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New Orleans Pelicans 2020-21 Salary Cap

An updated look at the New Orleans Pelicans 2020-21 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Pelicans – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Estimate
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (17) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
AdamsSteven Adams 27 C $29,592,696 Bird $27,528,090 - - ($29,592,696) $29,592,696 22.40
IngramBrandon Ingram MAX 23 SF $27,285,000 Bird $27,285,000 - - ($27,285,000) $27,285,000 20.65
BledsoeEric Bledsoe 30 PG $16,875,000 Bird $16,875,000 - - ($16,875,000) $16,875,000 12.77
RedickJ.J. Redick 36 SG $13,013,700 Cap Space $13,013,700 - - ($13,013,700) $13,013,700 9.85
BallLonzo Ball 22 PG $11,003,782 Rookie $11,003,782 - - ($11,003,782) $11,003,782 8.33
WilliamsonZion Williamson 20 PF $10,245,480 Rookie $10,245,480 - - ($10,245,480) $10,245,480 7.75
HayesJaxson Hayes 20 C $5,105,160 Rookie $5,105,160 - - ($5,105,160) $5,105,160 3.86
MelliNicolo Melli 29 PF $3,897,436 Room $3,897,436 - - ($3,897,436) $3,897,436 2.95
Lewis Jr.Kira Lewis Jr. 19 PG $3,640,200 Rookie $3,640,200 - - ($3,640,200) $3,640,200 2.76
HartJosh Hart 25 SG $3,491,159 Rookie $3,491,159 - - ($3,491,159) $3,491,159 2.64
Alexander-WalkerNickeil Alexander-Walker 22 SG $3,113,160 Rookie $3,113,160 - - ($3,113,160) $3,113,160 2.36
HernangomezWilly Hernangomez 26 C $1,620,564 Minimum $1,737,145 - - ($700,000) $1,620,564 1.23
ThornwellSindarius Thornwell 25 SG $1,620,564 Minimum $1,678,854 - - ($400,000) $1,620,564 1.23
GabrielWenyen Gabriel 23 PF $1,620,564 Minimum $1,620,564 - - ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.23
Training Camp/Exhibit 10
AnigboguIke Anigbogu 21 C $1,620,564 $1,620,564 - - - $1,620,564 -
UthoffJarrod Uthoff 27 PF $1,620,564 $1,620,564 - - - $1,620,564 -
CarrTony Carr 22 PG $898,310 $898,310 - - - $898,310 -


2020-21 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. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
MagnayWill Magnay 22 C -       -  


2020-21 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Pelicans 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 (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
JacksonFrank Jackson 22 PG Bird   $2,023,150  


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.

Type Amount (Remaining) Reason/Notes Expire Date
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,258,000
($9,258,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($3,623,000)


2020-21 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Pelicans 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 $132,124,465
Luxury Tax Space $502,535
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Apron $138,928,000
Luxury Tax Apron Space $6,803,535


2020-21 New Orleans Pelicans Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $138,928,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Total
Active Roster Cap $132,124,465
Cap Holds $14,904,150
Total Salaries $132,124,465
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-37,888,615
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $132,124,465
Cap Holds $14,904,150
Total Cap Allocations $132,124,465
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-37,888,615
Practical Cap Space $-20,843,337



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2020-21
02/27/2021 Axel Toupane Guaranteed $1,620,564
02/27/2021 Tony Carr Guaranteed $898,310
02/27/2021 Ike Anigbogu Guaranteed $1,620,564
02/27/2021 Sindarius Thornwell Guaranteed $1,678,854
02/27/2021 Willy Hernangomez Guaranteed $1,737,145
06/29/2021 Sindarius Thornwell 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $2,025,705
06/29/2021 Wenyen Gabriel 2021-22 Club Option $1,762,796
06/29/2021 Ike Anigbogu 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $2,025,705
06/29/2021 Lonzo Ball 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $14,359,935
06/29/2021 Josh Hart 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $5,236,738
06/29/2021 Nicolo Melli 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $4,871,795
2021-22
10/31/2021 Kira Lewis Jr. 2022-23 Club Option $4,004,280
10/31/2021 Zion Williamson 2022-23 Club Option $13,534,817
10/31/2021 Jaxson Hayes 2022-23 Club Option $6,803,012
10/31/2021 Nickeil Alexander-Walker 2022-23 Club Option $5,009,633
2022-23
10/31/2022 Kira Lewis Jr. 2023-24 Club Option $5,722,116
06/29/2023 Zion Williamson 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $17,595,263
06/29/2023 Jaxson Hayes 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $9,170,460
06/29/2023 Nickeil Alexander-Walker 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $7,073,602
2023-24
06/29/2024 Kira Lewis Jr. 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $7,913,687