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New York Knicks

New York Knicks 2020-21 Salary Cap

Knicks 2020-21 Salary Cap

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

Knicks – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
RandleJulius Randle 25 PF $18,900,000 Cap Space $18,900,000 ($18,900,000) $18,900,000 18.88 $4,000,000
BarrettR.J. Barrett 20 SG $8,231,760 Rookie $8,231,760 ($8,231,760) $8,231,760 8.23 $8,623,920
RoseDerrick Rose 31 PG $7,682,927 NT-MLE $7,682,927 ($7,682,927) $7,682,927 7.68 -
NtilikinaFrank Ntilikina 22 PG $6,176,578 Rookie $6,176,578 ($6,176,578) $6,176,578 6.17 -
BurksAlec Burks 29 SG $6,000,000 Cap Space $6,000,000 ($6,000,000) $6,000,000 6.00 -
NoelNerlens Noel 26 C $5,000,000 Cap Space $5,000,000 ($5,000,000) $5,000,000 5.00 -
ToppinObi Toppin 22 PF $4,862,040 Rookie $4,862,040 ($4,862,040) $4,862,040 4.86 $5,105,160
PaytonElfrid Payton 26 PG $4,767,000 Cap Space $4,767,000 ($4,767,000) $4,767,000 4.76 -
KnoxKevin Knox 21 SF $4,588,680 Rookie $4,588,680 ($4,588,680) $4,588,680 4.59 $5,845,978
BullockReggie Bullock 29 SF $4,200,000 Room $4,200,000 ($4,200,000) $4,200,000 4.20 -
VildozaLuca Vildoza 25 PG $3,500,000 Cap Space $3,500,000 ($3,500,000) $3,500,000 3.50 -
QuickleyImmanuel Quickley 21 SG $2,105,520 Rookie $2,105,520 ($2,105,520) $2,105,520 2.10 $2,210,640
RobinsonMitchell Robinson
Foot (season-ending)
22 C $1,663,861 NT-MLE $1,663,861 ($1,663,861) $1,663,861 1.66 -
GibsonTaj Gibson 35 PF $1,442,968 Minimum $2,283,684 ($1,442,968) $1,442,968 1.44 -
PelleNorvel Pelle 27 PF $500,000 Cap Space $500,000 ($500,000) $500,000 0.50 -


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.
HarperJared Harper 23 PG          
PinsonTheo Pinson 24 SG          


2020-21 Retained Cap

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

Player (4) Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Likely Incentives Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
HensonJohn Henson PF $158,907 - - - ($110,998) $110,998 0.11
HarperJared Harper PG $99,020 - - - ($99,020) $99,020 0.10
PelleNorvel Pelle PF $99,020 - - - ($99,020) $99,020 0.10
PelleNorvel Pelle PF $99,020 - - - ($99,020) $99,020 0.10


2020-21 Dead Cap

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

Player (10) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
NoahJoakim Noah 35 C $6,431,667 - - - $6,431,667 6.43
FergusonTerrance Ferguson 22 SF $3,944,013 - - - $3,944,013 3.94
PoirierVincent Poirier 26 C $2,619,207 - - - $2,619,207 2.62
EvansJacob Evans 23 SG $2,017,320 - - - $2,017,320 2.02
SpellmanOmari Spellman 23 PF $1,988,280 - - - $1,988,280 1.99
EllingtonWayne Ellington 32 SG $1,000,000 - - - $1,000,000 1.00
GibsonTaj Gibson 35 PF $1,000,000 - - - $1,000,000 1.00
PaytonElfrid Payton 26 PG $1,000,000 - - - $1,000,000 1.00
HallTyler Hall 23 SG $25,000 - - - $25,000 0.02
White IIIAndrew White III 27 G $25,000 - - - $25,000 0.02


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.

Room Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are below the cap (eliminating the NTMLE/TMLE/BAE) and 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
Room Exception $4,767,000
($4,767,000)


2020-21 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Knicks 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 $100,115,813
Current Luxury Tax Space $32,511,187


2020-21 New York Knicks 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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $79,621,334
Earned Money $408,058
Dead Money $20,050,487
Total Cap Allocations $100,079,879
Salary Cap Maximum
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Current Cap Space $9,060,121
Salary Hard-Cap
2020 NBA Hard-Cap ("Luxury Tax Apron") $138,928,000
Total Hard-Cap Salaries $102,005,813
Hard-Cap Space $36,922,187
Salary Cap Floor
2020 NBA Salary Cap Floor $98,226,000
Current Floor Space $-1,853,879




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
07/31/2021 Julius Randle Guaranteed $19,800,000
08/01/2021 Mitchell Robinson Club Option $1,802,057
10/17/2021 Luca Vildoza Guaranteed $3,325,000
10/17/2021 Luca Vildoza 2023-24 Guaranteed $3,150,000
10/31/2021 R.J. Barrett 2022-23 Club Option $10,900,635
10/31/2021 Obi Toppin 2022-23 Club Option $5,348,280
10/31/2021 Immanuel Quickley 2022-23 Club Option $2,316,240
01/10/2022 Norvel Pelle Guaranteed $1,701,593
06/29/2022 Kevin Knox 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $7,921,301
06/29/2022 Ignas Brazdeikis 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $2,228,276
06/29/2022 Norvel Pelle 2022-23 Club Option
2022-23
09/29/2022 Luca Vildoza Guaranteed $1,570,000
10/16/2022 Luca Vildoza Guaranteed $3,150,000
10/31/2022 Obi Toppin 2023-24 Club Option $6,803,012
10/31/2022 Immanuel Quickley 2023-24 Club Option $4,171,548
01/10/2023 Norvel Pelle Guaranteed $1,846,738
06/29/2023 R.J. Barrett 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $14,301,633
06/29/2023 Luca Vildoza 2023-24 Club Option
2023-24
09/29/2023 Luca Vildoza Guaranteed $1,570,000
06/29/2024 Obi Toppin 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $9,170,460
06/29/2024 Immanuel Quickley 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $6,128,004