With just $45MM in guaranteed salaries on the books for 2016/17, and no draft picks to account for, the Wizards could have the flexibility to add a pair of maximum-salary contracts. However, long-coveted hometown target Kevin Durant doesn’t appear too likely to land in D.C. this summer, and one of those max salaries will likely be earmarked for Bradley Beal, despite his injury history. That leaves the Wizards with a tough call on what to do with their remaining cap room. Making a run at a second max player would require renouncing all – or at least most – of their unrestricted free agents, some of whom could be worth keeping around. It would also mean filling out the roster with a ton of minimum-salary players. In other words, it might make more sense to spread that cap room around, assuming Durant is indeed off the table.
See how Washington’s cap situation looks for 2016/17 as Hoops Rumors continues its offseason salary cap digest series.
- John Wall ($16,957,900)
- Marcin Gortat ($12,000,000)
- Markieff Morris ($7,400,000)
- Otto Porter ($5,893,981)
- Kelly Oubre ($2,006,640)
- (Martell Webster $833,334) — Salary remaining from release via stretch provision
- Total: $45,091,855
- Drew Gooden ($3,547,000)
- Jarell Eddie ($980,431)
- Total: $4,527,431
Restricted Free Agents (Qualifying Offers/Cap Holds)
- Bradley Beal ($7,471,412/$14,236,685)
- Totals: $7,471,412/$14,236,685
Unrestricted Free Agents (Cap Holds)
- Nene ($19,500,000)
- Jared Dudley ($8,312,500)
- Alan Anderson ($4,800,000)
- Ramon Sessions ($2,821,605)
- J.J. Hickson ($980,431)
- Garrett Temple ($980,431)
- Marcus Thornton ($980,431)
- Total: $38,375,398
Other Cap Holds
- Will Bynum ($980,431)
- Al Harrington ($980,431)
- Total: $1,960,862
Projected Salary Cap: $92,000,000
The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.
2 thoughts on “Offseason Salary Cap Digest: Washington Wizards”
Just because you say KD isn’t coming to DC doesn’t make it so. The Wizards are as likely a landing spot for KD as any other NBA team.
Right? Everyone keeps saying KD isn’t coming to DC for practically no reason tho. The only thing people can say is oh well they had a bad season. Okay so what? If Durant comes, WSH instantly a contender and it’s not even a discussion. People talk about Boston. I don’t think Boston is a contender unless they land other free agents. Also there was that report that he doesn’t want to have to deal with fake friends and all that. Okay well like anyone, it’s as simple as cutting them off. Since he has a small circle, I don’t see how hard it would be. But whatever. We’ll see. FWIW, I see him going back for another year.