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 and the de facto deadline of March 1st for buyouts now past, 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 Golden State Warriors, 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= $95,777,682*
- Remaining Cap Room= –$25,777,682
- Amount Above Luxury Tax Line= $11,037,682
*Note: This amount includes the $6,908,685 due Jason Thompson, who was waived.
Cap Exceptions Available:
- Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception= $876,000 (Remainder was used to sign Leandro Barbosa)
- Trade Exception= $5,387,825 (David Lee. Expires July 27th, 2016)
- Trade Exception= $3,197,170 (Gerald Wallace. Expires July 31st, 2016)
Cash Available to Send Out In Trades= $2,400,000
Cash Available to Receive Via Trade= $3,400,000
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.