Salary Cap Snapshot: Denver Nuggets

With the free agent signing period winding down and teams looking ahead to the preseason, we at Hoops Rumors will be tracking the Salary Cap figures for each team around the league.  These posts will be maintained throughout the season once financial data is reported. They will be located on the sidebar throughout the year, once all the teams’ cap figures have been relayed. You can always check RosterResource.com for up-to-date rosters for each franchise, with the Nuggets’ team page accessible here.

Here’s a breakdown of where the Nuggets currently stand financially:


Guaranteed Salary

Total Guaranteed Salary= $74,389,362


Non-Guaranteed Salary

  • JaKarr Sampson — $980,431 [Salary becomes fully guaranteed on 1/10/17]
  • Nate Wolters — $930,000 [Salary becomes fully guaranteed on 1/10/17]
  • Axel Toupane — $874,636 [Salary becomes fully guaranteed on 1/10/17]
  • Robbie Hummel — $830,431 [Salary becomes fully guaranteed on 1/10/17]
  • Jarnell Stokes — $830,431 [Salary becomes fully guaranteed on 1/10/17]
  • D.J. Kennedy — $824,636 [Salary becomes fully guaranteed on 1/10/17]

Total Non-Guaranteed Salary= $5,270,565


Eligible for Rookie Scale Extensions: None


Cash Sent Out Via Trade: $0 [Amount Remaining $3.5MM]

Cash Received Via Trade: $0 [Amount Remaining $3.5MM]


Payroll Exceptions Available

  • Room Exception: $2,898,000

Total Projected Payroll: $79,660,358

Salary Cap: $94,143,000

Estimated Available Cap Space: $14,482,642

Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000

Amount Below Luxury Tax: $33,626,642

Last Updated: 9/30/16

The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.

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Steve Pasek
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Steve Pasek
1 month 24 days ago

With that much cap room Nuggets will be making some new friends at trade deadline time.

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