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Phoenix Suns 2020-21 Salary Cap

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

Suns – 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 %
BookerDevin Booker MAX 23 SG $29,467,800 Bird $29,467,800 - - ($29,467,800) $29,467,800 22.51
RubioRicky Rubio 29 PG $17,000,000 Cap Space $17,000,000 - - ($17,000,000) $17,000,000 12.98
Oubre Jr.Kelly Oubre Jr. 24 SF $14,375,000 Bird $14,375,000 - - ($14,375,000) $14,375,000 10.98
AytonDeandre Ayton 22 C $10,018,200 Rookie $10,018,200 - - ($10,018,200) $10,018,200 7.65
KaminskyFrank Kaminsky 27 PF $5,005,350 Room $5,005,350 - - - $5,005,350 3.82
BridgesMikal Bridges 24 SF $4,359,000 Rookie $4,359,000 - - ($4,359,000) $4,359,000 3.33
JohnsonCameron Johnson 24 SF $4,235,160 Rookie $4,235,160 - - ($4,235,160) $4,235,160 3.23
JeromeTy Jerome 23 PG $2,303,040 Rookie $2,303,040 - - ($2,303,040) $2,303,040 1.76
PayneCameron Payne 26 PG $1,977,011 Minimum $1,977,011 - - - $1,977,011 1.51
DialloCheick Diallo 24 PF $1,824,003 Minimum $1,824,003 - - - $1,824,003 1.39
OkoboÉlie Okobo 22 PG $1,663,861 Cap Space $1,663,861 - - ($1,663,861) $1,663,861 1.27
LecqueJalen Lecque 20 PG $1,517,981 Cap Space $1,517,981 - - ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 1.16


2020-21 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Suns 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 (4) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
SaricDario Saric 26 PF Restricted Bird   $10,445,958  
BaynesAron Baynes 33 C Bird   $10,361,232  
CarterJevon Carter 25 PG Restricted Early Bird   $1,937,273  
OwensTariq Owens 25 PF Restricted 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.

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)


2020-21 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Suns 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 $93,746,406
Luxury Tax Space $38,880,594


2020-21 Phoenix Suns Salary Cap Totals

The Suns 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 $93,746,406
Cap Holds $37,175,275
Total Salaries $130,921,681
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-21,781,681
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $93,746,406
Cap Holds $37,175,275
Total Cap Allocations $130,921,681
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-21,781,681
Practical Cap Space $20,606,718



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
07/01/2021 Jalen Lecque Guaranteed $1,782,621
10/31/2021 Ty Jerome 2022-23 Club Option $4,220,057
10/31/2021 Cameron Johnson 2022-23 Club Option $5,887,899
06/29/2022 Jalen Lecque 2022-23 Club Option
06/29/2022 Deandre Ayton 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $16,422,835
2022-23
07/01/2022 Jalen Lecque Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/29/2023 Ty Jerome 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $6,169,724
06/29/2023 Cameron Johnson 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $8,060,534