Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers 2022-23 Salary Cap

Trail Blazers 2022-23 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Portland Trail Blazers 2022 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 (9) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Lillard Damian Lillard PG $42,492,492 $42,492,492 - - - $42,492,492 25.41 $136,920,252
($136,920,252)
Vet Extension / Bird
Bledsoe Eric Bledsoe PG $19,375,000 $19,375,000 - - - $19,375,000 11.58 $19,375,000
($3,900,000)
Acquired via Trade
G'teed: $3,900,000
Hart Josh Hart SG $12,960,000 $12,960,000 - - - $12,960,000 7.75 $25,920,000
($0)
Acquired via Trade
G'teed: $0
Little Nassir Little SF $4,171,548 $4,171,548 - - - $4,171,548 2.49 $4,171,548
($4,171,548)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Winslow Justise Winslow SF $4,097,561 $4,097,561 - - - $4,097,561 2.45 $4,097,561
($4,097,561)
Acquired via Trade
Johnson Keon Johnson SG $2,681,040 $2,681,040 - - - $2,681,040 1.60 $9,964,051
($2,681,040)
Acquired via Trade
Louzada Didi Louzada SF $1,876,222 $1,876,222 - - - $1,876,222 1.12 $5,899,434
($1,876,222)
Acquired via Trade
Brown III Greg Brown III PF $1,563,518 $1,563,518 - - - $1,563,518 0.93 $3,399,614
($1,563,518)
Drafted / NT-MLE
Watford Trendon Watford SF $1,563,518 $1,563,518 - - - $1,563,518 0.93 $5,388,212
($1,563,518)
RoS / NT-MLE


2022-23 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.
WilliamsBrandon Williams PG          


2022-23 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 $2,844,430 - - - $2,844,430 1.70 Waived


2022-23 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 (10) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
InglesJoe Ingles SF - $19,554,546 Bird
NurkicJusuf Nurkic C - $18,000,000 Bird
SimonsAnfernee Simons SG $5,758,552 $11,816,454 Restricted Bird
SwaniganCaleb Swanigan PF - $3,863,004 Bird - 4th Year Rookie Scale
EllebyCJ Elleby SF $2,011,516 $2,011,516 Restricted Early Bird
HughesElijah Hughes SF $2,011,516 $2,011,516 Restricted Early Bird
BlevinsKeljin Blevins G $1,811,516 $1,811,516 Two-Way
Hollis-JeffersonRondae Hollis-Jefferson SF - $1,811,516 Non-Bird
McLemoreBen McLemore SF - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
LeafTJ Leaf PF - $1,616,044 Two-Way
Incomplete Roster Charge 3 spots 3 spots       $2,859,036  
Round 1, Pick #6       $6,498,600  
Round 2, Pick #36       -  
Round 2, Pick #57       -  


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 ($155,196,200) 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 ($155,196,200), 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 $10,264,000
($10,264,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $4,017,000
($4,017,000)
Trade Exception $6,519,792
($6,519,792)
Robert Covington trade with LAC 02/04/2023
Trade Exception $20,864,198
($20,864,198)
CJ McCollum trade with LAC 02/08/2023
Trade Exception $3,261,480
($3,261,480)
Nickeil Alexander-Walker trade with UTH 02/09/2023


2022-23 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
2022 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $149,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $93,814,449
Current Luxury Tax Space $55,185,551


2022-23 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 $90,780,899
Dead Money $2,844,430
Cap Holds $73,620,718
Total Cap Allocations $167,246,047
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $122,000,000
Current Cap Space $-45,246,047
Salary Cap Floor
2022 NBA Salary Cap Floor $109,800,000
Current Floor Space $16,174,671
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $21,113,593 — $48,390,441

$21,113,593
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.

$48,390,441
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 Keon Johnson 2023-24 Club Option $2,808,720
06/30/2023 Brandon Williams 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $1,655,120
06/30/2023 Trendon Watford 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,836,096
06/30/2023 Nickeil Alexander-Walker 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $7,073,602
2023-24
07/01/2023 Didi Louzada Guaranteed $1,965,566
08/01/2023 Greg Brown III Guaranteed $1,836,096
10/31/2023 Keon Johnson 2024-25 Club Option $4,474,291
06/30/2024 Trendon Watford 2024-25 Club Option $1,988,598
06/30/2024 Didi Louzada 2024-25 Guaranteed $2,057,646
06/30/2024 Greg Brown III 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $2,295,120
2024-25
06/30/2025 Keon Johnson 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,447,454