000,000
($24,000,000)
Vet Extension / Bird
Jackson Reggie Jackson PG $11,215,260 $11,215,260 - - - $11,215,260 6.20 $11,215,260
($11,215,260)
Free Agent / Early Bird
Zubac Ivica Zubac C $7,518,518 $7,518,518 - - - $7,518,518 4.15 $7,518,518
($0)
Free Agent / Bird
G'teed: $0
Batum Nicolas Batum SF $3,328,530 $3,328,530 - - - $3,328,530 1.84 $3,328,530
($3,328,530)
Free Agent / Non-Bird
Mann Terance Mann SG $1,930,681 $1,930,681 - - - $1,930,681 1.07 $23,930,681
($23,930,681)
Drafted / Minimum
Boston Jr Brandon Boston Jr SG $1,563,518 $1,563,518 - - - $1,563,518 0.86 $3,399,614
($1,563,518)
Drafted / T-MLE
Preston Jason Preston PG $1,563,518 $1,563,518 - - - $1,563,518 0.86 $3,399,614
($1,563,518)
Drafted / T-MLE


2022-23 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) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
CoffeyAmir Coffey SG $2,076,674 $2,076,674 Restricted Non-Bird
ScrubbJay Scrubb SG $1,811,516 $1,811,516 Two-Way
HartensteinIsaiah Hartenstein C - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
HoodRodney Hood SF - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
MoonXavier Moon SG $1,602,798 $1,602,798 Two-Way
Round 2, Pick #43       -  


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 ($155,196,200) 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 $6,339,000
($6,339,000)
Trade Exception $8,250,000
($8,250,000)
Rajon Rondo trade with MEM 07/18/2022
Trade Exception $9,720,900
($9,720,900)
Serge Ibaka trade with MIL 02/10/2023


2022-23 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
2022 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $149,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $171,959,036
Current Luxury Tax Space $-22,959,036
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $56,096,389


2022-23 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 $171,959,036
Cap Holds $9,024,928
Total Cap Allocations $180,983,964
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $122,000,000
Current Cap Space $-58,983,964
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-47,785,974 — $-41,018,012

$-47,785,974
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.

$-41,018,012
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
2022-23
08/01/2022 Terance Mann Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/29/2023 Luke Kennard 2023-24 Club Option $14,763,636
06/30/2023 Brandon Boston Jr 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,836,096
2023-24
07/02/2023 Jason Preston Guaranteed $1,836,096
06/29/2024 Kawhi Leonard 2024-25 Player Option $48,787,676
06/30/2024 Jason Preston 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $2,208,713