Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers 2021-22 Salary Cap

Trail Blazers 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Portland Trail Blazers 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Trail Blazers – The Athletic

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
Lillard Damian Lillard PG $39,344,900 $39,344,900 - - - $39,344,900 26.54 $176,265,152
($176,265,152)
Vet Extension / Bird
McCollum C.J. McCollum SG $30,864,198 $30,864,198 - - - $30,864,198 20.82 $100,000,000
($100,000,000)
Vet Extension / Bird
Powell Norman Powell SG $15,517,242 $15,517,242 - - - $15,517,242 10.47 $90,000,000
($90,000,000)
Free Agent / Bird
Covington Robert Covington PF $12,975,471 $12,975,471 - - - $12,975,471 8.75 $12,975,471
($12,975,471)
Acquired via Trade
Nurkic Jusuf Nurkic C $12,000,000 $12,000,000 - $1,250,000 - $12,000,000 8.10 $12,000,000
($12,000,000)
/ Bird
Nance Jr. Larry Nance Jr. PF $10,690,909 $10,690,909 - - - $10,690,909 7.21 $20,363,636
($20,363,636)
Acquired via Trade
Simons Anfernee Simons SG $3,938,818 $3,938,818 - - - $3,938,818 2.66 $3,938,818
($3,938,818)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Little Nassir Little SF $2,316,240 $2,316,240 - - - $2,316,240 1.56 $6,487,788
($6,487,788)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
McLemore Ben McLemore SF $1,669,178 $2,389,641 - - - $1,669,178 1.13 $2,389,641
($2,389,641)
Free Agent / Minimum
Snell Tony Snell SG $1,669,178 $2,389,641 - - - $1,669,178 1.13 $2,389,641
($2,389,641)
Free Agent / Minimum
Foot
Zeller Cody Zeller C $1,669,178 $2,389,641 - - - $1,669,178 1.13 $2,389,641
($2,389,641)
Free Agent / Minimum
Smith Jr. Dennis Smith Jr. PG $1,669,178 $1,789,256 - - - $1,669,178 1.13 $1,789,256
($0)
/ Minimum
G'teed: $0
Elleby CJ Elleby SF $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.02 $1,517,981
($1,517,981)
Drafted / Minimum
Brown III Greg Brown III PF $925,258 $925,258 - - - $925,258 0.62 $4,324,872
($2,488,776)
Drafted / NT-MLE


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.
BlevinsKeljin Blevins G          
WatfordTrendon Watford SF          


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 (1) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
NicholsonAndrew Nicholson PF $2,844,429 - - - $2,844,429 1.92 Waived


2021-22 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. Renouncing 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) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
SwaniganCaleb Swanigan PF - $3,665,787 Bird - 4th Year Rookie Scale
LeafTJ Leaf PF - $1,789,256 Two-Way
Hollis-JeffersonRondae Hollis-Jefferson SF - $1,669,178 Non-Bird
BlevinsKeljin Blevins G - $1,489,065 Two-Way


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
($8,610,742)
Greg Brown III ($925,258)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($3,732,000)
Trade Exception $1,663,861
($1,663,861)
Gary Trent Jr trade with TOR 02/11/2022


2021-22 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
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $139,612,158
Current Luxury Tax Space $-3,006,158
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $4,509,237


2021-22 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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $136,767,729
Dead Money $2,844,429
Cap Holds $8,613,286
Total Cap Allocations $148,225,444
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-35,811,444
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-34,142,266 — $-22,684,551

$-34,142,266
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.

$-22,684,551
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
2021-22
01/10/2022 Dennis Smith Jr. Guaranteed $1,789,256
06/30/2022 Anfernee Simons 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $5,758,552
06/30/2022 Keljin Blevins 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,576,305
2023-24
08/01/2023 Greg Brown III Guaranteed $1,836,096
06/30/2024 Greg Brown III 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $2,295,120