Boston Celtics Team Salary
Quick: Over Cap. Hard cap. 16th Pick in the 2013 NBA Draft
Exceptions: Mini-Mid-Level Exception; If the Celtics get under the tax apron: Mid-Level Exception, Bi-Annual Exception
Roster Count: 10 guaranteed
PG: Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley
SG: Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, Jordan Crawford, Terrence Williams
SF: Paul Pierce, Jeff Green
PF: Jared Sullinger, Brandon Bass, Shavlik Randolph, D.J. White
C: Kevin Garnett, Chris Wilcox, Fab Melo
*Note: Based on previous season. Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
Bird: Nenad Krstic*
Non-Bird: Chris Wilcox
* Cannot be used in a sign and trade because they were not active players in the NBA last season.
Note: The Celtics have a long list of free agents no longer in the league that represent cap holds which would need to be renounced for Boston to get under the cap (Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Finley, Michael Olowokandi, Stephon Marbury, etc.).
Head Coach: Doc Rivers
Unsigned Second-Round Picks: None
Amnesty: Available. Eligible players include Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley.
2013 – Owe second-rounder to Portland Trail Blazers (Courtney Lee).
2014 – Owed second-rounder from Brooklyn Nets (MarShon Brooks).
2015 – Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Sacramento Kings (Sam Cassell).
2017 – Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Sacramento Kings (Marquis Daniels).
Cash Paid ($3.1 million max): $1,232,713 (Trail Blazers)
Key: B = Bird Rights; EB = Early Bird Rights; BR = Bird/Restricted; NB = Non-Bird;
DF = Declined Option on First-Round Scale; WB = Waived Bird; M = Minimum
What is a cap hold? A cap hold is the amount of space a free agent counts towards a team’s cap. These “cap holds” factor in when a team signs free agents. If they didn’t exist, a team could use their cap space to sign other free agents until the space was gone, and then re-sign their own free agents using the Bird exception. A cap hold cannot exceed the maximum contract offer that player can receive on the open market (as defined by years of experience – indicated in the table above by MAX followed by the years of experience). The cap hold disappears if the team renounces their own free agent, that free agent signs with a new team, or re-signs with the same team.
Notes: A free agent does not become restricted until the team issues a qualifying offer. If a player’s option on a first-round rookie scale contract is declined (DF), the most the team can pay is the amount of the declined option (without using a larger exception or cap room). Should a player allow for their Bird Rights to be waived during the season in trade (WB), the most the team can pay is 120% of their prior salary (without using a larger exception or cap room).
Qualifying offers do not count towards the total team salary for that season and are informational only.
Unsigned first-round picks (UF) are not guaranteed until signed but their salary counts against the cap during the offseason. A typical UF gets a bump of 120% upon signing.
Players with at least three years of experience who are signed to a one-year, vet-min contract are only charged $854,389 to the cap and tax. Actual salary amount, which applies to trades is listed under notes.
“Camp invites” can put a team over the hard cap but the math must be resolved by opening night.
Salary and team data changes quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify HOOPSWORLD Senior Writer Eric Pincus.
(Updated on 6/8/13)