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 Thunder’s cap outlook for 2015/16…
Here are the players with guaranteed contracts:
- Steven Adams — $2,279,040
- D.J. Augustin — $3MM
- Nick Collison — $3,750,000
- Kevin Durant — $20,158,622
- Serge Ibaka — $12,350,000
- Perry Jones — $2,038,206
- Jeremy Lamb — $3,034,356
- Mitch McGary — $1,463,040
- Anthony Morrow — $3,344,000
- Steve Novak — $3,750,001
- Andre Roberson — $1,210,800
- Dion Waiters — $5,138,430
- Russell Westbrook — $16,744,218
Here are the players with non-guaranteed contracts:
Players with options:
The Thunder’s Cap Summary for 2015/16:
- Guaranteed Salary: $78,260,713
- Options/Non-Guaranteed Salary: $0
- Total: $78,260,713
The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.