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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.

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Player (10) 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 18.12
McCollumC.J. McCollum 29 SG $29,354,152 Bird $29,354,152 - - ($29,354,152) $29,354,152 16.82
NurkicJusuf Nurkic 26 C $14,138,889 Bird $12,888,889 - $1,250,000 ($12,888,889) $14,138,889 8.10
ArizaTrevor Ariza 35 SF $12,800,000 Cap Space $12,800,000 - - ($1,800,000) $12,800,000 7.33
HoodRodney Hood 27 SG $6,003,900 Mini MLE $6,003,900 - - ($6,003,900) $6,003,900 3.44
CollinsZach Collins 22 C $5,406,255 Rookie $5,406,255 - - ($5,406,255) $5,406,255 3.10
SimonsAnfernee Simons 21 SG $2,252,040 Rookie $2,252,040 - - ($2,252,040) $2,252,040 1.29
LittleNassir Little 20 SF $2,210,640 Rookie $2,210,640 - - ($2,210,640) $2,210,640 1.27
HezonjaMario Hezonja 25 SG $1,923,136 Minimum $1,923,136 - - ($1,923,136) $1,923,136 1.10
Trent Jr.Gary Trent Jr. 21 SG $1,663,861 MLE $1,663,861 - - ($1,663,861) $1,663,861 0.95


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 1.63
VarejaoAnderson Varejao 38 PF $1,913,345 - - - $1,913,345 1.10


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 (6) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
WhitesideHassan Whiteside 31 C Bird         $40,639,529  
SwaniganCaleb Swanigan 23 PF Bird         $3,665,787  
GabrielWenyen Gabriel 23 PF Restricted Non-Bird         $1,749,812  
HoardJaylen Hoard 21 F Restricted Non-Bird         $1,737,274  
AnthonyCarmelo Anthony 36 SF Non-Bird         $1,737,274  
BrownMoses Brown 20 C         $1,544,548  
Incomplete Roster Charge
(2 spots)
          $1,919,466  


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.

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
Trade Exception $7,069,662
($7,069,662)
Kent Bazemore trade with SAC 01/21/2021
Trade Exception $2,338,847
($2,338,847)
Skal Labissiere trade with ATL 02/06/2021


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 $139,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $112,137,601
Luxury Tax Space $26,862,399


2020-21 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 $107,379,826
Dead Money $4,757,775
Cap Holds $62,402,199
Total Salaries $174,539,800
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $115,000,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-59,539,800
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $107,379,826
Dead Money $4,757,775
Cap Holds $62,402,199
Total Cap Allocations $174,539,800
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $115,000,000
Cap Max Space $-59,539,800



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