Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder 2021-22 Salary Cap

Thunder 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Oklahoma City Thunder 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (16) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Favors Derrick Favors C $9,720,900 $9,720,900 - - - $9,720,900 10.69 $19,904,700
($19,904,700)
Acquired via Trade
Giddey Josh Giddey SG $5,988,000 $5,988,000 - - - $5,988,000 6.59 $27,214,959
($12,275,280)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Gilgeous-Alexander Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG $5,495,532 $5,495,532 - - - $5,495,532 6.04 $178,045,532
($178,045,532)
Acquired via Trade
Deck Gabriel Deck F $3,676,852 $3,676,852 - - - $3,676,852 4.04 $10,643,520
($0)
RoS / Space
G'teed: $0
Muscala Mike Muscala PF $3,500,000 $3,500,000 - - - $3,500,000 3.85 $7,000,000
($3,500,000)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Pokusevski Aleksej Pokusevski PF $3,113,160 $3,113,160 - - - $3,113,160 3.42 $11,384,273
($3,113,160)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Mann Tre Mann PG $2,901,240 $2,901,240 - - - $2,901,240 3.19 $14,046,909
($5,947,440)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Bazley Darius Bazley SF $2,513,040 $2,513,040 - - - $2,513,040 2.76 $6,777,669
($2,513,040)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Jerome Ty Jerome PG $2,412,840 $2,412,840 - - - $2,412,840 2.65 $6,632,897
($2,412,840)
Acquired via Trade
Maledon Theo Maledon PG $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 2.20 $5,830,681
($2,000,000)
Drafted / NT-MLE
Robinson-Earl Jeremiah Robinson-Earl PF $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 2.20 $7,888,598
($4,000,000)
Drafted / NT-MLE
Williams Kenrich Williams SF $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 2.20 $4,000,000
($0)
Acquired via Trade
G'teed: $0
Dort Luguentz Dort SG $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.96 $3,713,302
($3,713,302)
RoS / Minimum
Roby Isaiah Roby SF $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.96 $3,713,302
($1,782,621)
Acquired via Trade
Brown Jr. Charlie Brown Jr. SG $1,701,593 $1,701,593 - - - $1,701,593 1.87 $1,701,593
($0)
RoS / Minimum
G'teed: $0
Krejci Vit Krejci PG $925,258 $925,258 - - - $925,258 1.02 $6,313,470
($1,707,017)
Drafted / NT-MLE


2021-22 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 (3) Pos.
HallJosh Hall SF          
WatsonPaul Watson SG          
WigginsAaron Wiggins SG          


2021-22 Dead/Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been released or served 10-day contracts. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (4) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
WalkerKemba Walker PG $26,238,422 - - - $26,238,422 28.85 Waived
SinglerKyle Singler SF $999,200 - - - $999,200 1.10 Waived
PattersonPatrick Patterson PF $737,066 - - - $737,066 0.81 Waived
SchofieldAdmiral Schofield SF $300,000 - - - $300,000 0.33 Waived


2021-22 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Thunder are currently over the league salary cap, these cap holds do not count against their Total Cap figure. Renouncing 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 (7) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
BurtonDeonte Burton SF - $1,669,178 Early Bird
ColeNorris Cole PG - $1,669,178 Non-Bird
CollisonNick Collison PF - $1,669,178 Non-Bird
FeltonRaymond Felton PG - $1,669,178 Early Bird
EvansJawun Evans PG - $1,489,065 Two-Way
HerveyKevin Hervey SF - $1,489,065 Two-Way
HoardJaylen Hoard F - $1,489,065 Two-Way


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 ($143,002,000) 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 ($143,002,000), 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 $9,536,000
($3,110,742)
Mike Muscala ($3,500,000), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl ($2,000,000),Vit Krejci ($925,258)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($3,732,000)
Trade Exception $12,800,000
($12,800,000)
Trevor Ariza trade with MIA 02/03/2022
Trade Exception $9,590,602
($9,590,602)
George Hill trade with PHI 02/11/2022


2021-22 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Thunder current standing in terms of the luxury tax threshold. Teams that spend over the threshold pay fines (estimated below).

Type Totals
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $79,788,345
Current Luxury Tax Space $56,817,655


2021-22 Oklahoma City Thunder Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $143,002,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $51,513,657
Dead Money $28,274,688
Cap Holds $11,143,907
Total Cap Allocations $90,932,252
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $21,481,748
Salary Hard-Cap
2021 NBA Hard-Cap ("Luxury Tax Apron") $143,002,000
Total Hard-Cap Salaries $79,788,345
Hard-Cap Space $63,213,655
Salary Cap Floor
2021 NBA Salary Cap Floor $101,173,000
Current Floor Space $21,384,655
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $34,327,248 — $68,278,788

$34,327,248
Projected Practical Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries + estimated exercised and declined options + estimated retained cap holds and draft pool cap holds.

$68,278,788
Maximum Possible Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries. All other options, cap holds, exceptions are assumed as declined, waived or renounced.





Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
10/01/2021 Austin Rivers Guaranteed $3,325,000
10/31/2021 Aleksej Pokusevski 2022-23 Club Option $3,261,480
10/31/2021 Darius Bazley 2022-23 Club Option $4,264,629
10/31/2021 Ty Jerome 2022-23 Club Option $4,220,057
12/15/2021 Kenrich Williams Guaranteed $2,000,000
01/10/2022 Gabriel Deck Guaranteed $3,676,852
01/10/2022 Charlie Brown Jr. Guaranteed $1,701,593
06/29/2022 Luguentz Dort 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/29/2022 Mike Muscala 2022-23 Club Option $3,500,000
06/29/2022 Isaiah Roby 2022-23 Club Option $1,930,681
06/30/2022 Theo Maledon 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,900,000
06/30/2022 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $7,523,383
06/30/2022 Paul Watson 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,576,305
2022-23
07/13/2022 Austin Rivers Guaranteed $3,150,000
10/23/2022 Kenrich Williams Guaranteed $2,000,000
10/31/2022 Aleksej Pokusevski 2023-24 Club Option $5,009,633
10/31/2022 Tre Mann 2023-24 Club Option $3,191,280
10/31/2022 Josh Giddey 2023-24 Club Option $6,587,160
01/10/2023 Vit Krejci Guaranteed $1,563,518
06/29/2023 Theo Maledon 2023-24 Club Option
06/30/2023 Theo Maledon 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/30/2023 Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,900,000
06/30/2023 Darius Bazley 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,205,035
06/30/2023 Gabriel Deck 2023-24 Club Option
06/30/2023 Ty Jerome 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,169,724
2023-24
10/31/2023 Tre Mann 2024-25 Club Option $4,908,189
10/31/2023 Josh Giddey 2024-25 Club Option $8,352,519
01/10/2024 Vit Krejci Guaranteed $1,836,096
06/29/2024 Vit Krejci 2024-25 Club Option
06/30/2024 Aleksej Pokusevski 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $7,073,602
06/30/2024 Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 2024-25 Club Option $1,988,598
2024-25
01/10/2025 Vit Krejci Guaranteed $1,988,598
06/30/2025 Tre Mann 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,964,720
06/30/2025 Josh Giddey 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $11,142,260