Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder 2022-23 Salary Cap

Thunder 2022-23 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Oklahoma City Thunder 2022 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
Gilgeous-Alexander Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG $30,500,000 $30,500,000 - - - $30,500,000 21.64 $176,900,000
($176,900,000)
Rk Extension / Bird
Favors Derrick Favors C $10,183,800 $10,183,800 - - - $10,183,800 7.23 $10,183,800
($10,183,800)
Acquired via Trade
Green JaMychal Green PF $8,200,000 $8,200,000 - $200,000 - $8,200,000 5.82 $8,200,000
($8,200,000)
Acquired via Trade
Giddey Josh Giddey SG $6,287,400 $6,287,400 - - - $6,287,400 4.46 $21,226,807
($6,287,400)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Bazley Darius Bazley SF $4,264,629 $4,264,629 - - - $4,264,629 3.03 $4,264,629
($4,264,629)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Jerome Ty Jerome PG $4,220,057 $4,220,057 - - - $4,220,057 2.99 $4,220,057
($4,220,057)
Acquired via Trade
Muscala Mike Muscala PF $3,500,000 $3,500,000 - - - $3,500,000 2.48 $3,500,000
($3,500,000)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Pokusevski Aleksej Pokusevski PF $3,261,480 $3,261,480 - - - $3,261,480 2.31 $8,271,113
($3,261,480)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Mann Tre Mann PG $3,046,200 $3,046,200 - - - $3,046,200 2.16 $11,145,973
($3,046,200)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Robinson-Earl Jeremiah Robinson-Earl PF $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 1.42 $5,888,598
($2,000,000)
Drafted / NT-MLE
Williams Kenrich Williams SF $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 1.42 $2,000,000
($0)
Acquired via Trade
G'teed: $0
Dort Luguentz Dort SG $1,930,681 $1,930,681 - - - $1,930,681 1.37 - RoS / Minimum
G'teed: $0
Roby Isaiah Roby SF $1,930,681 $1,930,681 - - - $1,930,681 1.37 $1,930,681
($0)
Acquired via Trade
G'teed: $0
Maledon Theo Maledon PG $1,900,000 $1,900,000 - - - $1,900,000 1.35 $3,830,681
($0)
Drafted / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Krejci Vit Krejci PG $1,563,518 $1,563,518 - - - $1,563,518 1.11 $5,388,212
($781,759)
Drafted / NT-MLE
G'teed: $781,759
Wiggins Aaron Wiggins SG $1,563,518 $1,563,518 - - - $1,563,518 1.11 $5,388,212
($0)
RoS / Space
G'teed: $0


2022-23 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) Pos.
Waters IIILindy Waters III SG          


2022-23 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 (2) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
WalkerKemba Walker PG $27,431,078 - - - $27,431,078 19.47 Waived
SinglerKyle Singler SF $999,200 - - - $999,200 0.71 Waived


2022-23 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 (10) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
HolmgrenChet Holmgren C $9,759,000 $9,759,000 1st Round pick
WilliamsJalen Williams SG $4,283,280 $4,283,280 1st Round Pick
BurtonDeonte Burton SF - $1,811,516 Early Bird
ColeNorris Cole PG - $1,811,516 Non-Bird
CollisonNick Collison PF - $1,811,516 Non-Bird
FeltonRaymond Felton PG - $1,811,516 Early Bird
FrazierMelvin Frazier SF $1,616,044 $1,616,044 Two-Way
EvansJawun Evans PG - $1,616,044 Two-Way
HerveyKevin Hervey SF - $1,616,044 Two-Way
DiengOusmane Dieng SF - - 1st Round Pick


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 ($155,196,200) 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 ($155,196,200), 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 $10,264,000
($10,264,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $4,017,000
($4,017,000)


2022-23 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
2022 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $149,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $114,782,242
Current Luxury Tax Space $34,217,758


2022-23 Oklahoma City Thunder Salary Cap Totals

The Thunder 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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $86,351,964
Dead Money $28,430,278
Cap Holds $26,136,476
Total Cap Allocations $140,918,718
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $122,000,000
Current Cap Space $-18,918,718
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-8,565,048 — $32,353,359

$-8,565,048
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.

$32,353,359
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
6/29/2022 Derrick Favors 2022-23 Player Option — exercised, 5/17/22 $10,183,800
6/29/2022 Luguentz Dort 2022-23 Club Option $1,930,681
6/29/2022 Mike Muscala 2022-23 Club Option $3,500,000
6/29/2022 Isaiah Roby 2022-23 Club Option $1,930,681
6/30/2022 Melvin Frazier 2022-23 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,616,044
6/30/2022 Theo Maledon 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,900,000
10/23/2022 Kenrich Williams 2022-23 Guaranteed — Opening Night $2,000,000
10/31/2022 Aleksej Pokusevski 2023-24 Club Option $5,009,633
10/31/2022 Tre Mann 2023-24 Club Option $3,191,400
10/31/2022 Josh Giddey 2023-24 Club Option $6,587,040
1/10/2023 Vit Krejci 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,563,518
6/29/2023 Theo Maledon 2023-24 Club Option — TBD
6/30/2023 Lindy Waters III 2023-24 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,655,120
6/30/2023 Theo Maledon 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,930,681
6/30/2023 Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,900,000
6/30/2023 Darius Bazley 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,205,035
6/30/2023 Ty Jerome 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,169,724
10/31/2023 Tre Mann 2024-25 Club Option $4,908,373
10/31/2023 Josh Giddey 2024-25 Club Option $8,352,367
1/10/2024 Aaron Wiggins 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,836,096
1/10/2024 Vit Krejci 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,836,096
6/29/2024 Aaron Wiggins 2024-25 Club Option
6/29/2024 Vit Krejci 2024-25 Club Option
6/30/2024 Aleksej Pokusevski 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $7,073,602
6/30/2024 Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 2024-25 Club Option $1,988,598
1/10/2025 Aaron Wiggins 2024-25 Guaranteed $1,988,598
1/10/2025 Vit Krejci 2024-25 Guaranteed $1,988,598
6/30/2025 Tre Mann 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,964,981
6/30/2025 Josh Giddey 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $11,142,058