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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 (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Notes
Booker Devin Booker SG $31,650,600 $31,650,600 - - - $31,650,600 23.67 Rk Extension / Bird
Paul Chris Paul PG $30,800,000 $30,800,000 - - - $30,800,000 23.03 Free Agent / Bird
Ayton Deandre Ayton C $12,632,950 $12,632,950 - - - $12,632,950 9.45 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Crowder Jae Crowder SF $9,720,900 $9,720,900 - - - $9,720,900 7.27 Free Agent / NT-MLE
Saric Dario Saric PF $8,510,000 $8,510,000 - - - $8,510,000 6.36 Free Agent / Bird
Knee
Payne Cameron Payne PG $6,500,000 $6,500,000 - - - $6,500,000 4.86 Free Agent / Early Bird
Bridges Mikal Bridges SF $5,557,725 $5,557,725 - - - $5,557,725 4.16 Drafted / Rookie Scale
McGee JaVale McGee C $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000 3.74 Free Agent / NT-MLE
Craig Torrey Craig SF $4,878,049 $4,878,049 - - - $4,878,049 3.65 Acquired via Trade
Johnson Cameron Johnson SF $4,437,000 $4,437,000 - - - $4,437,000 3.32 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Holiday Aaron Holiday PG $3,980,551 $3,980,551 - - - $3,980,551 2.98 Acquired via Trade
Shamet Landry Shamet PG $3,768,342 $3,768,342 - - - $3,768,342 2.82 Acquired via Trade
Payton Elfrid Payton PG $1,669,178 $2,239,544 - - - $1,669,178 1.25 Free Agent / Minimum
Biyombo Bismack Biyombo C $863,368 $1,366,392 - - - $863,368 0.65 RoS / Minimum
Wainright Ishmail Wainright G $8,558 $8,558 - - - $8,558 0.01 RoS / 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 (1) Pos.
LundbergGabriel Lundberg G          


2021-22 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
NaderAbdel Nader SF $2,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 1.50 Waived
KaminskyFrank Kaminsky C $2,089,448 - - - $1,669,178 1.25 Waived
JacksonJustin Jackson SF $102,831 - - - $95,930 0.07 10-day
BiyomboBismack Biyombo C $151,821 - - - - 0.00 10-day
JacksonJustin Jackson SF $102,831 - - - - 0.00 10-day
TerryEmanuel Terry F $85,578 - - - - 0.00 10-day
BassParis Bass G $53,176 - - - - 0.00 10-day
BassParis Bass G $53,176 - - - - 0.00 10-day
WalkerM.J. Walker SF $53,176 - - - - 0.00 10-day


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
($3,597,517)
JaVale McGee ($5,000,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($2,959,862)


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 $133,743,364
Current Luxury Tax Space $2,862,636


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 $129,977,221
Dead Money $3,765,108
Total Cap Allocations $133,742,329
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-21,328,329




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
6/30/2022 Gabriel Lundberg 2022-23 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,602,798
6/30/2022 Ishmail Wainright 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,816,044
6/30/2022 Deandre Ayton 2022-23 Qualifying Offer — extended/tendered $16,422,835
10/31/2022 Jalen Smith 2023-24 Club Option — voided via 2022-23 Club Option declined $5,954,454
6/28/2023 Chris Paul 2023-24 Guaranteed $30,800,000
6/29/2023 Cameron Payne 2023-24 Guaranteed $6,500,000
6/30/2023 Cameron Johnson 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $8,060,534
6/24/2024 Landry Shamet 2024-25 Guaranteed $11,000,000
6/28/2024 Chris Paul 2024-25 Guaranteed $30,000,000
6/29/2025 Landry Shamet 2025-26 Club Option $11,750,000