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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.

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Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Notes
Beal Bradley Beal SG $33,724,200 $33,724,200 - - - $33,724,200 21.67 Vet Extension / Bird
SEI-Wrist
Porzingis Kristaps Porzingis PF $31,650,600 $31,650,600 - - - $31,650,600 20.34 Acquired via Trade
Caldwell-Pope Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG $13,038,862 $13,038,862 - - - $13,038,862 8.38 Acquired via Trade
Kuzma Kyle Kuzma PF $13,000,000 $13,000,000 - - - $13,000,000 8.35 Acquired via Trade
Bryant Thomas Bryant C $8,666,667 $8,666,667 - - - $8,666,667 5.57 Free Agent / Early Bird
Hachimura Rui Hachimura PF $4,916,160 $4,916,160 - - - $4,916,160 3.16 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Avdija Deni Avdija SF $4,692,840 $4,692,840 - - - $4,692,840 3.02 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Smith Ishmael Smith PG $4,500,000 $4,500,000 - - - $4,500,000 2.89 Acquired via Trade
Kispert Corey Kispert SF $3,383,640 $3,383,640 - - - $3,383,640 2.17 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Gafford Daniel Gafford PF $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.15 Acquired via Trade
Neto Raul Neto PG $1,669,178 $2,089,448 - - - $1,669,178 1.07 Free Agent / Minimum
Carey Jr. Vernon Carey Jr. C $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 0.98 Acquired via Trade
Gill Anthony Gill PF $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 0.98 Free Agent / Minimum
Todd Isaiah Todd PF $1,500,000 $1,500,000 - - - $1,500,000 0.96 Drafted / NT-MLE
Satoransky Tomas Satoransky SG $402,905 $468,119 - - - $402,905 0.26 RoS / Minimum


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.
SchakelJordan Schakel SF          
WinstonCassius Winston PG          


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 (5) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
MahinmiIan Mahinmi C - $23,175,077 Bird
LawsonTy Lawson PG - $1,669,178 Non-Bird
NapierShabazz Napier PG - $1,669,178 Early Bird
SessionsRamon Sessions PG - $1,669,178 Non-Bird
WilliamsJohnathan Williams PF - $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
($6,373,379)
Isaiah Todd ($1,500,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($3,732,000)
Trade Exception $3,980,551
($3,980,551)
Aaron Holiday trade with PHX 02/10/2023
Trade Exception $5,220,900
($5,220,900)
Montrezl Harrell trade with CHA 02/10/2023


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 $126,147,247
Current Luxury Tax Space $10,458,753


2021-22 Washington Wizards Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $143,002,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $125,963,635
Cap Holds $29,671,676
Total Cap Allocations $155,635,311
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-43,221,311
Salary Hard-Cap
2021 NBA Hard-Cap ("Luxury Tax Apron") $143,002,000
Total Hard-Cap Salaries $126,147,247
Hard-Cap Space $16,854,753




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2022-23
07/01/2022 Kyle Kuzma 2023-24 Player Option $13,000,000
07/01/2022 Ishmael Smith Guaranteed $4,725,000
10/31/2022 Corey Kispert 2023-24 Club Option $3,722,040
10/31/2022 Deni Avdija 2023-24 Club Option $6,263,188
06/29/2023 Vernon Carey Jr. 2023-24 Club Option $1,930,681
06/29/2023 Kristaps Porzingis 2023-24 Player Option $36,016,200
06/30/2023 Jordan Schakel 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $1,682,275
06/30/2023 Rui Hachimura 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $8,486,620
2023-24
07/01/2023 Spencer Dinwiddie Guaranteed $18,857,143
10/31/2023 Corey Kispert 2024-25 Club Option $5,705,888
06/29/2024 Isaiah Todd 2024-25 Club Option $1,988,598
06/30/2024 Deni Avdija 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $8,486,620
2024-25
06/30/2025 Corey Kispert 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $7,976,832