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Los Angeles Lakers 2019-20 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Los Angeles Lakers 2019-20 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 (15) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
JamesLeBron James MAX 34 SF Cap Space $37,436,858 - - ($37,436,858) $37,436,858 31.04
DavisAnthony Davis MAX 26 PF Bird $27,093,019 $3,581,789 - ($27,093,019) $27,093,019 22.47
GreenDanny Green 32 SG Cap Space $14,634,146 - - ($14,634,146) $14,634,146 12.13
Caldwell-PopeKentavious Caldwell-Pope 26 SG Cap Space $8,089,282 $1,069,431 - ($8,089,282) $8,089,282 6.71
BradleyAvery Bradley 28 SG Room $4,767,000 - - ($4,767,000) $4,767,000 3.95
McGeeJaVale McGee 31 C Cap Space $4,000,000 - - ($4,000,000) $4,000,000 3.32
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins 29 C Cap Space $3,500,000 - - ($3,500,000) $3,500,000 2.90
CookQuinn Cook 26 PG Cap Space $3,000,000 - - ($3,000,000) $3,000,000 2.49
CarusoAlex Caruso 25 PG Room $2,750,000 - - ($2,750,000) $2,750,000 2.28
RondoRajon Rondo 33 PG Minimum $2,564,753 - - ($2,564,753) $2,564,753 2.13
KuzmaKyle Kuzma 24 PF Rookie $1,974,600 - - ($1,974,600) $1,974,600 1.64
DudleyJared Dudley 34 SF Minimum $2,564,753 - - ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.34
HowardDwight Howard 33 C Minimum $2,564,753 - - - $1,620,564 1.34
DanielsTroy Daniels 28 SG Minimum $2,028,594 - - ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.34
Horton-TuckerTalen Horton-Tucker 18 SG Minimum $898,310 - - ($898,310) $898,310 0.74


2019-20 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 Allocations.

Player (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
AntetokounmpoKostas Antetokounmpo 21 PF -       -  
Norvell Jr.Zach Norvell Jr. 21 SG -       -  


2019-20 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (3) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
DengLuol Deng 34 SF $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000 4.15
JacksonDemetrius Jackson 25 PG $18,312 - - - $18,312 0.02
CacokDevontae Cacok 22 PF $10,150 - - - $10,150 0.01


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 (Remaining) Reason/Notes Expire Date
Room Exception $4,767,000
($0)
Avery Bradley ($4,767,000)
Disabled Player Exception $1,750,000
($1,750,000)
DeMarcus Cousins ACL injury 03/10/2020


2019-20 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
2019 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $120,598,122
Luxury Tax Space $12,028,878


2019-20 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 $115,569,660
Dead Money $5,028,462
Cap Holds $1,750,000
Total Salaries $120,598,122
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-11,458,122
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $115,569,660
Dead Money $5,028,462
Cap Holds $1,750,000
Total Cap Allocations $120,598,122
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-11,458,122



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2020-21
06/29/2021 Talen Horton-Tucker 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $1,782,621
06/29/2021 LeBron James 2021-22 Player Option $41,002,273
06/29/2021 Kyle Kuzma 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $5,282,711