NBA Projects $109 Million Cap for 2019/20 Season

The NBA has provided teams with updated projections of a $109MM salary cap for the 2019/20 season with a luxury-tax threshold of $132MM, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. The NBA also projects a $118MM cap and $143MM luxury-tax line for the 2020/21 season.

The 2019/20 cap projection remains unchanged from the NBA’s last update on July 1 but the $118MM projection for the following season is $2MM higher than the previous update, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders tweets. That’s due to BRI projections and a projected shortfall-based adjustment, Charania adds in another tweet.

The latest projections means that teams can trust they will be dealing with a $109MM cap or something close to it when making out their budgets for next summer. Teams will likely have more than $7MM to play with next season than they did this summer, when the NBA set a $101,869,000 cap.

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11 thoughts on “NBA Projects $109 Million Cap for 2019/20 Season

    • Seriously watch out for the Lakers. Something could be happening down there. Could be an exciting next couple of seasons.

    • Dodgethis

      The increase in cap space also means an increase in player salaries, including an increase in what max contract means. It’s done as a % of cap. Really just means Lakers get to pay more for whoever else they sign. Nothing really exciting about the Lakers. Ball family is a nightmare. LeBron is old and on the downslope, unless the league continues to omit LeBron from drug testing so he can continue to dope up. George wanted nothing to do with the LA circus despite the propaganda spewing from “media” companies. Lakers are a has been organization. The last great laker was a rapist. Ingram is a let down, kuzma reached his ceiling, and it’s only a matter of time before HIV removes magic from the equation. I personally wish nothing but the best for magic and the buss family, but objectively the Lakers are garbage. The only bright spot is the head coach.

  1. Finally some nice increases on the cap, they can’t keep increasing only 1-2MM/year, 7-9/year is way better for the teams & players & ultimately for the fans.

  2. Danthemilwfan

    Not sure how adding money to a cap in order to allow the Lakers, warriors, rockets etc…more flexibility to keep adding to their super teams is good for the fans of the other teams.

    • Are the other cities prevented from becoming super teams?

      Is there a rule?

      Only super teams allowed are those that exist now?

      Or can I become a franchise that players want 2 Go, a team players want to play for, a Coach people want to play for, a locker room conducive to a winning environment?

      Or is my team not allowed to do that?


    • The warriors were a laughing stock for 30 years. Trust me I know.

      Our stars were Purvis short and Larry Smith and a year-and-a-half of Ralph Sampson’s balky knees.

      Our Savior was Joe Barry Carroll and Chris Mullin.

      New ownership changed everything. Hired the right people and who knew how to draft and that became the start of a winning environment.

      It’s pretty cool, other teams should try it.

    • And don’t tell me it’s the city or location of the city in the country that holds teams back.

      Every city has their Superstar celebrity who loves that area as home. I don’t care where.

      Any City can become a super team. Prince lived in Minneapolis his whole life.

      Robert Redford is close to Salt Lake City.

      How many stars live in Miami?

      Dallas is the Hub of central United States and huge for business.

      Westbrook signed long-term in Oklahoma City.

      Any team can become a super team.

      • Dodgethis

        Denver is the hub of the central US. Dallas isn’t even close. Keep dreaming.

        • I don’t think you’re correct. I believe Dallas is the Hub of the central us. Texas is booming.

          Denver is quite a city and I love it there good pick-up basketball at Washington Park good group of guys… and business and growth is doing well there but it’s kind of the Rocky Mountain area with Salt Lake… it’s almost like a western City.

          Dallas is where it’s at for the middle point of the country. I don’t think that’s dreaming.

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