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Portland Trail Blazers 2018 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Portland Trail Blazers 2018-19 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player (15) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
LillardDamian Lillard 28 PG Bird $27,977,689 - - ($89,406,963) $27,977,689 21.26
McCollumC.J. McCollum 26 SG Bird $25,759,766 - - ($82,800,000) $25,759,766 19.58
TurnerEvan Turner 29 SG Cap Space $17,868,852 - - ($36,475,409) $17,868,852 13.58
NurkicJusuf Nurkic 23 C Bird $11,111,111 - - ($40,000,000) $11,111,111 8.44
HarklessMaurice Harkless 25 SF Bird $10,337,079 - $500,000 ($21,348,315) $10,837,079 8.24
LeonardMeyers Leonard 26 PF Bird $10,595,506 - - ($21,882,022) $10,595,506 8.05
AminuAl-Farouq Aminu 27 SF Cap Space $6,957,105 - - ($6,957,105) $6,957,105 5.29
CollinsZach Collins 20 C Rookie $3,628,920 - - ($3,628,920) $3,628,920 2.76
CurrySeth Curry 27 SG MLE $2,750,000 - - ($5,500,000) $2,750,000 2.09
SimonsAnfernee Simons 19 SG Rookie $1,835,520 - - ($3,985,080) $1,835,520 1.39
SwaniganCaleb Swanigan 21 PF Rookie $1,740,000 - - ($1,740,000) $1,740,000 1.32
BaldwinWade Baldwin 22 PG Minimum $1,544,951 - - - $1,544,951 1.17
LaymanJake Layman 24 SF Cap Space $1,544,951 - - ($1,544,951) $1,544,951 1.17
StauskasNik Stauskas 24 SG Minimum $1,621,415 - - ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.15
Trent Jr.Gary Trent Jr. 19 SG MLE $838,464 - - ($3,919,177) $838,464 0.64


2018-19 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (3) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
NicholsonAndrew Nicholson 28 PF $2,844,430 - - - $2,844,430 2.16
VarejaoAnderson Varejao 35 PF $1,913,345 - - - $1,913,345 1.45
EzeliFestus Ezeli 28 C $333,333 - - - $333,333 0.25


2018-19 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 (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
ConnaughtonPat Connaughton 25 SG Bird         $1,839,228  


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 ($129,733,000) and can be used for contracts up to 4 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 Amount Remaining Reason/Notes Expire Date
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $8,641,000 $5,052,536 Seth Curry ($2,750,000), Gary Trent Jr. (est. $838,464)
Trade Exception $12,969,502 $12,969,502 Allen Crabbe trade with BKN 07/25/2018
Trade Exception $3,505,233 $3,505,233 Noah Vonleh trade with CHI 02/08/2019


2018-19 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
2018 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $123,733,000
Total Taxable Salaries $131,593,623
Luxury Tax Space $-7,860,623
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $12,506,092


2018-19 Portland Trail Blazers Salary Cap Totals

The Trail Blazers 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 $126,502,515
Dead Money $5,091,108
Cap Holds $23,366,499
Total Salaries $131,593,623
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-29,724,623
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $126,502,515
Dead Money $5,091,108
Cap Holds $23,366,499
Total Cap Allocations $131,593,623
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Cap Max Space $-29,724,623
Practical Cap Space $-29,724,623