Denver Nuggets: Salary Cap Space 2020

We’ve summarized what Denver Nuggets fans can expect from their squad in terms of salary cap space this offseason. Below you’ll find lists of the players expected back on the roster, the team’s potential free agents and a number of insights about questions the franchise will face before the 2021 campaign.

In addition to a summary for each of the 30 teams (accessible in the link grid below), we’ve also tiered the top NBA free agents league-wide and published a general comparison of all teams’ cap space. Follow @SLAMnewswire on Twitter for constant offseason updates as we head into free agency.

Projected Roster Players

Will Barton$13,723,214Guaranteed
Keita Bates-Diop$1,663,861Non-Guaranteed
Bol BolTwo-WaySecond Year 2W
Vlatko Cancar$1,571,981Guaranteed
P.J. Dozier$1,762,796$1,200,000 Guaranteed
Gary Harris$19,610,714Guaranteed
Nikola Jokic$29,542,010Guaranteed
Monte Morris$1,723,707Non-Guaranteed
Jamal Murray$27,285,000Guaranteed
Michael Porter Jr.$3,550,800Guaranteed

Projected Free Agents

Torrey Craig$3,800,00Cap Hold – RFA
Troy Daniels$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Jerami Grant$17,757,691Cap Hold – UFA, PO
Richard Jefferson$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Paul Millsap$38,199,000Cap Hold – UFA
Mason Plumlee$21,061,644Cap Hold – UFA
Noah Vonleh$2,400,000Cap Hold – UFA

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #22$2,379,840

Exceptions Available

  • Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception – $9,258,000
  • Bi-Annual Exception – $3,623,000

Key Offseason Decisions

  • Will Jerami Grant opt out? Grant has gone back and forth since the season went on hiatus. Initially, it looked like Grant would take the security of opting in for $9.3M for 2021. After a terrific run during the restart, it now looks like Grant will opt out and test the market.
  • Is Torrey Craig still part of the plans? The qualifying offer to keep Craig is a fairly small $2.5M. That’s probably still a palatable number for Denver if Craig simply signs it.

Projected Team Salary


The swing point for the Nuggets is Jerami Grant. Even if Grant opts out, Denver will be over the cap. They’ll keep his free agent rights, as Grant is too important to let him walk away cleanly. Because of that, the Nuggets project to keep free agent rights for everyone else. Denver will also keep all of their non-guaranteed players, as each has value for the team. (@KeithSmithNBA)

Cap Space Forecast

-$80,079,386 (29th out of 30). $25,827,221 under the Luxury Tax.

Team Salary Cap Outlooks

New YorkDetroitMiami
DenverGolden StateDallas
MinnesotaLA ClippersMemphis
Oklahoma LA LakersNew Orleans
UtahSacramentoSan Antonio