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Milwaukee Bucks 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Milwaukee Bucks 2021-22 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Bucks – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option

Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (5) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
MiddletonKhris Middleton 30 SF Bird $35,500,000 - - ($35,500,000) $35,500,000 21.70
BledsoeEric Bledsoe 31 PG Bird $18,125,000 - - ($18,125,000) $18,125,000 11.08
LopezBrook Lopez 33 C Cap Space $13,302,325 - - ($13,302,325) $13,302,325 8.13
HillGeorge Hill 35 PG Cap Space $10,047,297 - - ($1,275,491) $10,047,297 6.14
DiVincenzoDonte DiVincenzo 24 SG Rookie $4,675,830 - - - $4,675,830 2.86

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 1.94
SandersLarry Sanders 32 C $1,865,546 - - - $1,865,546 1.14

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. 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 (6) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo 26 PF         $41,292,135  
IlyasovaErsan Ilyasova 34 PF         $13,300,000  
WilsonDJ Wilson 25 PF Restricted Bird         $11,370,700  
LopezRobin Lopez 33 C Early Bird         $6,506,955  
AntetokounmpoThanasis Antetokounmpo 29 SF Restricted Early Bird         $1,982,621  
MatthewsWesley Matthews 34 SG Early Bird         $1,849,757  
Incomplete Roster Charge
(7 spots)


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.

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 $604,462
Tony Snell trade with DET 06/21/2020

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 $151,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $86,685,345
Luxury Tax Space $64,314,655

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 Total
Active Roster Cap $81,650,452
Dead Money $5,034,893
Cap Holds $76,906,630
Total Salaries $163,591,975
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $125,000,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-38,591,975
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $81,650,452
Dead Money $5,034,893
Cap Holds $76,906,630
Total Cap Allocations $163,591,975
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $125,000,000
Cap Max Space $-38,591,975


Deadline Date Player Type Value
07/01/2021 George Hill Guaranteed $10,047,297
06/29/2022 Donte DiVincenzo 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $6,602,272
06/29/2022 Eric Bledsoe 2022-23 Guaranteed $19,375,000
06/29/2023 Khris Middleton 2023-24 Player Option $40,396,552