Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers 2025-26 Salary Cap

Trail Blazers 2025-26 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Portland Trail Blazers 2025 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 (4) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap
Figure
Cap %
Team
Cap %
League
Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Lillard Damian Lillard PG $58,545,211 $58,545,211 - - - $58,545,211 37.19 39.63 $121,774,039
($121,774,039)
Vet Extension / Bird
Simons Anfernee Simons SG $27,678,571 $27,678,571 - - - $27,678,571 17.58 18.74 $27,678,571
($27,678,571)
Free Agent / Bird
Nurkic Jusuf Nurkic C $19,375,000 $19,375,000 - - - $19,375,000 12.31 13.11 $19,375,000
($19,375,000)
Free Agent / Bird
Sharpe Shaedon Sharpe SG $8,399,983 $8,399,983 - - - $8,399,983 5.34 5.69 $8,399,983
($0)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
G'teed: $0


2025-26 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
LouzadaDidi Louzada SF $268,032 - - - $268,032 0.17 Waived


2025-26 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 (7) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
Payton IIGary Payton II PG - $17,347,000 Bird
JohnsonKeon Johnson SG $6,447,454 $13,422,873 Restricted Bird
SwaniganCaleb Swanigan PF - $3,863,004 Bird - 4th Year Rookie Scale
WalkerJabari Walker PF $2,524,624 $2,524,624 Restricted Bird
Hollis-JeffersonRondae Hollis-Jefferson SF - $2,097,052 Non-Bird
WatfordTrendon Watford SF - $2,011,680 Bird
LeafTJ Leaf PF - $1,870,770 Two-Way
Incomplete Roster Charge 8 spots 8 spots       $0  


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 Reason (Used On) Original Available
Trade
2/06/2023
Robert Covington trade with LAC
$6,519,792 $6,519,792
Trade
2/08/2023
CJ McCollum trade with LAC
(Jerami Grant, $20,955,000)
$20,864,198 $0
Trade
2/09/2023
Nickeil Alexander-Walker trade with UTH
$3,261,480 $3,261,480


2025-26 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
2025 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $178,605,000
Total Taxable Salaries $114,266,797
Current Luxury Tax Space $64,338,203


2025-26 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 $113,998,765
Dead Money $268,032
Cap Holds $43,137,003
Total Cap Allocations $157,403,800
Salary Cap Maximum
2025 NBA Salary Cap Max $147,735,000
Current Cap Space $-9,668,800
Salary Cap Floor
2025 NBA Salary Cap Floor $132,961,500
Current Floor Space $18,694,703
 

2025-26 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $41,868,186 — $42,136,218

$41,868,186
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.

$42,136,218
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
10/31/2024 Shaedon Sharpe 2025-26 Club Option $8,399,983
6/29/2025 Jabari Walker 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $2,524,624
6/30/2025 Keon Johnson 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $6,447,454
6/29/2026 Shaedon Sharpe 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $11,264,377
6/29/2026 Damian Lillard 2026-27 Player Option $63,228,828