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 by taking a look at the Bulls’ cap outlook for 2015/16…
Here are the players with guaranteed contracts:
- Pau Gasol — $7,448,760
- Taj Gibson — $8.5MM
- Richard Hamilton (Stretch Provision) — $333,333
- Doug McDermott — $2,380,440
- Nikola Mirotic — $5,543,725
- Joakim Noah — $13.9MM
- Derrick Rose — $20,093,064
- Tony Snell — $1,535,880
Here are the players with non-guaranteed contracts:
Players with options:
- Kirk Hinrich (Player Option) — $2,854,940
The Bulls’ Cap Summary for 2015/16:
- Guaranteed Salary: $60,160,202
- Options/Non-Guaranteed Salary: $4,290,420
- Total: $64,450,622
The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.