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Oklahoma City Thunder 2020-21 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Oklahoma City Thunder 2020-21 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Thunder – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Estimate
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (12) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
PaulChris Paul MAX 35 PG $41,358,814 Bird $41,358,814 - - ($41,358,814) $41,358,814 22.28
AdamsSteven Adams 27 C $27,528,090 Bird $27,528,090 - - ($27,528,090) $27,528,090 14.83
SchröderDennis Schröder 27 PG $15,500,000 Bird $15,500,000 - - ($15,500,000) $15,500,000 8.35
Gilgeous-AlexanderShai Gilgeous-Alexander 22 PG $4,141,320 Rookie $4,141,320 - - ($4,141,320) $4,141,320 2.23
FergusonTerrance Ferguson 22 SG $3,944,013 Rookie $3,944,013 - - ($3,944,013) $3,944,013 2.12
BazleyDarius Bazley 20 SF $2,399,160 Rookie $2,399,160 - - ($2,399,160) $2,399,160 1.29
MuscalaMike Muscala 29 PF $2,283,034 Minimum $2,283,034 - - ($2,283,034) $2,283,034 1.23
NaderAbdel Nader 27 SF $1,752,950 Cap Space $1,752,950 - - - $1,752,950 0.94
BurtonDeonte Burton 26 SF $1,663,861 Minimum $1,663,861 - - - $1,663,861 0.90
DialloHamidou Diallo 22 SG $1,663,861 Mini MLE $1,663,861 - - - $1,663,861 0.90
DortLuguentz Dort 21 SG $1,517,981 Minimum $1,517,981 - - ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 0.82
RobyIsaiah Roby 22 PF $1,517,981 MLE $1,517,981 - - ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 0.82


2020-21 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 %
SinglerKyle Singler 32 SF $999,200 - - - $999,200 0.54
PattersonPatrick Patterson 31 PF $737,067 - - - $737,067 0.40


2020-21 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. Denouncing 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 (5) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
GallinariDanilo Gallinari 32 SF Bird   $33,923,339  
RobersonAndre Roberson 28 SG Bird   $16,111,110  
NoelNerlens Noel 26 C Early Bird   $1,737,274  
HerveyKevin Hervey 24 SF Restricted Non-Bird   $1,549,812  
HallDevon Hall 25 SG Non-Bird   $1,549,812  


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 ($138,928,000) 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 ($138,928,000), 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 $9,258,000
($9,258,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($3,623,000)
Trade Exception $1,544,951
($1,544,951)
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot with CHI 02/01/2020
Trade Exception $9,346,153
($9,346,153)
Jerami Grant trade with DEN 07/08/2020


2020-21 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
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $107,007,332
Luxury Tax Space $25,619,668


2020-21 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 Total
Active Roster Cap $105,271,065
Dead Money $1,736,267
Cap Holds $78,643,451
Total Salaries $185,650,783
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-76,510,783
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $105,271,065
Dead Money $1,736,267
Cap Holds $78,643,451
Total Cap Allocations $185,650,783
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-76,510,783
Practical Cap Space $4,518,410



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
10/31/2021 Darius Bazley 2022-23 Club Option $4,264,629
06/29/2022 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $7,523,383
06/29/2022 Luguentz Dort 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,930,681
2022-23
06/29/2023 Darius Bazley 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,205,035