Mid-Level Exception Tracker

There are three types of Mid-Level Exceptions (MLEs):
  • Room Mid-Level Exception Requirements:
    • Team is below the cap
    • Team must not have already used any of the following in the active season:
      • Bi-Annual Exception
      • Non-Taxpayer MLE
      • Taxpayer MLE
  • Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception:
    • Team is below the tax apron, but above the cap
    • First year salary of the signed contract results in the team remaining below the tax apron
    • Team must not have already used any of the following in the active season:
      • Room MLE
      • Taxpayer MLE
  • Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception:
    • First year salary of the signed contract results in the team's cap hit exceeding the tax apron
    • 2023 CBA Addition: The team must be below the 2nd apron
    • Team must not have already used any of the following in the active season:
      • Bi-Annual Exception
      • Cap Room/Room Exception
      • Room MLE
      • Non-Taxpayer MLE

The MLE can be split among multiple contracts as long as the sum of the cap hit does not exceed the MLE limits

MLE limits for the 2023-24 season:
  • Room MLE: $7,723,000
  • Non-Taxpayer MLE: $12,405,000
  • Taxpayer MLE: $5,000,000


This tool will automatically reduce a value to $0 in space if it is not possible to use the exception at the current time. For example, if the team has more cap room than the maximum Non-Taxpayer MLE amount, the Non-Taxpayer MLE will be reduced to $0. If the team later increases their payroll to where the Non-Taxpayer MLE is feasible, the space will then display as a value greater than $0
TeamCap Room TooltipApron Room Tooltip2nd Apron Room TooltipCap Room Used TooltipBAE Used TooltipSignings TooltipRoom Space TooltipNon-Taxpayer Space TooltipTaxpayer Space Tooltip
Logo of the Atlanta HawksAtlanta HawksATL$0$16,206,202$26,654,202NoNo-$12,405,000$0
Logo of the Boston CelticsBoston CelticsBOS$0$0$0NoNo---
Logo of the Brooklyn NetsBrooklyn NetsBKN$0$20,252,142$30,700,142NoNo-$12,405,000$0
Logo of the Charlotte HornetsCharlotte HornetsCHA$0$34,913,527$45,361,527NoNo-$12,405,000$0
Logo of the Chicago BullsChicago BullsCHI$0$8,260,495$18,708,495NoNo
MLE
Onuralp Bitim
($500,000)
Jevon Carter
($6,190,476)
-$5,714,524-
Logo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland CavaliersCLE$0$8,420,964$18,868,964No
Ty Jerome
(Jul 6, 2023)
MLE
Craig Porter Jr.
($1,500,000)
Georges Niang
($8,800,000)
-$2,105,000-
Logo of the Dallas MavericksDallas MavericksDAL$0$9,269,625$19,717,625NoNo
MLE
Dante Exum
($3,000,000)
Seth Curry
($4,000,000)
-$5,405,000-
Logo of the Denver NuggetsDenver NuggetsDEN$0$0$4,903,802NoNo
TP-MLE
Reggie Jackson
($5,000,000)
--$0
Logo of the Detroit PistonsDetroit PistonsDET$538,704$36,863,704$47,311,704NoNo$7,723,000--
Logo of the Golden State WarriorsGolden State WarriorsGSW$0$0$0NoNo---
Logo of the Houston RocketsHouston RocketsHOU$0$25,943,991$36,391,991
Jock Landale
(Jul 6, 2023)
Jeff Green
(Jul 6, 2023)
Fred VanVleet
(Jul 7, 2023)
No$7,723,000--
Logo of the Indiana PacersIndiana PacersIND$0$28,373,226$38,821,226
Bruce Brown Jr.
(Jul 6, 2023)
No
R-MLE
Kendall Brown
($445,265)
$7,277,735--
Logo of the LA ClippersLA ClippersLAC$0$0$0NoNo---
Logo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles LakersLAL$0$4,232,016$14,680,016No
Taurean Prince
(Jul 6, 2023)
MLE
Spencer Dinwiddie
($1,554,654)
Gabe Vincent
($10,500,000)
-$350,346-
Logo of the Memphis GrizzliesMemphis GrizzliesMEM$0$11,941,282$22,389,282NoNo
MLE
GG Jackson II
($1,991,428)
Vince Williams Jr.
($2,232,308)
Bismack Biyombo
($5,000,000)
-$3,181,264-
Logo of the Miami HeatMiami HeatMIA$0$0$8,562,468NoNo--$5,000,000
Logo of the Milwaukee BucksMilwaukee BucksMIL$0$0$567,410NoNo--$5,000,000
Logo of the Minnesota TimberwolvesMinnesota TimberwolvesMIN$0$8,613,662$19,061,662NoNo
MLE
Troy Brown Jr.
($4,000,000)
Malik Shake Milton
($5,000,000)
-$3,405,000-
Logo of the New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans PelicansNOP$0$9,008,658$19,456,658NoNo
MLE
E.J. Liddell
($1,801,769)
-$9,008,658-
Logo of the New York KnicksNew York KnicksNYK$0$9,444,577$19,892,577NoNo
MLE
Donte DiVincenzo
($10,900,000)
-$1,505,000-
Logo of the Oklahoma City ThunderOklahoma City ThunderOKC$0$11,893,295$22,341,295NoNo
R-MLE
Vasilije Micić
($7,723,000)
$0--
Logo of the Orlando MagicOrlando MagicORL$0$32,533,496$42,981,496
Joe Ingles
(Jul 7, 2023)
No$7,723,000--
Logo of the Philadelphia 76ersPhiladelphia 76ersPHI$0$9,029,863$19,477,863NoNo
MLE
Kyle Lowry
($2,795,839)
-$9,029,863-
Logo of the Phoenix SunsPhoenix SunsPHX$0$0$0NoNo---
Logo of the Portland Trail BlazersPortland Trail BlazersPOR$0$8,456,498$18,904,498NoNo
MLE
Duop Reath
($1,951,220)
-$8,456,498-
Logo of the Sacramento KingsSacramento KingsSAC$0$22,352,450$32,800,450NoNo
R-MLE
Keon Ellis
($683,430)
Aleksandar Vezenkov
($6,341,464)
$698,106--
Logo of the San Antonio SpursSan Antonio SpursSAS$0$31,427,062$41,875,062
Julian Champagnie
(Jul 6, 2023)
Sidy Cissoko
(Jul 27, 2023)
No$7,723,000--
Logo of the Toronto RaptorsToronto RaptorsTOR$0$13,193,327$23,641,327No
Jalen McDaniels
(Jul 6, 2023)
MLE
Dennis Schroder
($12,405,000)
-$0-
Logo of the Utah JazzUtah JazzUTA$5,527,932$41,852,932$52,300,932
Ömer Yurtseven
(Jul 17, 2023)
No$7,723,000--
Logo of the Washington WizardsWashington WizardsWAS$0$28,227,517$38,675,517NoNo-$12,405,000$0