|Wilson Chandler||12,800,562||Player Option|
|Darrell Arthur||7,464,912||Player Option|
|Devin Harris||8,364,837||Cap Hold|
|Will Barton||6,713,333||Cap Hold|
|Nikola Jokic||1,600,520||Team Option *see note|
|Richard Jefferson||1,499,698||Cap Hold|
|Monte Morris||Two Way|
|Torrey Craig (Two-Way)||1,337,872||Cap Hold (RFA)|
|Non-Tax Paying MLE||8,567,000 (likely)||Projection|
|Projected Draft Pick||2,516,900||13th projection|
|IRC**see note below||2,493,933||for max space|
|118,341,217||***see note below|
|w/o Exceptions||88,076,301||guaranteed + IRC|
|w/o Exceptions||12,923,699||max space (unlikely)****see note below|
*Nikola Jokic’s team option could be declined. Jokic as a 2nd round pick, is in the last season of eligibility for restricted free agency. If the option is accepted, Denver runs the risk of Jokic entering unrestricted free agency in 2019. If declined, Denver can then make Jokic a restricted free agent this off-season.
** IRC stands for “incomplete roster charge”. This happens when teams fall below 12 players under contract. For every spot under 12, a team is charged the rookie minimum. For example, for Denver to create max space they would have 9 players under contract. Therefor would be charge the rookie minimum 831,311 three times.
***This team salary number is without Harris, Jefferson, and Craigs’s cap hold. I project this as likely.
****For max space the following would have to happen. Denver renounces every cap hold, decline and waive Jokic’s non-guaranteed contract. Both player options would have to be declined. Denver would also have to draft overseas players that would stay overseas, or trade draft picks for future picks. I project this as unlikely.