Salary Cap Snapshot: Detroit Pistons

With the free agent signing period winding down and teams looking ahead to the preseason, we at Hoops Rumors will be tracking the Salary Cap figures for each team around the league.  These posts will be maintained throughout the season once financial data is reported. They will be located on the sidebar throughout the year, once all the teams’ cap figures have been relayed. The next franchise we’ll be looking at are the Detroit Pistons, who currently are well over the league’s salary cap of $94,143,000 for the 2016/17 season. You can always check RosterResource.com for up-to-date rosters for each franchise, with the Piston’s team page accessible here.

Here’s a breakdown of where the Pistons currently stand financially:


Guaranteed Salary

Total Guaranteed Salary= $106,854,557


Non-Guaranteed Salary

  • Lorenzo Brown — $1,015,696 [Salary fully guaranteed on 1/10/17]
  • Ray McCallum — $980,431 [Actual salary is $1,015,696. Salary fully guaranteed on 1/10/17]

Total Non-Guaranteed Salary= $1,996,127


Eligible for Rookie Scale Extensions: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Reggie Bullock


Cash Sent Out Via Trade: $0 [Amount Remaining $3.5MM]

Cash Received Via Trade: $0 [Amount Remaining $3.5MM]


Payroll Exceptions Available

  • Room Exception: $2,898,000

Total Projected Payroll: $108,850,684

Salary Cap: $94,143,000

Estimated Available Cap Space: $14,707,684

Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000

Amount Below Luxury Tax: $4,436,316

The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.

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