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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 (15) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary
(Likely Incentives)
Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
AdamsSteven Adams 27 C $29,592,695 Bird $27,528,088
$2,064,607
($27,528,088) $29,592,695 22.31 $35,000,000
IngramBrandon Ingram 23 SF $27,285,000 Bird
Max (25%)
$27,285,000 ($27,285,000) $27,285,000 20.57 $130,968,000
BledsoeEric Bledsoe 30 PG $16,875,000 Bird $16,875,000 ($16,875,000) $16,875,000 12.72 $22,025,000
JohnsonJames Johnson 33 PF $16,047,100 Cap Space $15,794,100
$253,000
($15,794,100) $16,047,100 12.10 -
BallLonzo Ball 22 PG $11,003,782 Rookie $11,003,782 ($11,003,782) $11,003,782 8.30 -
WilliamsonZion Williamson 20 PF $10,245,480 Rookie $10,245,480 ($10,245,480) $10,245,480 7.73 $10,733,400
HayesJaxson Hayes 20 C $5,105,160 Rookie $5,105,160 ($5,105,160) $5,105,160 3.85 $5,348,280
Lewis Jr.Kira Lewis Jr. 19 PG $3,640,200 Rookie $3,640,200 ($3,640,200) $3,640,200 2.74 $3,822,240
HartJosh Hart
Thumb (season-ending)
25 SG $3,491,159 Rookie $3,491,159 ($3,491,159) $3,491,159 2.63 -
Alexander-WalkerNickeil Alexander-Walker 22 SG $3,113,160 Rookie $3,113,160 ($3,113,160) $3,113,160 2.35 $3,261,480
IwunduWesley Iwundu 25 SF $1,678,854 Minimum $1,678,854 ($1,678,854) $1,678,854 1.27 $1,824,003
HernangomezWilly Hernangomez 26 C $1,620,564 Minimum $1,737,145 ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.22 -
GabrielWenyen Gabriel 23 PF $1,620,564 Minimum $1,620,564 ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.22 -
LouzadaDidi Louzada 21 SF $123,056 Minimum $123,056 ($123,056) $123,056 0.09 -
MarshallNaji Marshall 22 SF $120,000 NT-MLE $120,000 ($120,000) $120,000 0.09 $3,300,602


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.
NunnallyJames Nunnally 30 SF          


2020-21 Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players that were on the roster via 10-day contracts.

Player (3) Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Likely Incentives Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
ThomasIsaiah Thomas PG $158,907 - - - ($110,998) $110,998 0.08
ThornwellSindarius Thornwell SG $114,990 - - - ($110,998) $110,998 0.08
ThornwellSindarius Thornwell SG $114,990 - - - ($110,998) $110,998 0.08


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 0.54


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.

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
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,258,000
($9,138,000)
Naji Marshall ($120,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($3,623,000)
Trade Exception $3,897,436
($3,897,436)
Nicolo Melli trade with DAL 03/25/2022


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 $132,616,252
Luxury Tax Space $10,748


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 $131,561,774
Earned Money $332,994
Dead Money $721,484
Cap Holds $16,658,436
Total Salaries $132,616,252
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-23,476,252
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $131,561,774
Earned Money $332,994
Dead Money $721,484
Cap Holds $16,658,436
Total Cap Allocations $132,616,252
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-23,476,252



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
07/31/2021 Didi Louzada Club Option $1,517,981
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
06/29/2022 Didi Louzada 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,919,256
2022-23
10/31/2022 Kira Lewis Jr. 2023-24 Club Option $5,722,116
01/10/2023 Naji Marshall Guaranteed $1,782,621
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
06/29/2023 Naji Marshall 2023-24 Club Option $1,930,681
2023-24
06/29/2024 Kira Lewis Jr. 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $7,913,687