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Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks 2021-22 Salary Cap

Bucks 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Milwaukee Bucks 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Bucks – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate

Pending Transactions!

The following players are currently pending based on a proposed trade or free agent signing. The Milwaukee Bucks active roster will be updated once the trades/signings become official.

Player (4) From To Age Pos. Incoming Cap Outgoing Cap
PortisBobby Portis Free Agent 26 PF $4,347,600
HillGeorge Hill Free Agent 35 PG $3,902,439
HoodRodney Hood Free Agent 28 SF $1,669,178
OjeleyeSemi Ojeleye Free Agent 26 PF $1,669,178

Active Roster

Player (10) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary
(Likely Incentives)
Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo 26 PF $39,344,900 Bird
Supermax (35%)
$39,344,900 ($39,344,900) $39,344,900 22.75 $188,855,520
MiddletonKhris Middleton 30 SF $35,500,000 Bird $35,500,000 ($35,500,000) $35,500,000 20.53 $78,344,828
HolidayJrue Holiday 31 SG $32,431,333 Bird $30,133,333
$2,298,000
($30,133,333) $32,431,333 18.76 $104,864,000
LopezBrook Lopez 33 C $13,302,325 Cap Space $13,302,325 ($13,302,325) $13,302,325 7.69 $13,906,976
ConnaughtonPat Connaughton 28 SG $5,333,334 Early Bird $5,333,334 ($5,333,334) $5,333,334 3.08 $5,728,393
DiVincenzoDonte DiVincenzo 24 SG $4,675,830 Rookie $4,675,830 ($4,675,830) $4,675,830 2.70 -
BryantElijah Bryant 26 SG $1,517,981 Minimum $1,517,981 - $1,517,981 0.88 -
DiakiteMamadi Diakite 24 PF $1,517,981 NT-MLE $1,517,981 ($100,000) $1,517,981 0.88 -
MerrillSam Merrill 25 SG $1,517,981 Minimum $1,517,981 ($500,000) $1,517,981 0.88 -
NworaJordan Nwora 23 PF $1,517,981 Minimum $1,517,981 ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 0.88 -


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) Age Pos.
MamukelashviliSandro Mamukelashvili 22 C          


2021-22 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 %
LeuerJon Leuer 32 PF $3,169,347 - - - $3,169,347 1.83
SandersLarry Sanders 32 C $1,865,546 - - - $1,865,546 1.08


2021-22 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Bucks 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 (7) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
TuckerP.J. Tucker 36 PF Bird   - $15,142,120  
PortisBobby Portis 26 PF Non-Bird   - $4,347,600  
ForbesBryn Forbes 28 SG Non-Bird   - $2,804,574  
AntetokounmpoThanasis Antetokounmpo 29 SF Early Bird   - $2,126,991  
JacksonJustin Jackson 26 SF Two-Way   - $1,789,256  
TeagueJeff Teague 33 PG Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
ToupaneAxel Toupane 29 SG Two-Way   - $1,489,065  
Incomplete Roster Charge 2 spots 2 spots           $1,850,516    


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 ($143,096,000) 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
($5,890,000)
Trade Exception $1,620,564
($1,620,564)
Torrey Craig trade with PHX 02/04/2022
Trade Exception $4,886,515
($4,886,515)
DJ Augustin trade with HOU 02/07/2022


2021-22 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Bucks 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 $141,694,539
Current Luxury Tax Space $-5,088,539
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $7,654,945


2021-22 Milwaukee Bucks Salary Cap Totals

The Bucks 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 $136,659,646
Dead Money $5,034,893
Cap Holds $31,219,300
Total Cap Allocations $172,913,839
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-60,499,839
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-58,649,323 — $-24,917,993

$-58,649,323
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.

$-24,917,993
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
08/08/2021 Sam Merrill Guaranteed $1,517,981
12/15/2021 Mamadi Diakite Guaranteed $500,000
12/15/2021 Elijah Bryant Guaranteed $500,000
01/10/2022 Mamadi Diakite Guaranteed $1,517,981
01/10/2022 Elijah Bryant Guaranteed $1,517,981
06/29/2022 Donte DiVincenzo 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $6,602,272
06/29/2022 Eric Bledsoe 2022-23 Guaranteed $19,375,000
06/29/2022 Pat Connaughton 2022-23 Player Option $5,728,393
2022-23
01/10/2023 Mamadi Diakite Guaranteed $1,782,621
06/29/2023 Khris Middleton 2023-24 Player Option $40,396,552
2023-24
07/02/2023 D.J. Augustin Guaranteed $7,333,333