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 Kings’ cap outlook for 2015/16…
Here are the players with guaranteed contracts:
- Darren Collison — $5,013,559
- DeMarcus Cousins — $15,851,950
- Wayne Ellington (Stretch Provision) — $923,780
- Rudy Gay — $12,403,101
- Carl Landry — $6.5MM
- Ben McLemore — $3,156,600
- Nik Stauskas — $2,869,440
- Jason Thompson — $6,431,250
Here are the players with non-guaranteed contracts:
Players with options:
The Kings’ Cap Summary for 2015/16:
- Guaranteed Salary: $53,149,680
- Options/Non-Guaranteed Salary: $1,792,335
- Total: $54,942,015
The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.