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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.

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The 2021 NBA Offseason Financial Report
As the regular season nears, we take a look back at the offseason that was, diving into top spenders, tax statuses, notable free agent signings, trades, and extensions for each 2021-22 NBA team. READ ON
Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
George Paul George SG $39,344,900 $39,344,900 - - - $39,344,900 23.12 $176,265,396
($176,265,396)
Vet Extension / Bird
Leonard Kawhi Leonard SF $39,344,900 $39,344,900 - - - $39,344,900 23.12 $176,265,152
($176,265,152)
Free Agent (Max) / Early Bird
Bledsoe Eric Bledsoe PG $18,125,000 $18,125,000 - - - $18,125,000 10.65 $37,500,000
($22,025,000)
Acquired via Trade
Morris Sr. Marcus Morris Sr. SF $15,627,907 $15,627,907 - - - $15,627,907 9.18 $49,116,279
($49,116,279)
Free Agent / Non-Bird
Kennard Luke Kennard SG $13,347,727 $12,727,273 $620,454 $1,288,637 - $13,347,727 7.84 $56,000,000
($41,236,364)
Rk Extension / Bird
Jackson Reggie Jackson PG $10,384,500 $10,384,500 - - - $10,384,500 6.10 $21,599,760
($21,599,760)
Free Agent / Early Bird
Ibaka Serge Ibaka C $9,720,900 $9,720,900 - - - $9,720,900 5.71 $9,720,900
($9,720,900)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Zubac Ivica Zubac C $7,518,518 $7,518,518 - - - $7,518,518 4.42 $15,037,036
($7,518,518)
Free Agent / Bird
Winslow Justise Winslow SF $3,902,439 $3,902,439 - - - $3,902,439 2.29 $8,000,000
($8,000,000)
Free Agent / T-MLE
Batum Nicolas Batum SF $3,170,029 $3,170,029 - - - $3,170,029 1.86 $6,498,559
($6,498,559)
Free Agent / Non-Bird
Johnson Keon Johnson SG $2,553,120 $2,553,120 - - - $2,553,120 1.50 $12,517,171
($5,234,160)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Mann Terance Mann SG $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.05 $25,713,302
($25,713,302)
Drafted / Minimum
Hartenstein Isaiah Hartenstein C $1,669,178 $1,729,217 - - - $1,669,178 0.98 $1,729,217
($0)
/ Minimum
G'teed: $0
Preston Jason Preston PG $1,062,303 $1,062,303 - - - $1,062,303 0.62 $4,461,917
($2,625,821)
Drafted / T-MLE
Boston Jr Brandon Boston Jr SG $925,258 $925,258 - - - $925,258 0.54 $4,324,872
($2,488,776)
Drafted / T-MLE


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 (2) Pos.
CoffeyAmir Coffey SG          
ScrubbJay Scrubb 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 (1) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins C - $1,669,178 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.

Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap and above the Luxury Tax Apron ($143,002,000) 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
($0)
Justise Winslow ($3,902,439), Brandon Boston Jr ($925,258), Jason Preston ($1,062,303)
Trade Exception $2,075,880
($2,075,880)
Mfiondu Kabengele trade with SAC 02/08/2022
Trade Exception $8,250,000
($8,250,000)
Rajon Rondo trade with MEM 07/18/2022


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 $168,479,300
Current Luxury Tax Space $-31,873,300
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $93,898,180


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 $168,479,300
Cap Holds $1,669,178
Total Cap Allocations $170,148,478
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-57,734,478
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-56,065,300 — $-54,396,122

$-56,065,300
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.

$-54,396,122
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
01/10/2022 Isaiah Hartenstein Guaranteed $1,729,217
06/29/2022 Nicolas Batum 2022-23 Player Option $3,328,530
06/29/2022 Terance Mann 2022-23 Club Option
06/29/2022 Ivica Zubac 2022-23 Club Option $7,518,518
06/30/2022 Amir Coffey 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,576,305
2022-23
08/01/2022 Terance Mann Guaranteed $1,930,681
10/31/2022 Keon Johnson 2023-24 Club Option $2,808,720
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
10/31/2023 Keon Johnson 2024-25 Club Option $4,474,291
06/29/2024 Kawhi Leonard 2024-25 Player Option $48,787,676
06/30/2024 Jason Preston 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $2,208,713
2024-25
06/30/2025 Keon Johnson 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,447,453