Chicago Bulls Cap Sheet for 2018 Off-Season

Players Cap Hit Explanation
  2018-19  
     
Robin Lopez 14,357,750  
Omer Asik 11,286,516  
Cristiano Felicio 8,470,980  
Justin Holiday 4,384,615  
Kris Dunn 4,221,000  
Lauri Markkanen 4,536,120  
Noah Vonleh 10,515,699 Cap Hold (RFA)
Zach Lavine 9,606,654 Cap Hold (RFA)
Cameron Payne 3,263,294  
Sean Kilpatrick 2,054,856 Fully Non Guaranteed
Denzel Valentine 2,280,600  
Jerian Grant 2,639,314  
Bobby Portis 2,494,346  
David Nwaba 1,699,698 Cap Hold (RFA)
Paul Zisper 1,544,951 fully guaranteed on 7/19/18
Antonio Blakeney Two-Way  
Ryan Arcidiacono 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
     
Roster Size  15 (16)  15 player under contract or with cap hold + (1 two-way player)
     
Exceptions  * see note below to see which exception Bulls will have  
Mid Level 8,567,000 Projection
Mini Mid Level 5,291,000  projection
Bi Annual 3,353,000 Projection
Room 4,410,232 Projection
     
Trade Exceptions    
Nikola Mirotic 12,500,000 Expires 2/1/2019
Jameer Nelson 1,429,818 Expires 2/8/2019
Jimmy Butler 861,893 Expires 6/22/18
     
Projected Draft Pick 3,669,400 7th overall
  1,645,400 22nd projection
     
IRC **see note below to understand IRC 1,662,622 For Max Space
     
     
Team Salary 116,720,776  Current Team Salary w/ Exceptions
w/o Exceptions 90,009,065  Current Team Salary w/o Exceptions
  76,610,543  *** see note below 
  59,597,157 Guaranteed Salary +IRC
Salary Cap 101,000,000 Projection
Cap Room -15,720,776 current w/ exceptions
w/o Exceptions 10,990,935 current w/o exceptions
  24,389,457 Likely
  41,402,843 Max Space ****see note below
Luxury Tax 121,000,000 Projection
Tax Room ****  
Tax Hit ****  
Minimum Salary ****  
Team Salary for Minimum ****  
Away From Minimum ****  

* As of now, the Bulls will have the MLE and Bi-Annual Exception available. But if the Bulls want to create cap space, they would have to renounce these exceptions along with their traded player exceptions. If that happens, the Bulls will then be able to use the room exception.

** IRC stands for “incomplete roster charge”. Teams are charged the rookie minimum every spot they go below 12 players under contract. For example, for the Bulls to create max space they would only have 10 players under contract. If that happens, then the Bulls must be charged rookie minimum (831,311) 2 times. The charges go away once each spot is filled.

*** This team salary numbers excludes Vonleh and Arcidiacono’s cap hold. Also excludes Zipser’s non-guaranteed contract. It also excludes Bulls’ exceptions. If the Bulls want to create cap space, I see this as likely.

**** This is the max space the Bulls can create without trade or stretching a player. For this to happen Bulls must renounce all cap holds, waive all non-guaranteed contracts, and trade draft picks away for future picks. This scenario is unlikely.

Houston Rockets 2018 Off-Season Numbers Breakdown

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
  2018-19  
     
James Harden  30,421,854  
Chris Paul  35,350,000 Cap Hold
Ryan Anderson 20,421,546  
Trevor Ariza 14,099,733 Cap Hold
Eric Gordon 13,500,375  
PJ Tucker 7,969,537  
Clint Capela 7,003,614 Cap Hold (RFA)
Nene Hilario 3,651,480  
Tarik Black 3,948,000 Cap Hold
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Chinanu Onuaku 1,544,951  
Gerald Green  1,499,698 Cap Hold
Zhou Qi 1,378,242 fully non (G)
Joe Johnson 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Tim Quarterman 1,544,951 Waived
Aaron Jackson 1,537,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
RJ Hunter 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
Markel Brown 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
     
Roster Size    
     
Exceptions    
Non-Tax Paying MLE 8,567,000 Projection
Tax Paying 5,291,000 (likely)  Projection
Bi-Annual 3,353,000 Projection
Room 4,410,232 Projection 
     
Trade Exceptons    
     
Projected Draft Pick 831,311 2nd round min
     
IRC *see note below 4,987,866 For max space
     
Team Salary 150,378,304  current
  136,339,352  **see note below
w/o Exceptions 84,042,560 guaranteed + IRC
Salary Cap 101,000,000 projection
Cap Room -49,378,304 current
  -35,339,352 likely
w/o Exceptions 16,957,440 max space ***see note below
Luxury Tax 121,000,000  projection
Tax Room ****  
Tax Hit ****  
Minimum Salary ****  
Team Salary for Minimum ****  
Away From Minimum ****  

*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 Houston to create max space they would have 6 players under contract, therefor would be charged the rookie minimum 831,311 6 times.

**This team salary number includes all guaranteed salaries, Paul, Ariza and Capela’s cap hold, and projected draft pick salary. I project this as likely.

***For max space Houston would have to renounce all holds and non-guaranteed contracts. Very unlikely.

Golden State Warriors 2018 Off-Season Numbers Breakdown

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
  2018-19  
     
Stephen Curry  37,457,154  
Kevin Durant  26,250,000 Player Option
Klay Thompson 18,988,725  
Draymond Green 17,469,565  
Andre Iguodala 16,000,000  
Shaun Livingston 8,307,692  
Nick Young 6,230,400 Cap Hold
Zaza Pachulia 4,520,880 Cap Hold
David West 1,499,698 Cap Hold
JaVale McGee 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Kevin Looney 2,227,081 Cap Hold, also max GS can pay ***see note below
Damian Jones 1,277,040  
Patrick McCaw 1,699,698 Cap Hold (RFA)
Jason Thompson 945,126 Stretched
Jordan Bell 1,378,242  
Quinn Cook 1,499,698  
Chris Boucher Two Way  
     
     
Roster Size     
     
Exceptions    
Non-Tax Paying MLE 8,567,000 (unlikely) Projection
Tax Paying 5,291,000 (likely) Projection
Bi-Annual 3,353,000 (unlikely) Projection
Room  ****  
     
Trade Exceptons ****  
     
Projected Draft Pick 1,358,500 29th projection
  831,311 2nd round
     
IRC* 1,662,622 likely
  3,325,244 for max space
     
Team Salary 149,440,508  
  133,425,675  **see note below
  105,703,360  guarantees + IRC
w/o Exceptions ****  
Salary Cap 101,000,000 projection
Cap Room -48,440,508 current
  -32,425,675 likely
  -4,703,360 guarantees
w/o Exceptions ****  
Luxury Tax 121,000,000 projection

*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 Golden State to create max space, they would only have 8 players under contract. So Golden State would then be charged 831,311, 4 times.

**This team salary number is without all cap holds + an IRC of 1,662,622. I project this as likely.

***Because Looney’s team option on his rookie scale contract was declined, Golden State will not be allowed to pay Looney more than what his option was worth for 2018-19.

Detroit Pistons 2018 Off-Season 2018 Breakdown Numbers

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
  2018-19  
     
Blake Griffin 32,088,932  
Andre Drummond 25,434,263  
Reggie Jackson 17,043,478  
Jon Leuer 10,002,681  
Langston Galloway 7,000,000  
Ishmael Smith 6,000,000  
Josh Smith 5,331,729 Stretched
Anthony Tolliver 3,948,000 Cap Hold
Stanley Johnson 3,940,402  
James Ennis 3,936,933 Cap Hold
Luke Kennard 3,275,280  
Reggie Bullock 2,500,000 fully (G) on 7/16/18
Henry Ellenson 1,857,480  
Erick Moreland 1,826,300 1.25 mil (G)
Jameer Nelson 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Dwight Buycks 1,600,520 fully non (G)
Kay Felder (Two-Way) 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
Reggie Hearn (Two-Way) 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
     
Roster Size    
     
Exceptions    
Non-Tax Paying MLE 8,567,000 (likely) Projection
Tax Paying 5,291,000 Projection 
Bi-Annual N/A *see note below
Room  ****  
     
Trade Exceptons    
Darrun Hillard  874,636 6/28/18 
Bobab Marjanovic  7,000,000  1/29/19
Willie Reed  1,471,382  2/8/19
Brice Johnson  1,331,160  2/8/19
     
Projected Draft Pick 831,311 2nd round min
     
IRC** 2,493,933 for max space
     
Team Salary 130,792,751  
  117,131,856 ***see note below
  115,718,178 guarantees + IRC
w/o Exceptions ****  
Salary Cap 101,000,000  
Cap Room -29,792,751 current
  -16,131,856 likely
  -14,718,178 max space
w/o Exceptions ****  
Luxury Tax 121,000,000 projection

*The bi-annual exception may not be used in consecutive seasons. Because Detroit used the bi-annual exception on Anthony Tolliver during the 2017 off-season, they will not be allowed to use the bi-annual exception until 2019.

**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 Detroit, to create max space Detroit would have 9 players under contract. Therefor would be charged the rookie minimum 831,311, 3 times.

***This team salary number is without Tolliver, Ennis, Nelson, Buycks, Felder, and Hearn’s cap hold/non-guaranteed contract.