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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 (12) 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 15.17
ValanciunasJonas Valanciunas 28 C $15,000,000 Bird $15,000,000 - - ($15,000,000) $15,000,000 13.16
WinslowJustise Winslow 24 SF $13,000,000 Bird $13,000,000 - - ($13,000,000) $13,000,000 11.41
BrooksDillon Brooks 24 SF $11,400,000 Bird $11,400,000 - - ($11,400,000) $11,400,000 10.00
AndersonKyle Anderson 27 SF $9,505,100 MLE $9,505,100 - - ($9,505,100) $9,505,100 8.34
MorantJa Morant 21 PG $9,166,800 Rookie $9,166,800 - - ($9,166,800) $9,166,800 8.04
JonesTyus Jones 24 PG $8,815,100 MLE $7,965,100 - $850,000 ($7,965,100) $8,815,100 7.74
Jackson Jr.Jaren Jackson Jr. 21 PF $7,257,360 Rookie $7,257,360 - - ($7,257,360) $7,257,360 6.37
GuduricMarko Guduric 25 SG $2,750,000 Bi-Annual $2,750,000 - - ($2,750,000) $2,750,000 2.41
ClarkeBrandon Clarke 24 PF $2,602,920 Rookie $2,602,920 - - ($2,602,920) $2,602,920 2.28
AllenGrayson Allen 24 SG $2,545,320 Rookie $2,545,320 - - ($2,545,320) $2,545,320 2.23
PorterJontay Porter 20 PF $1,517,981 Minimum $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.33


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 11.10
JohnsonDakari Johnson 25 C $459,414 - - - $459,414 0.40


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 (5) 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  
KoncharJohn Konchar 24 G Restricted Non-Bird   $1,549,812  


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.

Bi-Annual Exception Details is available to any teams who are below the Luxury Tax Apron ($138,928,000), and did not use this exception in the previous season. It can be used for contracts up to 2 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
Trade Exception $25,011,623
($766,958)
Mike Conley trade with UTH (Josh Jackson, $7,059,480; Andre Iguodala $17,185,185) TBD
Trade Exception $3,440,000
($3,440,000)
Kyle Korver trade with UTH TBD
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,258,000
($9,258,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($3,623,000)
Trade Exception $8,000,000
($184,467)
Garrett Temple trade with LAC (Jae Crowder $7,815,533) 02/07/2020
Trade Exception $1,512,601
($1,512,601)
Shelvin Mack trade with ATL 02/07/2020
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 $113,957,635
Luxury Tax Space $18,669,365


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 $100,848,221
Dead Money $13,109,414
Cap Holds $40,590,918
Total Salaries $113,957,635
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-4,817,635
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $100,848,221
Dead Money $13,109,414
Cap Holds $40,590,918
Total Cap Allocations $113,957,635
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-4,817,635
Practical Cap Space $-4,197,964



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
10/31/2021 Brandon Clarke 2022-23 Club Option $4,343,920
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
06/29/2023 Brandon Clarke 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,259,588