Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns 2021-22 Salary Cap

Suns 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Phoenix Suns 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 (14) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Booker Devin Booker SG $31,650,600 $31,650,600 - - - $31,650,600 24.66 $101,500,200
($101,500,200)
Rk Extension / Bird
Paul Chris Paul PG $30,800,000 $30,800,000 - - - $30,800,000 23.99 $120,000,000
($75,000,000)
Free Agent / Bird
Ayton Deandre Ayton C $12,632,950 $12,632,950 - - - $12,632,950 9.84 $12,632,950
($12,632,950)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Crowder Jae Crowder SF $9,720,900 $9,720,900 - - - $9,720,900 7.57 $19,904,700
($19,904,700)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Saric Dario Saric PF $8,510,000 $8,510,000 - - - $8,510,000 6.63 $17,750,000
($17,750,000)
Free Agent / Bird
Knee
Payne Cameron Payne PG $6,500,000 $6,500,000 - - - $6,500,000 5.06 $19,000,000
($14,500,000)
Free Agent / Early Bird
Hamstring
Bridges Mikal Bridges SF $5,557,725 $5,557,725 - - - $5,557,725 4.33 $96,457,725
($96,457,725)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
McGee JaVale McGee C $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000 3.89 $5,000,000
($5,000,000)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Smith Jalen Smith PF $4,458,000 $4,458,000 - - - $4,458,000 3.47 $15,082,614
($4,458,000)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Johnson Cameron Johnson SF $4,437,000 $4,437,000 - - - $4,437,000 3.46 $10,324,899
($4,437,000)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Shamet Landry Shamet PG $3,768,342 $3,768,342 - - - $3,768,342 2.94 $46,268,342
($23,518,342)
Acquired via Trade
Nader Abdel Nader SF $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 1.56 $4,160,000
($2,000,000)
Free Agent / Bird
Payton Elfrid Payton PG $1,669,178 $2,239,544 - - - $1,669,178 1.30 $2,239,544
($2,239,544)
Free Agent / Minimum
Kaminsky Frank Kaminsky C $1,669,178 $2,089,448 - - - $1,669,178 1.30 $2,089,448
($2,089,448)
Free Agent / Minimum


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 (2) Pos.
HutchisonChandler Hutchison SF          
WainrightIshmail Wainright G          


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
($4,536,000)
JaVale McGee ($5,000,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($3,732,000)


2021-22 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
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $128,373,873
Current Luxury Tax Space $8,232,127


2021-22 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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $128,373,873
Total Cap Allocations $128,373,873
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-15,959,873
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-15,959,873 — $-15,959,873

$-15,959,873
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.

$-15,959,873
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
2022-23
10/31/2022 Jalen Smith 2023-24 Club Option $5,954,454
06/28/2023 Chris Paul 2023-24 Guaranteed $30,800,000
06/29/2023 Cameron Payne 2023-24 Guaranteed $6,500,000
06/30/2023 Cameron Johnson 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $8,060,534
2023-24
06/24/2024 Landry Shamet 2024-25 Guaranteed $11,000,000
06/28/2024 Chris Paul 2024-25 Guaranteed $30,000,000
06/30/2024 Jalen Smith 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $8,109,966
2024-25
06/29/2025 Landry Shamet 2025-26 Club Option $11,750,000