2015/16 Salary Cap Update: Boston Celtics

The NBA’s salary cap for 2015/16 is set at $70MM, which is good for an 11% increase from last season, and the luxury tax line is fixed at $84.74MM. With the February 18th cutoff date for trades now past and the de facto deadline of March 1st for buyouts rapidly approaching, we at Hoops Rumors are in the process of updating the salary cap commitments for each NBA franchise for the 2015/16 campaign. Here’s the cap breakdown for the Boston Celtics, whose regular season roster can be viewed here:

  • 2015/16 Salary Cap= $70,000,000
  • 2015/16 Luxury Tax Line= $84,740,000
  • Fully Guaranteed Salary Commitments= $77,098,629*
  • Remaining Cap Room= -$7,098,629
  • Amount Below Luxury Tax Line= $7,641,371

*Note: This amount includes the $1,706,250 owed to Zoran Dragic, who was waived by the team, the $2,038,206 owned to Perry Jones III, who was also waived and the $25K each owed to Levi RandolphCorey Walden and Malcolm Miller, who were waived. This amount also reflects David Lee‘s salary of $15,035,105, who was waived as part of a buyout arrangement.

Cap Exceptions Available:

  • Room Exception= $2,814,000

Cash Available to Send Out In Trades= $3,400,000

Cash Available to Receive Via Trade= $300,000

Note: Despite the trade deadline having passed, the NBA season technically doesn’t end until June 30th. Teams are able to again make trades upon the completion of the regular season or when/if they are eliminated from the playoffs, whichever comes later. So these cash limits still apply.

The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.

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