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New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans 2020 Salary Cap

Pelicans 2020 Salary Cap

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

Pelicans – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (14) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
AdamsSteven Adams 27 C $27,528,088 Bird $27,528,088 ($27,528,088) $27,528,088 21.29 $35,000,000
IngramBrandon Ingram 23 SF $27,285,000 Bird
Max (25%)
$27,285,000 ($27,285,000) $27,285,000 21.11 $130,968,000
BledsoeEric Bledsoe 30 PG $16,875,000 Bird $16,875,000 ($16,875,000) $16,875,000 13.05 $22,025,000
RedickJ.J. Redick
Foot
36 SG $13,013,700 Cap Space $13,013,700 ($13,013,700) $13,013,700 10.07 -
BallLonzo Ball 22 PG $11,003,782 Rookie $11,003,782 ($11,003,782) $11,003,782 8.51 -
WilliamsonZion Williamson
Toe
20 SF $10,245,480 Rookie $10,245,480 ($10,245,480) $10,245,480 7.93 $10,733,400
HayesJaxson Hayes 20 C $5,105,160 Rookie $5,105,160 ($5,105,160) $5,105,160 3.95 $5,348,280
MelliNicolo Melli 29 PF $3,897,436 Room $3,897,436 ($3,897,436) $3,897,436 3.01 -
Lewis Jr.Kira Lewis Jr. 19 PG $3,640,200 Rookie $3,640,200 ($3,640,200) $3,640,200 2.82 $3,822,240
HartJosh Hart 25 SG $3,491,159 Rookie $3,491,159 ($3,491,159) $3,491,159 2.70 -
Alexander-WalkerNickeil Alexander-Walker 22 SG $3,113,160 Rookie $3,113,160 ($3,113,160) $3,113,160 2.41 $3,261,480
HernangomezWilly Hernangomez 26 C $1,620,564 Minimum $1,737,145 ($700,000) $1,620,564 1.25 -
GabrielWenyen Gabriel 23 PF $1,620,564 Minimum $1,620,564 ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.25 -
ThornwellSindarius Thornwell 25 SG $110,998 Minimum $114,990 ($110,998) $110,998 0.09 -


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 (2) Age Pos.
MagnayWill Magnay 22 C          
MarshallNaji Marshall 22 SF          


2020-21 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
ThornwellSindarius Thornwell 25 SG $747,435 - - - $721,484 0.56


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 $129,271,775
Luxury Tax Space $3,355,225


2020-21 New Orleans Pelicans Salary Cap Totals

The Pelicans 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 $128,550,291
Dead Money $721,484
Cap Holds $14,904,150
Total Salaries $129,271,775
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-20,131,775
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $128,550,291
Dead Money $721,484
Cap Holds $14,904,150
Total Cap Allocations $129,271,775
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-20,131,775



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
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