Plenty of teams around the NBA will have more cap space than they know what to do with this offseason due to the impending leap from $70MM to an estimated $92MM. That’s not the case in Toronto though, where new contract extensions for Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross will help increase the team’s total guaranteed salary to nearly $70MM. All that guaranteed money will make it very difficult for the Raps to find a way to keep both of its marquee free agents — DeMar DeRozan figures to sign for the max, while Bismack Biyombo‘s strong finish to the season could land him a deal in the $15MM-per-year range. Toronto only has Biyombo’s Non-Bird rights, so if the Raptors intend to keep both players, they’ll have to get creative, a challenge GM Masai Ujiri will likely welcome.
See how Toronto’s cap situation looks for 2016/17 as Hoops Rumors continues its offseason salary cap digest series.
- Jonas Valanciunas ($14,382,023)
- DeMarre Carroll ($14,200,000)
- Kyle Lowry ($12,000,000)
- Terrence Ross ($10,000,000)
- Cory Joseph ($7,315,000)
- Patrick Patterson ($6,050,000)
- Lucas Nogueira ($1,921,320)
- Bruno Caboclo ($1,589,640)
- Delon Wright ($1,577,280)
- Norman Powell ($874,636)
- Total: $69,909,899
- DeMar DeRozan ($10,350,000)
Unrestricted Free Agents (Cap Holds)
- DeMar DeRozan ($15,500,000) — pending player option
- Luis Scola ($3,480,000)
- Bismack Biyombo ($3,376,800)1
- James Johnson ($3,250,000)
- Jason Thompson ($980,431)
- Total: $26,587,231
Other Cap Holds
- No. 9 pick ($2,253,300)
- Nando De Colo ($1,901,900)
- No. 27 pick ($996,700)
- Total: $5,151,900
Projected Salary Cap: $92,000,000
- Biyombo has declined his player option for 2016/17.
The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.