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Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards 2021-22 Salary Cap

Wizards 2021-22 Salary Cap

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

Wizards – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate

Pending Transactions!

The following players are currently pending based on a proposed trade or free agent signing. The Washington Wizards active roster will be updated once the trades/signings become official.

Player (8) From To Age Pos. Incoming Cap Outgoing Cap
WestbrookRussell Westbrook 32 PG $44,211,146
DinwiddieSpencer Dinwiddie Free Agent 28 PG $19,682,540
Caldwell-PopeKentavious Caldwell-Pope 28 SG $13,038,862
KuzmaKyle Kuzma 26 PF $13,000,000
HarrellMontrezl Harrell 27 PF $9,720,900
HutchisonChandler Hutchison 25 SF $4,019,459
HolidayAaron Holiday 25 PG $3,980,551
NetoRaul Neto Free Agent 29 PG $0

Active Roster

Player (11) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
WestbrookRussell Westbrook 32 PG $44,211,146 Bird
Supermax (35%)
$44,211,146 ($44,211,146) $44,211,146 24.46 $47,063,478
BealBradley Beal 28 SG $34,502,129 Bird $34,502,129 ($34,502,129) $34,502,129 19.09 $37,262,299
BertansDavis Bertans 28 SF $16,000,000 Bird $16,000,000 ($16,000,000) $16,000,000 8.85 $38,000,000
BryantThomas Bryant 24 C $8,666,667 Early Bird $8,666,667 ($8,666,667) $8,666,667 4.79 -
HachimuraRui Hachimura 23 PF $4,916,160 Rookie $4,916,160 ($4,916,160) $4,916,160 2.72 -
AvdijaDeni Avdija 20 SF $4,692,840 Rookie $4,692,840 ($4,692,840) $4,692,840 2.60 -
HutchisonChandler Hutchison 25 SF $4,019,459 Rookie $4,019,459 ($4,019,459) $4,019,459 2.22 -
KispertCorey Kispert 22 SF $3,383,640 Rookie $3,383,640 ($3,383,640) $3,383,640 1.87 $3,552,960
GaffordDaniel Gafford 23 PF $1,782,621 Cap Space $1,782,621 - $1,782,621 0.99 -
GillAnthony Gill 28 PF $1,517,981 Minimum $1,517,981 - $1,517,981 0.84 -
HomesleyCaleb Homesley 24 SG $1,517,981 NT-MLE $1,517,981 - $1,517,981 0.84 -


2021-22 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Wizards 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 (12) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
MahinmiIan Mahinmi 34 C Bird   - $23,175,077  
LopezRobin Lopez 33 C Non-Bird   - $8,760,000  
SmithIshmael Smith 33 PG Early Bird   - $7,800,000  
BongaIsaac Bonga 21 SF Bird   - $2,079,826  
LawsonTy Lawson 33 PG Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
LenAlex Len 28 C Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
NapierShabazz Napier 30 PG Early Bird   - $1,669,178  
NetoRaul Neto 29 PG Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
SessionsRamon Sessions 35 PG Non-Bird   - $1,669,178  
MathewsGarrison Mathews 24 SG Two-Way   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  
WinstonCassius Winston 23 PG Two-Way   $1,489,065 $1,489,065  
WilliamsJohnathan Williams 26 PF Two-Way   - $1,489,065  
Incomplete Roster Charge 1 spots 1 spots           $925,258    


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 ($143,096,000) 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 ($143,096,000), 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
($9,536,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($3,732,000)
Trade Exception $2,161,920
($2,161,920)
Moritz Wagner trade with BOS 02/11/2022
Trade Exception $8,451,384
($8,451,384)
Russell Westbrook trade with LAL 08/06/2022


2021-22 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Wizards 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 $125,394,236
Current Luxury Tax Space $11,211,764


2021-22 Washington Wizards Salary Cap Totals

The Wizards 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 $125,210,624
Cap Holds $55,553,246
Total Cap Allocations $180,763,870
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-68,349,870
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-67,424,612 — $-11,679,073

$-67,424,612
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.

$-11,679,073
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
08/07/2021 Anthony Gill Guaranteed $1,517,981
10/31/2021 Rui Hachimura 2022-23 Club Option $6,263,188
01/10/2022 Caleb Homesley Guaranteed $1,782,621
06/29/2022 Chandler Hutchison 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $5,820,176
2022-23
10/31/2022 Corey Kispert 2023-24 Club Option $3,722,040
10/31/2022 Deni Avdija 2023-24 Club Option $6,263,188
01/10/2023 Caleb Homesley Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/29/2023 Rui Hachimura 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $8,486,620
06/29/2023 Caleb Homesley 2023-24 Club Option
2023-24
10/31/2023 Corey Kispert 2024-25 Club Option $5,705,887
01/10/2024 Caleb Homesley Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/29/2024 Corey Kispert 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $7,976,830
06/29/2024 Deni Avdija 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $8,486,620