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.

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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 % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Antetokounmpo Giannis Antetokounmpo PF $39,344,900 $39,344,900 - - - $39,344,900 24.71 $228,200,420
($228,200,420)
Vet Extension / Bird
Calf
Middleton Khris Middleton SF $35,500,000 $35,500,000 - - - $35,500,000 22.29 $113,844,828
($113,844,828)
Free Agent / Bird
Holiday Jrue Holiday SG $32,431,333 $30,133,333 $2,298,000 $3,686,000 - $32,431,333 20.37 $145,292,333
($134,997,333)
Vet Extension / Bird
Lopez Brook Lopez C $13,302,325 $13,302,325 - - - $13,302,325 8.35 $27,209,301
($27,209,301)
Free Agent / Space
Back
Connaughton Pat Connaughton SG $5,333,334 $5,333,334 - - - $5,333,334 3.35 $11,061,727
($11,061,727)
Free Agent / Early Bird
DiVincenzo Donte DiVincenzo SG $4,675,830 $4,675,830 - - - $4,675,830 2.94 $4,675,830
($4,675,830)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Ankle
Portis Bobby Portis PF $4,347,600 $4,347,600 - - - $4,347,600 2.73 $8,912,580
($8,912,580)
Free Agent / Non-Bird
Allen Grayson Allen SG $4,054,695 $4,054,695 - - - $4,054,695 2.55 $21,054,695
($21,054,695)
Acquired via Trade
Hill George Hill PG $4,000,000 $4,000,000 - - - $4,000,000 2.51 $8,000,000
($8,000,000)
Free Agent / T-MLE
Knee
Antetokounmpo Thanasis Antetokounmpo SF $1,729,217 $1,729,217 - - - $1,729,217 1.09 $3,607,937
($3,607,937)
Free Agent / Minimum
Hood Rodney Hood SF $1,669,178 $2,239,544 - - - $1,669,178 1.05 $2,239,544
($2,239,544)
Free Agent / Minimum
Ojeleye Semi Ojeleye PF $1,669,178 $1,789,256 - - - $1,669,178 1.05 $1,789,256
($1,789,256)
Free Agent / Minimum
Calf
Nwora Jordan Nwora PF $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 0.95 $1,517,981
($1,517,981)
Drafted / Minimum
Cousins DeMarcus Cousins C $1,266,272 $2,004,047 - - - $1,266,272 0.80 $2,004,047
($0)
RoS / Minimum
G'teed: $0
Matthews Wesley Matthews SG $1,237,493 $1,958,501 - - - $1,237,493 0.78 $1,958,501
($0)
RoS / Minimum
G'teed: $0


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.
MamukelashviliSandro Mamukelashvili C          
SmartJa'Vonte Smart G          


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
LeuerJon Leuer PF $3,169,347 - - - $3,169,347 1.99 Waived
SandersLarry Sanders C $1,865,546 - - - $1,865,546 1.17 Waived
KalaitzakisGeorgios Kalaitzakis SF $462,629 - - - $462,629 0.29 Waived


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 (1) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
TeagueJeff Teague PG - $1,669,178 Non-Bird


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
($964,742)
George Hill ($4,000,000), Georgios Kalaitzakis ($925,258)
Trade Exception $1,620,564
($1,620,564)
Torrey Craig trade with PHX 02/04/2022
Trade Exception $4,886,515
($831,820)
DJ Augustin trade with HOU (Grayson Allen, $4,054,695) 02/07/2022
Trade Exception $1,517,981
($1,517,981)
Sam Merrill trade with MEM 07/07/2022


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 $157,576,858
Current Luxury Tax Space $-20,970,858
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $48,640,721


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 $152,079,336
Dead Money $5,497,522
Cap Holds $1,669,178
Total Cap Allocations $159,246,036
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-46,832,036
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-44,328,271 — $-37,161,571

$-44,328,271
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.

$-37,161,571
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
01/10/2022 DeMarcus Cousins Guaranteed $2,004,047
01/10/2022 Wesley Matthews Guaranteed $1,958,501
06/29/2022 Bobby Portis 2022-23 Player Option $4,564,980
06/29/2022 Pat Connaughton 2022-23 Player Option $5,728,393
06/30/2022 Grayson Allen 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $5,842,815
06/30/2022 Donte DiVincenzo 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $6,602,272
06/30/2022 Ja'Vonte Smart 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,576,305
2022-23
06/29/2023 Khris Middleton 2023-24 Player Option $40,396,552
06/29/2023 Thanasis Antetokounmpo 2023-24 Player Option $1,878,720
2023-24
07/02/2023 D.J. Augustin Guaranteed $7,333,333