With the NBA trade deadline 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 Wolves’ cap outlook for 2015/16…
Here are the players with guaranteed contracts:
- Anthony Bennett — $5,803,560
- Gorgui Dieng — $1,474,440
- Zach LaVine — $2,148,360
- Kevin Martin — $7,085,000
- Shabazz Muhammad — $2,056,920
- Adreian Payne — $1,938,840
- Nikola Pekovic — $12.1MM
- Ricky Rubio — $12.7MM
- Andrew Wiggins — $5,758,680
Here are the players with non-guaranteed contracts:
- Lorenzo Brown — $947,276
Players with options:
- Chase Budinger (Player Option) — $5MM
The Wolves’ Cap Summary for 2015/16:
- Guaranteed Salary: $51,065,800
- Options/Non-Guaranteed Salary: $5,947,276
- Total: $57,013,076
The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.