Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers 2022-23 Salary Cap

Lakers 2022-23 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Los Angeles Lakers 2022 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (14) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap
Figure
Cap %
Team
Cap %
League
Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Westbrook Russell Westbrook PG $47,063,478 $47,063,478 - - - $47,063,478 25.59 38.06 $47,063,478
($47,063,478)
Acquired via Trade
James LeBron James PF $44,474,988 $44,474,988 - - - $44,474,988 24.19 35.97 $142,026,988
($142,026,988)
Vet Extension / Bird
Davis Anthony Davis C $37,980,720 $37,980,720 - - - $37,980,720 20.66 30.72 $121,800,240
($121,800,240)
Free Agent (Max) / Bird
Beverley Patrick Beverley PG $13,000,000 $13,000,000 - - - $13,000,000 7.07 10.51 $13,000,000
($13,000,000)
Acquired via Trade
Walker IV Lonnie Walker IV SG $6,479,000 $6,479,000 - - - $6,479,000 3.52 5.24 $6,479,000
($6,479,000)
Free Agent / T-MLE
Hachimura Rui Hachimura PF $6,263,188 $6,263,188 - - - $6,263,188 3.41 5.07 $2,735,645
($6,263,188)
Acquired via Trade
Jones Damian Jones C $2,298,385 $2,298,385 - - - $2,298,385 1.25 1.86 $4,885,050
($4,885,050)
Free Agent / Minimum
Gabriel Wenyen Gabriel PF $1,878,720 $1,878,720 - - - $1,878,720 1.02 1.52 $1,878,720
($1,878,720)
RoS / Minimum
Schröder Dennis Schröder PG $1,836,090 $2,641,682 - - - $1,836,090 1.00 1.48 $2,641,682
($2,641,682)
Free Agent / Minimum
Bryant Thomas Bryant C $1,836,090 $2,133,278 - - - $1,836,090 1.00 1.48 $2,133,278
($2,133,278)
Free Agent / Minimum
Brown Jr. Troy Brown Jr. SF $1,836,090 $1,968,175 - - - $1,836,090 1.00 1.48 $1,968,175
($1,968,175)
Free Agent / Minimum
Toscano-Anderson Juan Toscano-Anderson SF $1,836,090 $1,902,133 - - - $1,836,090 1.00 1.48 $1,902,133
($1,902,133)
Free Agent / Minimum
Reaves Austin Reaves SG $1,563,518 $1,563,518 - - - $1,563,518 0.85 1.26 $1,563,518
($1,563,518)
/ Minimum
Christie Max Christie SG $1,017,781 $1,017,781 - - - $1,017,781 0.55 0.82 $2,737,645
($2,737,645)
Drafted / Minimum


2022-23 Two-Way

Players signed to Two-Way contracts that are currently designated to G-League affiliate. Two-way salaries do not count against a team's Total Cap/Tax Allocations.

Player (2) Pos.
Pippen Jr.Scotty Pippen Jr. G          
SwiderCole Swider F          


2022-23 Dead/Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been released or served 10-day contracts. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (1) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
RyanMatt Ryan SF $442,439 - - - $442,439 0.24 Waived
BrownSterling Brown SG $122,602 - - - $105,522 0.06 10-day


2022-23 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Lakers are currently over the league salary cap, these cap holds do not count against their Total Cap figure. Renouncing these cap holds will NOT afford the team any new cap space. These figures are not counted toward a team's Luxury Tax Allocation.

Player (8) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
DudleyJared Dudley SF - $1,811,516 Early Bird
WaitersDion Waiters SG - $1,811,516 Non-Bird
AugustinD.J. Augustin PG - $1,796,667 Non-Bird
AnthonyCarmelo Anthony PF - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
EllingtonWayne Ellington SG - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
HowardDwight Howard C - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
BradleyAvery Bradley PG $1,669,178 $1,669,178 Non-Bird
JonesMason Jones SG - $1,576,305 Two-Way


Exceptions

Exceptions are essentially "grants" offering teams an additional way to sign players. Exceptions can be split up for multiple player signings, however only one of these exceptions may be used in a season and they cannot be combined.

Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap and above the Luxury Tax Apron ($156,983,000) and can be used for contracts up to 3 years in length.

Trade Exception Details becomes available when a team relinquishes more salary than it acquires during a trade. The "credit" balance remains as an exception that can be used within the next year to acquire salary via trade without further relinquishing additional salary.

Type Reason (Used On) Original Available
Taxpayer Mid-Level
Lonnie Walker IV
($6,479,000)
$6,479,000 $0


2022-23 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Lakers current standing in terms of the luxury tax threshold. Teams that spend over the threshold pay fines (estimated below).

Type Totals
2022 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $150,267,000
Total Taxable Salaries $170,154,735
Current Luxury Tax Space $-19,887,735
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $44,635,142


2022-23 Los Angeles Lakers Salary Cap Totals

The Lakers are currently over the league salary cap. This means Cap Holds & Exceptions are NOT included in their Total Cap Allocations, and renouncing these figures will not afford them any cap space. The team may only sign outside players using any available exceptions or at league minimum salaries.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $169,364,138
Dead Money $547,961
Cap Holds $13,966,092
Total Cap Allocations $183,878,191
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $123,655,000
Current Cap Space $-60,223,191
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-58,321,002 — $-45,709,138

$-58,321,002
Projected Practical Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries + estimated exercised and declined options + estimated retained cap holds and draft pool cap holds.

$-45,709,138
Maximum Possible Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries. All other options, cap holds, exceptions are assumed as declined, waived or renounced.





Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
6/29/2023 Damian Jones 2023-24 Player Option $2,586,665
6/29/2023 Scotty Pippen Jr. 2023-24 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,637,975
6/30/2023 Austin Reaves 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $2,055,319
6/30/2023 Rui Hachimura 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $8,486,620
6/29/2024 Max Christie 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $2,324,095
6/29/2024 LeBron James 2024-25 Player Option $50,652,000
6/29/2024 Cole Swider 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $1,910,534