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Portland Trail Blazers 2020-21 Salary Cap

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

Trail Blazers – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Estimate
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (14) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
LillardDamian Lillard MAX 30 PG $31,626,953 Bird $31,626,953 - - ($31,626,953) $31,626,953 23.96
McCollumC.J. McCollum 29 SG $29,354,152 Bird $29,354,152 - - ($29,354,152) $29,354,152 22.24
NurkicJusuf Nurkic 26 C $14,138,889 Bird $12,888,889 - $1,250,000 ($12,888,889) $14,138,889 10.71
CovingtonRobert Covington 29 SF $12,138,345 Cap Space $12,138,345 - - ($12,138,345) $12,138,345 9.20
HoodRodney Hood 27 SG $10,047,450 Early Bird $10,047,450 - - ($10,047,450) $10,047,450 7.61
Jones Jr.Derrick Jones Jr. 23 SF $9,258,000 MLE $9,258,000 - - ($9,258,000) $9,258,000 7.01
CollinsZach Collins 22 C $5,406,255 Rookie $5,406,255 - - ($5,406,255) $5,406,255 4.10
KanterEnes Kanter 28 C $5,005,350 Room $5,005,350 - - ($5,005,350) $5,005,350 3.79
SimonsAnfernee Simons 21 SG $2,252,040 Rookie $2,252,040 - - ($2,252,040) $2,252,040 1.71
LittleNassir Little 20 SF $2,210,640 Rookie $2,210,640 - - ($2,210,640) $2,210,640 1.67
Trent Jr.Gary Trent Jr. 21 SG $1,663,861 MLE $1,663,861 - - ($1,663,861) $1,663,861 1.26
AnthonyCarmelo Anthony 36 SF $1,620,564 Minimum $2,564,753 - - ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.23
GilesHarry Giles 22 PF $1,620,564 Minimum $1,678,854 - - ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.23
EllebyCJ Elleby 20 SF $898,310 Minimum $898,310 - - ($898,310) $898,310 0.68


2020-21 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) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
BlevinsKeljin Blevins 24 G -       -  


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 %
NicholsonAndrew Nicholson 30 PF $2,844,430 - - - $2,844,430 2.15
VarejaoAnderson Varejao 38 PF $1,913,345 - - - $1,913,345 1.45


2020-21 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Trail Blazers 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 (3) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
SwaniganCaleb Swanigan 23 PF Bird   $3,665,787  
HoardJaylen Hoard 21 F Restricted Non-Bird   $1,737,274  
BrownMoses Brown 20 C Restricted Non-Bird   $1,544,548  


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
($0)
Derrick Jones Jr.
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($3,623,000)
Trade Exception $7,069,662
($2,302,662)
Kent Bazemore trade with SAC (Enes Kanter, $4,767,000) 03/08/2021
Trade Exception $2,338,847
($2,338,847)
Skal Labissiere trade with ATL 03/20/2021


2020-21 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Trail Blazers 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 $131,999,148
Luxury Tax Space $627,852
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Apron $138,928,000
Luxury Tax Apron Space $6,928,852


2020-21 Portland Trail Blazers Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $138,928,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Total
Active Roster Cap $127,241,373
Dead Money $4,757,775
Cap Holds $15,212,118
Total Salaries $131,999,148
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-38,071,266
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $127,241,373
Dead Money $4,757,775
Cap Holds $15,212,118
Total Cap Allocations $131,999,148
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-38,071,266
Practical Cap Space $-22,859,148



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
07/01/2021 Jusuf Nurkic Guaranteed $12,000,000
06/29/2022 Anfernee Simons 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $5,758,552