Phoenix Suns Team Salary
Quick: Under the cap by about $6.4 million. 5th, 30th and 57th picks in the 2013 NBA Draft. Maximum space without trades in July ($60 million cap) = ~$10,904,003.
Exceptions: Mid-Level Exception; Bi-Annual Exception — exceptions would be renounced if the Suns go under the cap
Roster Count: nine guaranteed
PG: Goran Dragic, Kendall Marshall, Diante Garrett
SG: Wesley Johnson, Jared Dudley, Shannon Brown
SF: P.J. Tucker, Michael Beasley
PF: Luis Scola, Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris
C: Marcin Gortat, Jermaine O’Neal, Hamed Haddadi, Channing Frye (injured)
*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
Non-Bird: Diante Garrett, Jermaine O’Neal
Declined Option: Wesley Johnson
Head Coach: Jeff Hornacek (four-year deal starting 13/14, fourth-year team option)
Unsigned Second-Round Picks: Dwayne Collins, Milos Vujanic
Amnesty: Used on Josh Childress – 2012-13, $6.5 million; 2013-14, $7.1825 million; 2014-15, $7.3175 million
2013 – Owe second-rounder (protections TBD) to the Houston Rockets (Marcus Morris).
2013 – Owed first-rounder (unprotected) from the Los Angeles Lakers (Steve Nash). If the Lakers are a playoff team, the Cavaliers will swap the least-favorable pick with the Lakers (which transfers on to the Suns). The Cavs will chose from their own pick, the Miami HEAT’s or Sacramento Kings’.
2013 – Owed first-rounder (top-13 protected through 2014, top-12 protected through 2016) from Minnesota Timberwolves (Wesley Johnson). The Wolves may send first-rounder (lottery protected) from Memphis Grizzlies instead, whichever is lower.
2013 – Owed second-rounder (top-40 protected) from Los Angeles Lakers (Steve Nash).
Cash Paid ($3.1 million max): $1.15 million (Minnesota Timberwolves)
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.