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.