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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
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Pending Transactions!

The following players are currently pending based on a proposed trade or free agent signing. The Oklahoma City Thunder active roster will be updated once the trades/signings become official.

Player (1) From To Age Pos. Incoming Cap Outgoing Cap
MuscalaMike Muscala Free Agent 30 PF $3,365,385

Active Roster

Player (13) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
WalkerKemba Walker 31 PG $36,016,200 Sign-and-Trade
Max (30%)
$36,016,200 ($36,016,200) $36,016,200 25.74 $37,653,300
Gilgeous-AlexanderShai Gilgeous-Alexander 23 PG $29,750,000 Bird
Rookie Max Ext (25%)
$29,750,000 ($29,750,000) $29,750,000 21.27 $142,800,000
FavorsDerrick Favors 30 C $9,720,900 NT-MLE $9,720,900 ($9,720,900) $9,720,900 6.95 $10,183,800
Gilgeous-AlexanderShai Gilgeous-Alexander 23 PG $5,495,532 Rookie $5,495,532 ($5,495,532) $5,495,532 3.93 $142,800,000
DeckGabriel Deck 26 F $3,676,852 Cap Space $3,676,852 - $3,676,852 2.63 -
PokusevskiAleksej Pokusevski 19 PF $3,113,160 Rookie $3,113,160 ($3,113,160) $3,113,160 2.23 -
BazleyDarius Bazley 21 SF $2,513,040 Rookie $2,513,040 ($2,513,040) $2,513,040 1.80 -
JeromeTy Jerome 24 PG $2,412,840 Rookie $2,412,840 ($2,412,840) $2,412,840 1.72 -
MaledonTheo Maledon 20 PG $2,000,000 NT-MLE $2,000,000 ($2,000,000) $2,000,000 1.43 -
WilliamsKenrich Williams 26 SF $2,000,000 Sign-and-Trade $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 1.43 -
DortLuguentz Dort 22 SG $1,782,621 Minimum $1,782,621 ($1,782,621) $1,782,621 1.27 $1,930,681
RobyIsaiah Roby 23 SF $1,782,621 NT-MLE $1,782,621 - $1,782,621 1.27 -
Brown Jr.Charlie Brown Jr. 23 SG $1,701,593 Minimum $1,701,593 - $1,701,593 1.22 -


2021-22 Dead Cap

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

Player (3) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
SinglerKyle Singler 33 SF $999,200 - - - $999,200 0.71
PattersonPatrick Patterson 32 PF $737,066 - - - $737,066 0.53
SchofieldAdmiral Schofield 24 SF $300,000 - - - $300,000 0.21


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 (13) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
BradleyTony Bradley 23 C Bird   - $10,626,180  
GiddeyJosh Giddey 18 SG 1st Round Rookie Scale   - $5,988,000  
MannTre Mann 20 PG 1st Round Rookie Scale   - $2,901,240  
MykhailiukSviatoslav Mykhailiuk 24 SG Restricted Bird   $2,079,826 $2,079,826  
BurtonDeonte Burton 27 SF Early Bird   - $1,669,178  
ColeNorris Cole 32 PG Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
CollisonNick Collison 40 PF Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
FeltonRaymond Felton 37 PG Early Bird   - $1,669,178  
MuscalaMike Muscala 30 PF Early Bird   - $1,669,178  
HallJosh Hall 20 SF Two-Way   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  
EvansJawun Evans 25 PG Two-Way   - $1,489,065  
HerveyKevin Hervey 25 SF Two-Way   - $1,489,065  
HoardJaylen Hoard 22 F Two-Way   - $1,489,065  


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 ($143,096,000) 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 ($143,096,000), 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
($9,536,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($3,732,000)
Trade Exception $14,375,000
($332,940)
Kelly Oubre Jr. trade with GSW (Darius Miller, $7,000,000; Tony Bradley $3,542,060; Austin Rivers $3,500,000) 08/06/2021
Trade Exception $10,100,000
($379,100)
Danilo Gallinari trade with ATL (Derrick Favors, $9,720,900) 08/09/2021
Trade Exception $27,528,088
($27,528,088)
Steven Adams trade with NOP 08/09/2021
Trade Exception $1,517,981
($1,517,981)
Jalen Lecque trade with IND 08/09/2021
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 $106,081,451
Current Luxury Tax Space $30,524,549


2021-22 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 $101,965,359
Dead Money $2,036,266
Cap Holds $35,897,396
Total Cap Allocations $139,899,021
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-27,485,021
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $1,224,728 — $7,944,693

$1,224,728
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.

$7,944,693
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
08/04/2021 Isaiah Roby Guaranteed $1,782,621
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 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $7,523,383
06/29/2022 Isaiah Roby 2022-23 Club Option $1,930,681
06/30/2022 Theo Maledon 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,900,000
2022-23
07/13/2022 Austin Rivers Guaranteed $3,150,000
09/20/2022 Gabriel Deck Guaranteed $3,483,334
10/23/2022 Kenrich Williams Guaranteed $2,000,000
10/31/2022 Aleksej Pokusevski 2023-24 Club Option $5,009,633
06/29/2023 Theo Maledon 2023-24 Club Option
06/29/2023 Darius Bazley 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,205,035
06/29/2023 Ty Jerome 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,169,724
06/30/2023 Theo Maledon 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/30/2023 Gabriel Deck 2023-24 Club Option
2023-24
06/29/2024 Aleksej Pokusevski 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $7,073,602