Tag: Cap Space

Chicago Bulls Cap Sheet

Owner: Jerry Reinsdorf

Director of Basketball Operations: John Paxson

General Manager: Gar Forman

Senior Advisor of Basketball Operations: John Collins

Head Coach: Fred Hoiberg (Contract expires after the 2019-20 season)

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*Please if you notice any errors, feel free to contact me.

2018-19 Team Salary Information

Players Cap Hit Explanation
  2018-19  
     
Robin Lopez 14,357,750  
Omer Asik 11,286,516  
Noah Vonleh 10,515,699 Cap Hold (RFA)
Zach Lavine 9,606,654 Cap Hold (RFA)
Cristiano Felicio 8,470,980  
Lauri Markkanen 4,536,120  
Justin Holiday 4,384,615  
Kris Dunn 4,221,000  
2018 7th overall 3,669,400 Not Official
Cameron Payne 3,263,294  
Jerian Grant 2,639,314  
Bobby Portis 2,494,346  
Denzel Valentine 2,280,600  
Sean Kilpatrick 2,054,856 non-guaranteed

guaranteed 1/10/19

David Nwaba 1,699,698 Cap Hold (RFA)
2018 22nd overall 1,645,400 Not Official
Paul Zisper 1,544,951 non-guaranteed

guaranteed 7/19/18

Ryan Arcidiacono (Two-Way) 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
Antonio Blakeney (Two-Way) Under Two-Way  
Guaranteed Salary 57,934,535  Does not include draft picks
     
Roster Size 17 (Includes draft picks) Must be at 15 for start of regular season.
     
Exceptions    
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 ****  
     
Incomplete Roster Charge 1,662,622 For Max Space
     
     
Team Salary 116,720,776 Current Salary
  90,009,065 current w/o exceptions
  74,555,687 Likely
  59,597,157 Guaranteed Salary +IRC
Salary Cap 101,000,000 Projection
Cap Room -15,720,776 current
  10,990,935 current
  26,444,313 Likely
  41,402,843 Max Space 
Luxury Tax 123,000,000 Projection

Max Contract Space: (Projections)

0-6 year player: 25,250,000 (25% of salary cap)

7-9 year player: 30,300,000 (30% of salary cap)

10+ year player: 35,350,000 (35% of salary cap)

Extension Eligible: 

Robin Lopez (Deadline: 7/1/19)

Omer Asik (Deadline: 7/1/20)

7/6/18 – Cameron Payne (Deadline: Before 1st game of the regular season)

7/6/18 – Bobby Portis (Deadline: Before 1st game of the regular season)

7/6/18 – Jerian Grant (Deadline: Before 1st game of the regular season)

7/15/18 – Paul Zipser (Deadline: 7/1/20)

Important Dates:

6/29/18: The last day the qualifying offer can be offered for potential restricted free agents: Zach Lavine, Noah Vonleh, David Nwaba, Ryan Arcidiacono

7/13/18: Last day the qualifying offer can be withdrawn if offered to begin with. After this day the player must approve removal of qualifying offer

7/19/18: Paul Zipser’s contract becomes guaranteed.

10/31/18: Last day rookie scale team options can be accepted for the 2019-20 season: Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine.

1/10/19: Sean Kilpartrick’s contract becomes guaranteed.

2019-20 Team Salary Information

 

Players Cap Hit Explanation
  2019-20  
     
Robin Lopez 21,536,625 Cap Hold
Omer Asik 11,977,527 3 mil guaranteed

Fully guaranteed 1/10/20

Cameron Payne 9,789,882 Cap Hold (RFA)
Cristiano Felicio 8,156,500  
Jerian Grant 7,917,942 Cap Hold (RFA)
Bobby Portis 7,483,038 Cap Hold (RFA)
Justin Holiday 5,700,001 Cap Hold
Kris Dunn 5,348,007 Team Option 10/31/18
Lauri Markkanen 5,300,400 Team Option 10/31/18
2018 7th overall 4,297,500 Not Official
Denzel Valentine 3,377,569 Team Option 10/31/18
Sean Kilpatrick 2,054,856 Team option 6/29/19 (non-guaranteed) 1/10/20
2018 22nd overall 1,927,100 Not Official
Paul Zisper 1,676,735 Fully guaranteed on 7/19/19
Antonio Blakeney 1,430,595 Cap Hold (RFA)
Guaranteed Salary 11,156,500  
   
Roster Size  n/a  
     
Exceptions    
Mid Level 9,161,000 Projection
Mini Mid Level 5,658,000 Projection
Bi Annual 3,585,000 Projection
Room 4,717,000 Projection
     
Trade Exceptions    
   
Projected Draft Pick 2019 1st Round  Will project start of 2018-19 season
     
Incomplete Roster Charge 4,156,555 likely
  9,144,421 For Max Space
     
Team Salary 110,720,277 current w/ exceptions
  96,543,682 current w/o exceptions
  43,334,749 likely + IRC
  20,934,697 guarantees + IRC
Salary Cap 108,000,000 Projection
Cap Room -2,720,277 current
11,456,318 current
  64,665,251 likely
  87,065,303 max space
Luxury Tax 131,000,000 Projection
Tax Room    
Tax Hit    
Minimum Salary    
Team Salary for Minimum    
Away From Minimum    

* Keep in mind possible resigning and extensions could affect these numbers. Example Zach Lavine’s potential new contract is not calculated here. Along with 2019 1st round pick. Every player’s salary or hold that is calculated is seen in the chart above.

Max Contract Amounts: (Projections)

0-6 year player: 27,000,000 (25% of the salary cap)

7-9 year player: 32,400,000 (30% of the salary cap)

10+ year player: 37,800,000 (35% of the salary cap)

Extension Eligible:

Omer Asik (Deadline: 7/1/20)

Paul Zipser (Deadline: 7/15/20)

7/6/19: Cristiano Felicio (Deadline: 7/1/21)

7/6/19: Kris Dunn (Deadline: Before start of the regular season)

7/6/19: Denzel Valentine (Deadline: Before start of the regular season)

3/26/20: Sean Kilpatrick (Deadline: 7/1/20)

Important Dates:

6/29/19: Last day qualifying offer can be offered: Cameron Payne, Bobby Portis, Jerian Grant, Antonio Blakeney

7/13/19: Last day the qualifying offer can be withdrawn if offered to begin with. After this day the player must approve removal of qualifying offer

7/19/19: Paul Zipser becomes guaranteed

10/31/19: Last day rookie scale team option’s can be accepted for 2020-21 season: Lauri Markkanen, 2018 7th pick and 22nd pick

1/10/19: Omer Asik and Sean Kilpatrick become guaranteed.

2020-21 Team Salary Information

Players Cap Hit Explanation
  2020-21  
     
Omer Asik 17,966,291 Cap Hold
Kris Dunn 16,004,021 Cap Hold (RFA)
Denzel Valentine 10,132,707 Cap Hold (RFA)
Cristiano Felicio 7,529,020  
Lauri Markkanen 6,731,508 Team Option 10/31/19
2018 7th overall 4,502,000 Team Option/Not Official 10/31/19
Sean Kilpatrick 3,771,500 Cap Hold
2018 22nd overall 2,018,800 Team Option/Not Official 10/31/19
Paul Zisper 1,638,820 Cap Hold (RFA)
Guaranteed Salary 7,529,020  
     
Roster Size  n/a  
     
Exceptions    
Mid Level 9,620,000 Projection
Mini Mid Level 5,943,000 Projection
Bi Annual 3,764,000 Projection
Room 4,953,000 Projection
     
Trade Exceptions  n/a  
     
Projected Draft Pick  2020 1st and 2nd Round Pick  Will Project start of 2019-20 season
     
IRC 1,866,746 current
  5,600,238 likely
  10,267,103 For Max Space
     
Team Salary 85,545,413 current w/ exceptions + IRC
  72,161,413 current w/o exception + IRC
  52,518,294 likely  + IRC
  17,796,123 guarantees + IRC
Salary Cap 113,400,000 Projection
Cap Room 27,854,587 current
w/o Exceptions 41,238,587 current
  60,881,706 likely
  95,603,877 max space
Luxury Tax 137,550,000 Projection
Tax Room    
Tax Hit    
Minimum Salary    
Team Salary for Minimum    
Away From Minimum    

Max Contract Amounts: (Projections)

0-6 year player: 28,350,000 (25% of the salary cap)

7-9 year player: 34,020,000 (30% of the salary cap)

10+ year player: 39,690,000 (35% of the salary cap)

Extension Eligible: 

Cristiano Felicio (Deadline: 7/1/21)

7/6/18: Lauri Markkanen (Deadline: Start of the regular season)

Important Dates: 

6/29/20: Last day qualifying offer can be offered: Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine

7/13/20: Last day the qualifying offer can be withdrawn if offered to begin with. After this day the player must approve removal of qualifying offer

10/31/20: Last day rookie scale contract’s team options can be accepted for 2021-22 season: 2017 7th overall and 22nd overall.

2021-22 Team Salary Information

 

Players Cap Hit Explanation
  2021-22  
     
Lauri Markkanen 20,194,524 Cap Hold (RFA)
Cristiano Felicio 14,305,138 Cap Hold
2018 7th overall 5,717,540 Team Option/Not Official
2018 22nd overall 3,320,926 Team Option/Not Official
Guaranteed Salary 0  
     
Roster Size    
     
Exceptions    
Mid Level 10,101,000 Projection
Mini Mid Level 6,239,000 Projection
Bi Annual 3,952,000 Projection
Room 5,201,000 Projection
     
Trade Exceptions    
     
Projected Draft Pick    
     
     
Incomplete Roster Charge 7,840,336 current
  8,820,378 likely
  11,760,504 For Max Space
     
Team Salary 65,431,464 current w/ exceptions + IRC
  51,378,464 current w/o exception + IRC
  38,053,368 likey + IRC
  11,760,504 guarantees + IRC
Salary Cap 119,070,000 Projection
Cap Room 53,638,536 current
  67,691,536 current
  81,016,632 likely
  107,309,496 max space
Luxury Tax 144,428,000 Projection
Tax Room    
Tax Hit    
Minimum Salary    
Team Salary for Minimum    
Away From Minimum    

Max Contract Amounts: (Projections)

0-6 year players: 29,767,500 (25% of salary cap)

7-9 year players: 35,721,000 (30% of salary cap)

10+ year players: 41,674,500 (35% of salary cap)

Extension Eligible:

7/6/21 – 2018 7th overall pick (Deadline: Start of the regular season)

7/6/21 – 2018 22nd overall pick (Deadline: Start of the regular season)

Important Dates:

6/29/21: Last day qualifying offer can be offered: Lauri Markkanen

7/13/21: Last day the qualifying offer can be withdrawn if offered to begin with. After this day the player must approve removal of qualifying offer

2022-23 Team Salary Information

Players Cap Hit Explanation
  2022-23  
     
2018 7th overall 17,152,620 Cap Hold (RFA)/Not Official
2018 22nd overall 9,962,778 Cap Hold (RFA)/Not Official
Guaranteed Salary 0  
     
Roster Size    
     
Exceptions    
Mid Level 11,136,000 Projection
Mini Mid Level 6,878,000 Projection
Bi Annual 4,358,000 Projection
Room 5,734,000 Projection
     
Trade Exceptions    
     
Projected Draft Pick    
     
     
IRC 10,290,440 current
  10,290,440 likely
  12,348,528 For Max Space
     
Team Salary 52,899,838 current w/ exceptions + IRC
  37,405,838 current w/o exception + IRC
  37,405,838 likey + IRC
  12,348,528 guarantees + IRC
Salary Cap 125,024,000 Projections
Cap Room 72,124,162 current
  87,618,162 current
  87,618,162 likely
  112,675,472 max space
Luxury Tax 151,649,000 Projections
Tax Room    
Tax Hit    
Minimum Salary    
Team Salary for Minimum    
Away From Minimum    

Max Contract Space: 

0-6 year players: 31,256,000 (25% of the salary cap)

7-9 year players: 37,507,200 (30% of the salary cap)

10+ year players: 43,758,400 (35% of the salary cap)

Extension Eligible:

Important Dates: 

6/29/22: Last day qualifying offer can be offered: 2018 7th pick and 22nd pick.

7/13/22: Last day the qualifying offer can be withdrawn if offered to begin with. After this day the player must approve removal of qualifying offer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which Teams Have the Cap Flexibility to Make Lavine a Serious Offer?

Chicago Bulls guard Zach Lavine will become a free agent July 1st, 2018. The Bulls can make Zach Lavine a restricted free agent, which is all but expected by offering him the qualifying offer by June 29, 2018. Restricted free agent basically means if Zach signs another contract with another team, the Chicago Bulls will have two days to match that contract and retain him. The Bulls are expected to resign Lavine, but John Paxson has also made it clear “the market dictates a lot on how things go”. Translation the Bulls will likely see what others are offering, and make an offer based around his market.  The 2018 market will be rather dry, as many teams will be over the salary cap. To offer Zach Lavine a max contract, teams will need to have about 25 million in cap space. Let’s take a look at all 29 teams and see if they have the cap space to make a significant offer.

(Teams are in alphabetical order)

1) Atlanta Hawks

Hawks 2018 Off-Season Cap Sheet

Projected Cap Space: About 25 million

Max Space: About 40 million

Atlanta will be one of the few teams with the ability to open max space for Lavine this summer, but I’m not sure how much it makes sense for Atlanta to pursue Lavine at this point in their rebuild. If they like Lavine the option is there to make a significant offer for Lavine, but I would guess this is not a route they want to go at the moment.

 

2) Boston Celtics

Celtics 2018 Off-Season Cap Sheet

Projected Cap Space: about -29 million

Max Space: about -6 million

Boston is a team that will be over the cap and likely wouldn’t be interested in Lavine anyway. 

3) Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn 2018 Off-Season Cap Sheet

Projected Cap Space: about 11 million

Max Space: about 16 million 

Brooklyn can open cap space this off-season, but at this point can only open up to about 16 million. They could however stretch someone like Mozgov or Carroll and clear about 10 million in space, and that would be enough to offer up to Lavine’s max. The Nets a team depending on how they want to go about their rebuild is another team who has the flexibility to make Lavine an offer.  

4) Charlotte Hornets

2018 Hornets Off-Season Cap Sheet

Projected Cap Space: about -22 million

Max Space: about -17 million 

Charlotte won’t have cap space this off-season. Unlikely to have any interest in Lavine.

5) Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers 2018 Off-Season Cap Sheet

Projected Cap Space: about -40 million

Max Space: about -4 million

Cleveland a team that will be over the cap, with or without LeBron. Cleveland unlikely to be interested in Lavine.

6) Dallas Mavericks

Dallas 2018 Off-Season Cap Sheet

Projected Cap Space: about 26 million

Max Space: about 35 million

Dallas is a team that has cap flexibility this off-season. Cuban has said he wants to win next season, and besides last off-season has always tried to make big splashes in free agency. I assume Dallas will be a busy team this off-season, and I could possibly see them showing interest in offering Lavine a contract. 

7) Denver Nuggets

Nuggets 2018 Off-Season Cap Sheet

Projected Cap Space: about -17 million

Max Cap Space: about 12 million

Denver has no need for Lavine, along little cap flexibility. And if Jokic and Barton get extensions, a team that will have luxury tax issues. Denver won’t have interest in Lavine. 

8) Detroit Pistons

Pistons 2018 Off-Season Cap Sheet

Projected Cap Space: about -20 million

Max Cap Space:  about -14 million

Detroit a team that will be over the cap. Little flexibility here.

9) Golden State Warriors

Warriors 2018 Off-Season Cap Sheet

Projected Cap Space: about -32 million

Max Cap Space: about -6 million

Warriors clearly won’t have serious interest in Lavine.

10) Houston Rockets

Rockets 2018 Off-Season Cap Sheet

Projected Cap Space: about -36 million

Max Space: about 17 million

Houston can open up space but it’s unlikely. It would require them renouncing their rights to Chris Paul and players like Capela, which they would then lose their bird rights. Also no need for Lavine. Not a team that will be interested. 

11) Indiana Pacers

Cap Sheet coming soon…

Projected Cap Space: about 38 million

Max Cap Space: about 55 million 

Indiana a rare team that can open up a ton of cap space this off-season. Luckily for the Bulls they have Oladipo which makes Lavine somewhat unnecessary. But Indiana is a team looking to stay competitive. They barely have any salary commitments beyond next season. A team that could look to use space now because of their flexibility moving forward. Which makes them offering Lavine a contract,a possibility. But a team I see being more interested in players like Aaron Gordon and Jabari Parker. 

12) Los Angeles Clippers

Cap Sheet coming soon…

Projected Cap Space: about 23 million (Jordan opting out is necessary for this)

Max Cap Space: about 40 million 

The Clippers are an interesting situation. The ability to have space is there, but so much will rely on DeAndre Jordan and Austin Rivers’ player options. Mainly Jordan’s option. If he opts in the space will no longer be there. But also if opts in so he can be traded(similar to Chris Paul last off-season), then Clippers are likely taking back additional salary. Only way for space to be there is if Jordan opts out. Until those situations are figured out, Lavine isn’t really an option here. But if those players opt out, then the Clippers could be a team that could show interest in Lavine. The flexibility is there but it’s out of the Clippers’ control.

13) Los Angeles Lakers 

Cap Sheet coming soon…

Projected Cap Space: about 47-60 million

Max Cap Space: about 60 million

The Lakers will have the most cap flexibility this summer. It is known their targets are LeBron and Paul George. Magic Johnson has said if Lakers do miss on top targets this 2018 off-season, they will preserve space for 2019. Not sure who else they consider a top target, but if the Lakers want to offer Lavine a contract they easily could. At this point it just depends on how high Magic Johnson value’s Lavine. If Magic believes in Lavine, this is a team that could make things interesting for the Bulls and offer him up to his max easily.

14) Memphis Grizzlies 

Cap Sheet coming soon….

Projected Cap Space: about -13 million

Max Cap Space: about -2 million

Memphis has little cap flexibility. A team that will likely not be a factor in Lavine. 

15) Miami Heat 

Cap Sheet coming soon,

Projected Cap Space: about -19 million

Max Cap Space: about -18 million

Miami has no cap flexibility and close to being in the tax. Unlikely. 

16) Milwaukee Bucks

Cap Sheet coming soon…

Projected Cap Space: about -20 million

Max Cap Space: about 2 million

Milwaukee has little cap flexibility, unlikely. 

17) Minnesota Timberwolves

Cap Sheet coming soon…

Projected Cap Space: about -20 million

Max Cap Space: about -12 million

Minnesota will have no cap flexibility, unlikely..

18) New Orleans Pelicans

Cap Sheet coming soon…

Projected Cap Space: about -27 million

Max Cap Space: about 3 million

New Orleans will have little cap flexibility, unlikely.

19) New York Knicks

Cap Sheet coming soon….

Projected Cap Space: about -3 million

Max Cap Space: about 31 million

New York a team that could have about 31 million in space, but that heavily relies on Enes Kanter declining his player option worth 18 million. I think that is unlikely, however even if he does with Hardway not sure where Lavine fits. 

20) Oklahoma City Thunder

Cap Sheet coming soon…

Projected Cap Space: about -18 million 

Max Space: about 9 million

The Thunder could have cap space, but what it would take for that to happen is unlikely. Which is Melo opting out and the Thunder not retaining George. Losing George is likely but not Melo leaving. At this point, the Thunder will not have space to offer Lavine a contract. 

21) Orlando Magic

Cap Sheet coming soon..

Projected Cap Space: about 500,000

Max Space: about 20 million

The Magic can have cap flexibility if they decide not to bring Aaron Gordon back, which could happen. I’m not sure they would be interested in Lavine at that point, but the flexibility to make an offer would be there. 

22) Philadelphia 76ers

Cap Sheet coming soon..

Max Space: about 30 million 

Philadelphia can technically open max space for Lavine this off-season. It requires them renouncing their rights to JJ Reddick mainly, which would clear his 27.6 million cap hold. Philadelphia wouldn’t likely do that until necessary, but Philadelphia does have flexibility this off-season to create max space. 

23) Phoenix Suns

Cap Sheet Coming Soon..

Projected Cap Space: about 19 million

Max Space: about 28 million

Phoenix has cap flexibility moving forward, but with Devin Booker it is unclear if they would be interested in Lavine. If they are interested they can make a significant offer, but I think for now there is no interest. 

24) Portland Trail Blazers

Cap Sheet coming soon…

Projected Cap Space: about -31 million

Max Space: about -13 million

Portland is way over the cap, unlikely. 

25) Sacramento Kings

Cap Sheet coming soon..

Projected Cap Space: about 20 million

Max Space: about 32 million

Sacramento a team with cap flexibility this summer. A team that could show interest in Lavine depending on their interest in him. I think one of the few teams Chicago could have to worry about. 

26) San Antonio Spurs

Cap Sheet Coming Soon

Projected Cap Space: about 250,000

Max Space: about 18 million

San Antonio can have significant cap space, but it requires Danny Green and Rudy Gay opting out of their player options. I would assume for now that won’t happen, maybe Gay, but if it did then San Antonio could be an option. I would say unlikely at this point though.

27) Toronto Raptors

Cap Sheet coming soon..

Projected Cap Space: about -26 million

Max Space: about -26 million

Toronto will be way over the cap, unlikely. 

28) Utah Jazz

Cap Sheet coming soon 

Projected Cap Space: about 6 million

Max Space: about 22 million

Utah will have cap flexibility this summer. It mainly depends on how they want to handle Dante Exum’s restricted free agency, and his 15 million dollar cap hold. Same with Favors and his 18 million dollar cap hold. But point being Utah can open space for Lavine if they wanted. With Mitchell not sure where he fits though. I say unlikely. 

29) Washington Wizards

Cap Sheet Coming Soon

Projected Cap Space: about -27 million

Max Space: about -17 million

Washington is way over the cap, 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.

Denver Nuggets 2018 Off-Season Numbers Breakdown

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
  2018-19  
     
Paul Milsap 29,730,769  
Mason Plumlee 12,917,808  
Kenneth Faried 13,764,045  
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
Jamal Murray 3,499,800  
Gary Harris 16,517,857  
Trey Lyles 3,364,249  
Juan Hernangomez 2,166,360  
Malik Beasley 1,773,840  
Tyler Lydon 1,847,640  
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)
     
Roster Size    
     
Exceptions    
Non-Tax Paying MLE 8,567,000 (likely) Projection
Tax Paying 5,291,000  Projection
Bi-Annual 3,353,000 (likely) Projection
Room  ****  
     
Trade Exceptions ****  
     
Projected Draft Pick 2,516,900 13th projection
  831,311 2nd
  831,311 2nd
     
IRC**see note below 2,493,933 for max space
     
Team Salary 129,543,624  
  118,341,217 ***see note below
w/o Exceptions 88,076,301 guaranteed + IRC
  ****  
Salary Cap 101,000,000 projection
Cap Room -28,543,624 current
  -17,341,217 likely
w/o Exceptions 12,923,699 max space (unlikely)****see note below
  ****  
Luxury Tax 121,000,000 projection

*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.

 

Dallas Mavericks 2018 Off-Season Numbers Breakdown

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
  2018-19  
     
Harrison Barnes  24,107,258  
Wesley Matthews 18,622,514  
Dwight Powell 9,631,250  
Dirk Nowitzki 5,000,000 Team Option
Nerlens Noel 7,956,438 Cap Hold
Jose Barea 3,710,850  
Doug McDermott 9,884,982 Cap Hold (RFA)
Dennis Smith 3,819,960  
Seth Curry 3,936,933  
Salah Mejri 1,839,228 Cap Hold (RFA)
Yogi Ferrell 1,699,698 Cap Hold (RFA)
Dorian Finney-Smith 1,544,951 fully non (G)
Max Kleber 1,378,242 fully (G) 7/16/17
Kyle Collinsworth 1,378,242 fully non (G)
Aaron Harrison 1,699,698 Cap Hold
Johnathan Motley (Two-Way) 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
Jalen Jones (Two-Way) 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
     
Roster Size     
     
Exceptions    
Non-Tax Paying MLE 8,567,000 Projection
Tax Paying N/A  
Bi-Annual 3,353,000 Projection
Room  4,410,232 *see note below Projection 
     
Trade Exceptions    
DeAndre Liggins 1,015,696 6/28/2018
AJ Hammons 1,312,611 7/7/2018
Devin Harris 1,107,552 2/8/2019
Jarrod Uthoff 47,953 6/29/2018
     
Projected Draft Pick 5,420,500 3rd projection
  831,311 2nd round min
  831,311 2nd round min
     
IRC **see note below 1,662,622 for likely space
  5,819,177 for max space
     
Team Salary 121,372,922  current
w/o Exceptions 105,969,110  current
  75,337,274 ***see note below
  65,711,009 guaranteed
Salary Cap 101,000,000 Projection
Cap Room -20,372,922 current
w/o Exceptions -4,969,110 current w/o exceptions
  25,662,726 likely
  35,288,991 max space
Luxury Tax 121,000,000  Projection

*Dallas will only have room exception available if Dallas chooses to renounce rights to MLE and Bi-Annual to create cap space. Remember, the MLE and Bi-Annual count towards your team salary if below the salary cap. Most teams renounce these to create room, which then the room exception becomes available.

*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 Dallas to create max space they would have 7 players under contract. Therefor would be charge the rookie minimum 831,311 5 times.

***This team salary number is without Noel’s, McDermott, Mejri, Finney-Smith, Kelber, Collinsworth, Harrison, Motley, Jones’s cap holds and non-guaranteed contracts. I don’t necessarily project this as likely, but wanted to give you an idea what it would take to open up max space for a 0-5 year player like Julius Randle or Zach Lavine. The cap flexibility is there

****For Dallas to create “max space”, they would have to waive all non-guaranteed contracts, renounce all cap holds. . Dallas would also have to draft players that would stay overseas, or just trade away picks. I project this as unlikely, but the point is to see the flexibility Dallas has.