With the NBA trade deadline now passed, teams are focusing on locking down playoff spots or vying for a better chance in the draft lottery. Outside of the players who are added on 10-day deals, or those lucky enough to turn those auditions into long-term contracts, teams’ rosters are relatively set for the remainder of the season.
We at Hoops Rumors are in the process of taking a look ahead at each franchise’s salary cap situation heading into the summer, and the free agent frenzy that occurs every offseason. While the exact amount of the 2015/16 salary cap won’t be announced until July, the cap is projected to come in somewhere around $68MM, with the luxury tax threshold projected at approximately $81MM. This year’s $63.065MM cap represented an increase of 7.7% over 2013/14, which was well above the league’s projected annual increase of 4.5%.
We’ll continue onward by taking a look at the Hornets’ cap outlook for 2015/16…
Here are the players with guaranteed contracts:
- Troy Daniels — $947,276
- P.J. Hairston — $1,201,440
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist — $6,331,404
- Brian Roberts — $2,854,940
- Lance Stephenson — $9MM
- Noah Vonleh — $2,637,720
- Kemba Walker — $12MM
- Marvin Williams — $7MM
- Cody Zeller — $4,204,200
Here are the players with non-guaranteed contracts:
Players with options:
The Hornets’ Cap Summary for 2015/16:
- Guaranteed Salary: $46,176,980
- Options/Non-Guaranteed Salary: $19.5MM
- Total: $65,676,980
The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.