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New York Knicks 2019-20 Salary Cap

An updated look at the New York Knicks 2019-20 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Knicks – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Estimate
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (15) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
RandleJulius Randle 24 PF $18,000,000 Cap Space $18,000,000 - - ($18,000,000) $18,000,000 16.36
PortisBobby Portis 24 PF $15,000,000 Cap Space $15,000,000 - - ($15,000,000) $15,000,000 13.63
HarklessMaurice Harkless 26 SF $11,011,236 Bird $11,011,236 - - ($11,011,236) $11,011,236 10.01
GibsonTaj Gibson 34 PF $9,000,000 Cap Space $9,000,000 - - ($9,000,000) $9,000,000 8.18
EllingtonWayne Ellington 31 SG $8,000,000 Cap Space $8,000,000 - - ($8,000,000) $8,000,000 7.27
PaytonElfrid Payton 25 PG $8,000,000 Cap Space $8,000,000 - - ($8,000,000) $8,000,000 7.27
BarrettR.J. Barrett 19 SF $7,839,960 Rookie $7,839,960 - - ($7,839,960) $7,839,960 7.12
NtilikinaFrank Ntilikina 21 PG $4,855,800 Rookie $4,855,800 - - ($4,855,800) $4,855,800 4.41
Smith Jr.Dennis Smith Jr. 21 PG $4,463,640 Rookie $4,463,640 - - ($4,463,640) $4,463,640 4.06
KnoxKevin Knox 20 SF $4,380,120 Rookie $4,380,120 - - ($4,380,120) $4,380,120 3.98
BullockReggie Bullock 28 SG $4,000,000 Room $4,000,000 - - ($4,000,000) $4,000,000 3.63
DotsonDamyean Dotson 25 SG $1,618,520 Minimum $1,618,520 - - ($1,618,520) $1,618,520 1.47
RobinsonMitchell Robinson 21 C $1,559,712 MLE $1,559,712 - - ($1,559,712) $1,559,712 1.42
PinsonTheo Pinson 23 SG $1,445,697 Minimum $1,445,697 - - ($1,445,697) $1,445,697 1.31
BrazdeikisIgnas Brazdeikis 20 SF $898,310 Cap Space $898,310 - - ($898,310) $898,310 0.82


2019-20 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. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
HarperJared Harper 22 PG -       -  
WootenKenny Wooten 21 PF -       -  


2019-20 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 %
NoahJoakim Noah 34 C $6,431,667 - - - $6,431,667 5.84
TrierAllonzo Trier 23 SG $3,551,100 - - - $3,551,100 3.23


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
($767,000)
Reggie Bullock ($4,000,000)
Trade Exception $3,988,766
($3,988,766)
Marcus Morris trade with LAC 02/06/2021


2019-20 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
2019 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $110,203,043
Luxury Tax Space $22,423,957


2019-20 New York Knicks Salary Cap Totals

The Knicks 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 $100,072,995
Dead Money $9,982,767
Cap Holds $3,988,766
Total Salaries $110,055,762
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-915,762
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $100,072,995
Dead Money $9,982,767
Cap Holds $3,988,766
Total Cap Allocations $110,055,762
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-915,762



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
10/31/2021 R.J. Barrett 2022-23 Club Option $10,900,635
06/29/2022 Kevin Knox 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $7,921,301
06/29/2022 Ignas Brazdeikis 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $2,228,276
2022-23
06/29/2023 R.J. Barrett 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $14,301,633