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Memphis Grizzlies 2020-21 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Memphis Grizzlies 2020-21 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Grizzlies – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Estimate
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (17) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
DiengGorgui Dieng 30 C $17,287,640 Bird $17,287,640 - - ($17,287,640) $17,287,640 13.21
ValanciunasJonas Valanciunas 28 C $15,000,000 Bird $15,000,000 - - ($15,000,000) $15,000,000 11.47
WinslowJustise Winslow 24 SF $13,000,000 Bird $13,000,000 - - ($13,000,000) $13,000,000 9.94
BrooksDillon Brooks 24 SF $11,400,000 Bird $11,400,000 - - ($11,400,000) $11,400,000 8.71
MeltonDe'Anthony Melton 22 PG $9,571,712 Early Bird $9,571,712 - - ($9,571,712) $9,571,712 7.32
AndersonKyle Anderson 27 SF $9,505,100 MLE $9,505,100 - - ($9,505,100) $9,505,100 7.27
MorantJa Morant 21 PG $9,166,800 Rookie $9,166,800 - - ($9,166,800) $9,166,800 7.01
JonesTyus Jones 24 PG $8,817,143 MLE $7,965,100 - $852,043 ($7,965,100) $8,817,143 6.74
Jackson Jr.Jaren Jackson Jr. 21 PF $7,257,360 Rookie $7,257,360 - - ($7,257,360) $7,257,360 5.55
GuduricMarko Guduric 25 SG $2,750,000 Bi-Annual $2,750,000 - - ($2,750,000) $2,750,000 2.10
ClarkeBrandon Clarke 24 PF $2,602,920 Rookie $2,602,920 - - ($2,602,920) $2,602,920 1.99
AllenGrayson Allen 24 SG $2,545,320 Rookie $2,545,320 - - ($2,545,320) $2,545,320 1.95
KoncharJohn Konchar 24 G $2,100,000 MLE $2,100,000 - - ($2,100,000) $2,100,000 1.61
HezonjaMario Hezonja 25 SG $1,977,011 Minimum $1,977,011 - - ($1,977,011) $1,977,011 1.51
BaneDesmond Bane 22 SG $1,936,440 Rookie $1,936,440 - - ($1,936,440) $1,936,440 1.48
PorterJontay Porter 20 PF $1,900,000 MLE $1,900,000 - - ($1,900,000) $1,900,000 1.45
TillmanXavier Tillman 21 C $898,310
(est)
MLE $898,310 - - - $898,310
(est)
0.69


2020-21 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) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
McDermottSean McDermott 0 SF -       -  
TillieKillian Tillie 22 PF -       -  


2020-21 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
WaitersDion Waiters 28 SG $12,650,000 - - - $12,650,000 9.67
JohnsonDakari Johnson 25 C $459,414 - - - $459,414 0.35


2020-21 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Grizzlies are currently over the league salary cap, these cap holds do not count against their Total Cap figure. Denouncing 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 (4) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
JacksonJosh Jackson 23 SF Bird   $8,930,242  
MeltonDe'Anthony Melton 22 PG Restricted Early Bird   $1,922,426  
TolliverAnthony Tolliver 35 PF Non-Bird   $1,737,274  
WatanabeYuta Watanabe 25 F Restricted Early Bird   $1,635,652  


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.

Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap but below the Luxury Tax Apron ($138,928,000) and can be used for contracts up to 4 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
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,258,000
($5,258,000)
Jontay Porter ($1,900,000), John Konchar ($2,100,000)
Trade Exception $4,185,185
($4,185,185)
Andre Iguodala trade with MIA 02/06/2021
Trade Exception $1,845,301
($1,845,301)
Bruno Caboclo trade with HOU 02/06/2021


2020-21 Luxury Tax Totals

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

Type Totals
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $130,825,170
Luxury Tax Space $1,801,830


2020-21 Memphis Grizzlies Salary Cap Totals

The Grizzlies 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 Total
Active Roster Cap $117,715,756
Dead Money $13,109,414
Cap Holds $25,514,080
Total Salaries $130,825,170
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-21,685,170
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $117,715,756
Dead Money $13,109,414
Cap Holds $25,514,080
Total Cap Allocations $130,825,170
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-21,685,170
Practical Cap Space $-20,786,860



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
07/20/2021 Jontay Porter Guaranteed $1,950,000
10/31/2021 Brandon Clarke 2022-23 Club Option $4,343,920
10/31/2021 Desmond Bane 2022-23 Club Option $2,130,240
06/28/2022 Jontay Porter 2022-23 Guaranteed $2,000,000
06/29/2022 Jaren Jackson Jr. 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $12,109,159
06/29/2022 Grayson Allen 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $5,842,815
2022-23
07/03/2022 John Konchar Guaranteed $2,300,000
10/31/2022 Desmond Bane 2023-24 Club Option $3,845,083
06/29/2023 Brandon Clarke 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,259,588
2023-24
07/03/2023 John Konchar Guaranteed $2,400,000
07/04/2023 De'Anthony Melton Guaranteed $8,000,000
06/29/2024 Desmond Bane 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $5,767,625