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Los Angeles Lakers 2018 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player (16) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
JamesLeBron James 33 SF Cap Space $35,654,150 - - ($153,312,846) $35,654,150 33.49
DengLuol Deng 33 SF Cap Space $18,000,000 - - ($36,810,000) $18,000,000 16.91
Caldwell-PopeKentavious Caldwell-Pope 25 SG Non-Bird $12,000,000 - - ($12,000,000) $12,000,000 11.27
RondoRajon Rondo 32 PG Cap Space $9,000,000 - - ($9,000,000) $9,000,000 8.45
BallLonzo Ball 20 PG Rookie $7,461,960 - - ($7,461,960) $7,461,960 7.01
IngramBrandon Ingram 20 SF Rookie $5,757,120 - - ($5,757,120) $5,757,120 5.41
StephensonLance Stephenson 27 SG Cap Space $4,449,000 - - ($4,449,000) $4,449,000 4.18
BeasleyMichael Beasley 29 SF Room $3,500,000 - - ($3,500,000) $3,500,000 3.29
WagnerMoritz Wagner 21 PF Rookie $1,762,080 - - ($3,612,018) $1,762,080 1.65
KuzmaKyle Kuzma 22 PF Rookie $1,689,840 - - ($1,689,840) $1,689,840 1.59
HartJosh Hart 23 SG Rookie $1,655,160 - - ($1,655,160) $1,655,160 1.55
ZubacIvica Zubac 21 C Cap Space $1,544,951 - - ($1,544,951) $1,544,951 1.45
McGeeJaVale McGee 30 C Minimum $2,393,887 - - ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.42
MykhailiukSviatoslav Mykhailiuk 21 SG Cap Space $1,487,694 - - ($1,487,694) $1,487,694 1.40
BongaIsaac Bonga 18 PG Cap Space $1,000,000 - - ($2,416,852) $1,000,000 0.94
CarrollJeffrey Carroll 23 SF Minimum $838,464 - - - $838,464


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.

Room Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are below the cap (eliminating the NTMLE/TMLE/BAE) and can be used for contracts up to 2 years in length.

Type Amount Amount Remaining Reason/Notes Expire Date
Room Exception $4,449,000 $949,000 Michael Beasley ($3,500,000)


2018-19 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
2018 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $123,733,000
Total Taxable Salaries $107,313,020
Luxury Tax Space $16,419,980


2018-19 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 Total
Active Roster Cap $106,474,556
Cap Holds -
Total Salaries $106,474,556
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-4,605,556
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $106,474,556
Total Cap Allocations $106,474,556
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Cap Max Space $-4,605,556
Practical Cap Space $-4,605,556