Denver Nuggets Team Salary
Quick: Over the cap. Under the tax. 27th Pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Maximum space without trades in July ($60 million cap) = $6,872,974 (if Andre Iguodala opts out).
Exceptions: Mid-Level $2,851,755 (partial spent on Anthony Randolph and Quincy Miller); Bi-Annual Exception $1.957 million; $13 million TPE (Nene, expires 3/15/13)
Acquisitions: Re-signed JaVale McGee to a four-year, $44 million contract. Signed Anthony Randolph for three years at $5.25 million. Signed 20th pick Evan Fournier. Traded Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington to the Orlando Magic in a deal bringing in Andre Iguodala. Signed second-rounder pick Quincy Miller on a three-year deal (only the first season is fully guaranteed) via partial Mid-Level Exception. Invited Ben Uzoh and Anthony Carter to camp. Picked up third-year options on Kenneth Faried and Jordan Hamilton. Signed Ty Lawson to a four-year, $48-million extension.
Waived Players: Anthony Carter, Ben Uzoh
Roster Count: 15 guaranteed
PG: Ty Lawson, Andre Miller, Julyan Stone
SG: Andre Iguodala, Evan Fournier
SF: Danilo Gallinari, Corey Brewer, Wilson Chandler, Jordan Hamilton, Quincy Miller
PF: Keith Faried, Anthony Randolph
C: Kosta Koufos, JaVale McGee, Timofey Mozgov
*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
Bird: Rudy Fernandez (playing in Madrid)
Head Coach: George Karl
Unsigned Second-Round Picks: Izzet Turkyilmaz, Sani Becirovic, Chukwudiebere Maduabaum, Xue Yuyang
Amnesty: Used on Chris Anderson – 2012-13 $4.526 million, 2013-14 $4.818 million.
2013 – Owe second-rounder (top-40 protected, unprotected in 2014) to Los Angeles Lakers (Chukwudiebre Maduabaum).
2013 – Owed second-rounder (top-40 protected, unprotected in 2014) from Portland Trail Blazers (Andre Miller).
2014 – Owe first-rounder to Orlando Magic (Andre Iguodala).
2014 – Owed first-rounder from New York Knicks (Carmelo Anthony). The pick owed to the Magic is the lesser between the Knicks and the Nuggets own first-rounder.
2015 – Owe second-rounder to Minnesota Timberwolves (Corey Brewer).
2015 – Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Los Angeles Clippers (Cheikh Samb).
2016 – Nuggets have the right to swap first-round picks with New York Knicks (Carmelo Anthony).
Cash Paid ($3.1 million max): $0
Key: B = Bird Rights; E = 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.