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.

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.

Cleveland Cavaliers 2018 Off-Season Numbers Breakdown

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
2018-19
LeBron James 35,607,968 Player Option
Kevin Love 24,119,025
George Hill 19,000,000
Tristan Thompson 17,469,565
JR Smith 14,720,000
Jordan Clarkson 12,500,000
Kyle Korver 7,560,000
Cedi Osman 2,775,000
Rodney Hood 7,928,592 Cap Hold (RFA)
Ante Zizic 1,952,760
Jose Calderon 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Jeff Green 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Larry Nance Jr 2,272,391
Okaro White 1,699,698 Cap Hold (RFA)
Kendrick Perkins 1,499,698 Cap Hold
John Holland 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
London Perrantes 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
Roster Size  15 (16) 15 players + 1 draft pick
Exceptions
Mid Level 8,567,000 (unlikely) Projection
Mini Mid Level 5,291,000 (likely) Projection
Bi Annual 3,353,000 (unlikely) Projection
Room ****
Trade Exceptions
Kyrie Irving 5,811,114 8/22/2018
Richard Jefferson 2,500,000 10/14/2018
Kay Felder 1,312,611 10/14/2018
Projected Draft Pick 3,361,500 8th projection
IRC *see note below 2,493,933 for max space
Team Salary 158,141,337 w/o exceptions
w/o Exceptions 149,266,801 **see note below
104,862,674 guarantees
Salary Cap 101,000,000 projection
Cap Room -57,141,337 current
w/o Exceptions -48,266,801 likely
-3,862,674 max space
Luxury Tax 121,000,000
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 Cleveland, to create max space Cleveland would have 9 players under contract. Therefor would be charged rookie minimum, 831,311, 3 times.

**This team salary number is without Calderon, Green, White, Perkins, Holland, and Perrantes’ cap holds. I project this as likely.