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 $67.4MM, 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 Nuggets’ cap outlook for 2015/16…
Here are the players with guaranteed contracts:
- Kenneth Faried — $11,235,955
- Danilo Gallinari — $11,559,225
- Gary Harris — $1,587,480
- J.J. Hickson — $5,613,500
- Joffrey Lauvergne — $1,709,719
- Ty Lawson — $12,404,595
- Jusuf Nurkic — $1,842,000
Here are the players with non-guaranteed contracts:
Players with options:
- Jameer Nelson (Player Option) — $2,854,940
The Nuggets’ Cap Summary for 2015/16:
- Guaranteed Salary: $47,952,474
- Options/Non-Guaranteed Salary: $12,006,661
- Total: $59,959,135
The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.