NBA Cap Projection Lowered for 2020/21 Season

The NBA has informed teams that its updated projected salary cap and tax level remain unchanged for next season and is $2MM lower for the 2020/21 season, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.

The league projects a cap of $109MM for next season and a $132MM threshold when the luxury tax kicks in. Its projection for the 2020/21 season is a $116MM salary cap and a $141MM tax level.

The stable projection for the 2019/20 season means that budgets set for free agency don’t have to be altered. The teams projected to have the most cap space to pursue free agents include the Knicks, Clippers, Nets, Mavericks, Hawks, Pacers, Lakers, Kings and Sixers.

The salary cap this season is $101,869,000 with a luxury tax threshold of $123,733,000.

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3 thoughts on “NBA Cap Projection Lowered for 2020/21 Season

  1. x%sure

    It was $58.7MM in 2014, so it will roughly double for 2021, seven years later. Pretty sweet jumps, for the players anyway.

  2. davidkaner

    I agree. In fact the NHL is probably looking at altering their system based on the success of the NBA’s cap system & the ability for the home team to offer more money & years. NHL needs to cap the years to 6 like the NBA & I think baseball is headed this was as well.

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