Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies 2021-22 Salary Cap

Grizzlies 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Memphis Grizzlies 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 (19) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Adams Steven Adams C $17,073,171 $17,073,171 - - - $17,073,171 14.75 $35,000,000
($35,000,000)
Acquired via Trade
Brooks Dillon Brooks SG $12,200,000 $12,200,000 - - - $12,200,000 10.54 $23,600,000
($23,600,000)
Vet Extension / Bird
Anderson Kyle Anderson SF $9,937,150 $9,937,150 - - - $9,937,150 8.58 $9,937,150
($9,937,150)
/ NT-MLE
Morant Ja Morant PG $9,603,360 $9,603,360 - - - $9,603,360 8.30 $21,722,800
($9,603,360)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Jackson Jr. Jaren Jackson Jr. PF $9,180,560 $9,180,560 - - - $9,180,560 7.93 $9,180,560
($9,180,560)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Melton De'Anthony Melton SG $8,805,976 $8,805,976 - - - $8,805,976 7.61 $25,055,976
($18,555,976)
Free Agent / Early Bird
Jones Tyus Jones PG $8,376,286 $7,600,000 $776,286 - - $8,376,286 7.24 $8,376,286
($7,600,000)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Culver Jarrett Culver SG $6,395,160 $6,395,160 - - - $6,395,160 5.52 $14,504,223
($6,395,160)
Acquired via Trade
Dunn Kris Dunn PG $5,005,350 $5,005,350 - - - $5,005,350 4.32 $5,005,350
($5,005,350)
Acquired via Trade
Williams Ziaire Williams SG $4,373,160 $4,373,160 - - - $4,373,160 3.78 $19,908,285
($8,965,080)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Clarke Brandon Clarke SF $2,726,880 $2,726,880 - - - $2,726,880 2.36 $7,070,800
($2,726,880)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Konchar John Konchar SG $2,200,000 $2,200,000 - - - $2,200,000 1.90 $6,900,000
($3,040,000)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Bane Desmond Bane SG $2,033,160 $2,033,160 - - - $2,033,160 1.76 $8,008,483
($2,033,160)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Aldama Santi Aldama PF $1,994,520 $1,994,520 - - - $1,994,520 1.72 $10,243,491
($4,088,760)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Edwards Carsen Edwards PG $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.54 $3,713,302
($1,782,621)
Acquired via Trade
Merrill Sam Merrill SG $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.31 $1,517,981
($500,000)
Acquired via Trade
G'teed: $500,000
Oturu Daniel Oturu C $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.31 $1,517,981
($1,517,981)
Acquired via Trade
Tillman Xavier Tillman PF $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.31 $5,231,283
($3,300,602)
Drafted / NT-MLE
Training Camp/Exhibit 10, Exhibit 9
PonsYves Pons G $925,258 $925,258 - $925,258 - - Exhibit-10


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 (1) Pos.
TillieKillian Tillie PF          


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 (3) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
RondoRajon Rondo PG $4,858,309 - - - $4,858,309 4.20 Waived
GasolMarc Gasol C $2,692,991 - - - $2,692,991 2.33 Waived
PorterJontay Porter PF $300,000 - - - $300,000 0.26 Waived


2021-22 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. 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
DorseyTyler Dorsey SG - $1,669,178


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.

Room Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are below the cap (eliminating the NTMLE/TMLE/BAE) and 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
Room Exception $4,910,000
($4,910,000)
Trade Exception $4,054,695
($4,054,695)
Grayson Allen trade with MIL 07/07/2022
Trade Exception $1,018,012
($1,018,012)
Patrick Beverly trade with MIN 08/01/2022


2021-22 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
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $114,092,597
Current Luxury Tax Space $22,513,403


2021-22 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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $106,241,297
Dead Money $7,851,300
Cap Holds $1,669,178
Total Cap Allocations $115,761,775
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-3,347,775
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-1,678,597 — $7,190,684

$-1,678,597
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.

$7,190,684
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
07/03/2022 John Konchar Guaranteed $2,300,000
10/31/2022 Ziaire Williams 2023-24 Club Option $4,810,200
10/31/2022 Santi Aldama 2023-24 Club Option $2,194,200
10/31/2022 Desmond Bane 2023-24 Club Option $3,845,083
06/30/2023 Brandon Clarke 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,259,588
06/30/2023 Jarrett Culver 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $10,817,490
2023-24
07/03/2023 John Konchar Guaranteed $2,400,000
07/04/2023 De'Anthony Melton Guaranteed $8,000,000
10/31/2023 Ziaire Williams 2024-25 Club Option $6,133,005
10/31/2023 Santi Aldama 2024-25 Club Option $3,960,531
06/29/2024 Xavier Tillman Club Option $1,930,681
06/30/2024 Desmond Bane 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $5,767,625
2024-25
06/30/2025 Ziaire Williams 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $8,353,153
06/30/2025 Santi Aldama 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $5,940,797