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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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Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Notes
George Paul George SG $39,344,900 $39,344,900 - - - $39,344,900 23.68 Vet Extension / Bird
Leonard Kawhi Leonard SF $39,344,900 $39,344,900 - - - $39,344,900 23.68 Free Agent (Max) / Early Bird
Knee
Morris Sr. Marcus Morris Sr. SF $15,627,907 $15,627,907 - - - $15,627,907 9.41 Free Agent / Non-Bird
Powell Norman Powell SG $15,517,242 $15,517,242 - - - $15,517,242 9.34 Acquired via Trade
Kennard Luke Kennard SG $13,347,727 $12,727,273 $620,454 $1,288,637 - $13,347,727 8.03 Rk Extension / Bird
Covington Robert Covington PF $12,975,471 $12,975,471 - - - $12,975,471 7.81 Acquired via Trade
Jackson Reggie Jackson PG $10,384,500 $10,384,500 - - - $10,384,500 6.25 Free Agent / Early Bird
Zubac Ivica Zubac C $7,518,518 $7,518,518 - - - $7,518,518 4.52 Free Agent / Bird
Batum Nicolas Batum SF $3,170,029 $3,170,029 - - - $3,170,029 1.91 Free Agent / Non-Bird
Mann Terance Mann SG $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.07 Drafted / Minimum
Hood Rodney Hood SF $1,669,178 $2,239,544 - - - $1,669,178 1.00 Acquired via Trade
Hartenstein Isaiah Hartenstein C $1,669,178 $1,729,217 - - - $1,669,178 1.00 / Minimum
Preston Jason Preston PG $1,062,303 $1,062,303 - - - $1,062,303 0.64 Drafted / T-MLE
Foot
Boston Jr Brandon Boston Jr SG $925,258 $925,258 - - - $925,258 0.56 Drafted / T-MLE
Coffey Amir Coffey SG $153,488 $153,488 - - - $153,488 0.09 RoS / Minimum


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.
MoonXavier Moon SG          
ScrubbJay Scrubb SG          


2021-22 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
OjeleyeSemi Ojeleye PF $1,789,256 - - - $1,669,178 1.00 Waived
Ennis IIIJames Ennis III SF $128,709 - - - - 0.00 10-day
GabrielWenyen Gabriel PF $99,380 - - - - 0.00 10-day
GabrielWenyen Gabriel PF $99,380 - - - - 0.00 10-day
MoonXavier Moon SG $53,176 - - - - 0.00 10-day
MoonXavier Moon SG $53,176 - - - - 0.00 10-day
MoonXavier Moon SG $53,176 - - - - 0.00 10-day
WrightMoses Wright F $53,176 - - - - 0.00 10-day


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 $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


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 $166,162,398
Current Luxury Tax Space $-29,556,398
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $83,114,696


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 $164,493,220
Dead Money $1,669,178
Total Cap Allocations $166,162,398
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-53,748,398




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
6/29/2022 Terance Mann 2022-23 Club Option — exercised via extension
6/29/2022 Ivica Zubac 2022-23 Club Option $7,518,518
6/30/2022 Xavier Moon 2022-23 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,602,798
6/30/2022 Amir Coffey 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $2,076,674
6/30/2022 Jay Scrubb 2022-23 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,811,516
8/01/2022 Terance Mann 2022-23 Guaranteed — guaranteed via extension $1,930,681
6/29/2023 Luke Kennard 2023-24 Club Option $14,763,636
6/30/2023 Brandon Boston Jr 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,836,096
7/02/2023 Jason Preston 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,836,096
6/29/2024 Kawhi Leonard 2024-25 Player Option $48,787,676
6/30/2024 Jason Preston 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $2,208,713