Salary Cap Snapshot: Los Angeles Lakers

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 Los Angeles Lakers, who currently are 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 Lakers’ team page accessible here.

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


Note: These totals do not include Zach Auguste and Tarik Black, whose salary information hasn’t been reported.

Guaranteed Salary

Total Guaranteed Salary= $91,592,217


Non-Guaranteed Salary

  • Yi Jianlian — $7,750,000 [Salary fully guaranteed on 1/10/17]

Total Non-Guaranteed Salary= $7,750,000


Eligible for Rookie Scale Extensions: None


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: $99,342,217

Salary Cap: $94,143,000

Estimated Available Cap Space: $5,199,217

Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000

Amount Below Luxury Tax: $13,944,783

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

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