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Phoenix Mercury 2021 Salary Cap

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

Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (11) Age Pos. YOE Contract Type Protection Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
Diggins-SmithSkylar Diggins-Smith 31 G 7 Extension Protected $221,450 ($684,480) $221,450 16.37
GrinerBrittney Griner 30 C 8 Extension Protected $221,450 ($449,350) $221,450 16.37
TaurasiDiana Taurasi 39 G 16 Free Agent Protected $221,450 ($449,544) $221,450 16.37
HartleyBria Hartley 28 G 7 Free Agent Protected $190,550 ($386,550) $190,550 14.08
VaughnKia Vaughn 34 C 11 Free Agent Unprotected $110,000 - $110,000 8.13
NurseKia Nurse 25 G 3 Entry Level Unprotected $70,040 - $70,040 5.18
WalkerMegan Walker 22 F 1 Entry Level Unprotected $63,751 - $63,751 4.71
CunninghamSophie Cunningham 24 G 2 Entry Level Unprotected $58,710 - $58,710 4.34
PeddyShey Peddy 32 G 2 Free Agent Unprotected $58,710 - $58,710 4.34
SmithAlanna Smith 24 F 2 Entry Level Unprotected $58,710 - $58,710 4.34
TurnerBrianna Turner 25 F 2 Entry Level Unprotected $58,710 - $58,710 4.34




2021 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 Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
GoreckiHaley Gorecki 24 G $12,978 - - $12,978 0.96
BurdickCierra Burdick 27 F $6,635 - - $6,635 0.49


2021 Phoenix Mercury Salary Cap Totals

Cap Type Total
Active Roster Cap $1,333,531
Dead Money $19,613
Cap Holds -
Total Salaries $1,353,144
2021 WNBA Salary Cap Max $1,339,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-14,144
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $1,333,531
Dead Money $19,613
Total Cap Allocations $1,353,144
2021 WNBA Salary Cap Floor $1,120,770
Above Cap Floor $232,374
2021 WNBA Salary Cap Max $1,339,000
Cap Max Space $-14,144