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Available salary cap exceptions

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The following is a list of the salary cap exceptions available to each team. There are eleven exceptions to the salary cap altogether, and this page only covers four, but that's because the others (Larry Bird Exception, Early Bird Exception, Non-Bird Exception, Minimum Salary Exception, Rookie Scale Exception, the other Traded Player Exception and the Reinstatement Exception) are non-exhaustive. And these ones aren't.

Note that although it does rarely matters, the Bi-Annual and Mid-Level Exceptions decrease in value as of January 10th in any season, by an incremental amount equal to 1/170th of their total initial value for every day we are beyond that date. This proration is not listed below.

List updated as of 28th March 2014.


Team
Bi-Annual
Mid-Level
Trade
Disabled
   Atlanta - $2,652,000
(cap room)
- -
   Boston $2,016,000 $2,339,631
(non-taxpayer)
3 -
   Brooklyn - - 1 -
   Charlotte - - 1 -
   Chicago - - 2 -
   Cleveland - $2,652,000
(cap room)
- -
   Dallas - - - -
   Denver - - 3 -
   Detroit - $2,652,000
(cap room)
- -
   Golden State $16,000 $50,000
(non-taxpayer)
4 -
   Houston - $2,652,000
(cap room)
- -
   Indiana - $2,150,000
(non-taxpayer)
2 -
   L.A. Clippers - - 3 -
   L.A. Lakers - - 1 -
   Memphis $2,016,000 $4,615,000
(non-taxpayer)
3 -
   Miami - $3,183,000
(taxpayer)
2 -
   Milwaukee - $2,652,000
(cap room)
1 -
   Minnesota $416,000 $650,000
(non-taxpayer)
2 -
   New Orleans - $2,652,000
(cap room)
- -
   New York - - - -
   Oklahoma City $2,016,000 $5,150,000
(non-taxpayer)
3 -
   Orlando - - - -
   Philadelphia - $2,652,000
(cap room)
- -
   Phoenix - $2,652,000
(cap room)
- -
   Portland - - - -
   Sacramento - $2,652,000
(cap room)
2 -
   San Antonio - $650,000
(non-taxpayer)
1 -
   Toronto $2,016,000 - 2 -
   Utah - $2,652,000
(cap room)
- -
   Washington - - 2 -
Team
Bi-Annual
Mid-Level
Trade
Disabled



Players signed with the MLE:


Team Player First year salary
Boston Celtics Victor Faverani $2,000,000
Boston Celtics Paul Pressey $490,180
Boston Celtics Chris Johnson $320,189
Brooklyn Nets Andrei Kirilenko $3,183,000
Charlotte Bobcats Josh McRoberts $2,652,000
Chicago Bulls Mike Dunleavy Jr $3,183,000
Dallas Mavericks Wayne Ellington $2,652,000
Denver Nuggets J.J. Hickson $5,150,000
Golden State Warriors Marreese Speights $3,500,000
Golden State Warriors Toney Douglas $1,600,000
Indiana Pacers Chris Copeland $3,000,000
Indiana Pacers Andrew Bynum $1,000,000
L.A. Clippers Matt Barnes $3,250,000
L.A. Clippers Darren Collison $1,900,000
L.A. Lakers Chris Kaman $3,183,000
Memphis Grizzlies Jamaal Franklin $535,000
Minnesota Timberwolves Corey Brewer $4,500,000
New York Knicks Pablo Prigioni $1,591,350
New York Knicks Metta World Peace $1,590,000
Orlando Magic Jason Maxiell $2,500,000
Orlando Magic Romero Osby $682,180
Portland Trail Blazers Maurice Williams $2,652,000
San Antonio Spurs Marco Belinelli $2,750,000
San Antonio Spurs Jeff Pendergraph $1,750,000
Toronto Raptors Tyler Hansbrough $3,183,000
Toronto Raptors D.J. Augustin $1,267,000
Toronto Raptors Dwight Buycks $700,000
Washington Wizards Martell Webster $5,150,000


Players signed with the BAE:


Team Player First year salary
Chicago Bulls Marco Belinelli $1,957,000 (2012)
Denver Nuggets Nate Robinson $2,016,000
Golden State Warriors Jermaine O'Neal $2,000,000
Indiana Pacers C.J. Watson $2,016,000
L.A. Clippers Grant Hill $1,957,000 (2012)
Minnesota Timberwolves Ronny Turiaf $1,500,000
San Antonio Spurs Nando De Colo $1,400,000 (2012)
Washington Wizards Eric Maynor $2,016,000



Available Trade Exceptions


Below is a list of all team's available trade exceptions, the trade that created them, their value, and the date they expire.

List updated as of 28th March 2014.



 
Original Deal
Exception Amount
Expiry Date
Boston Celtics
$10,275,136
14th July 2014
Boston Celtics
$283,816
15th August 2014
Boston Celtics
$2,090,000
6th January 2015
Brooklyn Nets
$788,872
21st January 2015
Charlotte Bobcats
$916,099
20th February 2015
Chicago Bulls
$2,025,000
6th January 2015
Chicago Bulls
$1,074,720
21st January 2015
Denver Nuggets
$9,868,632
10th July 2014
Denver Nuggets
$1,659,080
20th February 2015
Denver Nuggets
$1,169,880
20th February 2015
Golden State Warriors
$762,195
27th June 2014
Golden State Warriors
$9,835,920
10th July 2014
Golden State Warriors
$1,210,080
19th February 2015
Golden State Warriors
$788,872
19th February 2015
Indiana Pacers
$1,121,520
28th July 2014
Indiana Pacers
$4,281,921
20th February 201
L.A. Clippers
$2,626,474
10th July 2014
L.A. Clippers
$884,293
20th February 201
L.A. Clippers
$947,907
20th February 2015
L.A. Lakers
$2,789,920
19th February 2015
Memphis Grizzlies
$1,027,424
15th August 2014
Memphis Grizzlies
$1,160,040
22nd August 2014
Memphis Grizzlies
$3,135,000
6th January 2015
Miami Heat
$2,200,000
15th January 2015
Miami Heat
$884,293
20th February 2015
Milwaukee Bucks
$3,250,000
20th February 2015
Minnesota Timberwolves
$762,195
27th June 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves
$428,576
26th November 2014
Oklahoma City Thunder
$6,500,000
11st July 2014
Oklahoma City Thunder
$884,293
6th January 2015
Sacramento Kings
$620,794
9th December 2014
Sacramento Kings
$2,424,687
19th February 2015
San Antonio Spurs
$1,463,000
20th February 2015
Toronto Raptors
$1,216,720
10th July 2014
Toronto Raptors
$4,583,432
9th December 2014
Washington Wizards
$1,254,660
27th October 2014
Washington Wizards
$2,016,000
20th February 2015




2013/14 max salary cap figure: $58,679,000
2013/14 min salary cap figure: $52,811,100
2013/14 luxury tax threshold: $71,748,000

2013/14 Mid Level Exception figure: $5,150,000
2013/14 Mid Level Exception figure, tax payers: $3,183,000
2013/14 Mid Level Exception figure, cap roomers: $2,652,000

2013/14 maximum player salary, 0-6 years service: $13,701,250
2013/14 maximum player salary, 7-9 years service: $16,441,500
2013/14 maximum player salary, 10+ years service: $19,181,750
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