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Los Angeles Lakers 2020-21 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Los Angeles Lakers 2020-21 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Lakers – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Estimate
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (12) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
JamesLeBron James MAX 35 SF $39,219,565 Cap Space $39,219,565 - - ($39,219,565) $39,219,565 38.58
SchröderDennis Schröder 27 PG $15,500,000 Bird $15,500,000 - - ($15,500,000) $15,500,000 15.25
Caldwell-PopeKentavious Caldwell-Pope 27 SG $12,073,020 Early Bird $12,073,020 - - ($12,073,020) $12,073,020 11.88
HarrellMontrezl Harrell 26 PF $9,258,000 MLE $9,258,000 - - ($9,258,000) $9,258,000 9.11
MatthewsWesley Matthews 33 SG $3,623,000 Bi-Annual $3,623,000 - - ($3,623,000) $3,623,000 3.56
KuzmaKyle Kuzma 25 PF $3,562,178 Rookie $3,562,178 - - ($3,562,178) $3,562,178 3.50
CarusoAlex Caruso 26 PG $2,750,000 Room $2,750,000 - - ($2,750,000) $2,750,000 2.71
GasolMarc Gasol 35 C $2,564,753 Minimum $2,564,753 - - ($2,564,753) $2,564,753 2.52
McKinnieAlfonzo McKinnie 28 PF $1,762,796 MLE $1,762,796 - - ($1,762,796) $1,762,796 1.73
DudleyJared Dudley 35 SF $1,620,564 Minimum $2,564,753 - - ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.59
MorrisMarkieff Morris 31 PF $1,620,564 Minimum $2,331,593 - - ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.59
Horton-TuckerTalen Horton-Tucker 19 SG $1,517,981 Minimum $1,517,981 - - ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 1.49


2020-21 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 22 PF -       -  
CacokDevontae Cacok 23 PF -       -  


2020-21 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 35 SF $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000 4.92
CookQuinn Cook 27 PG $1,000,000 - - - $1,000,000 0.98
BellJordan Bell 25 C $580,062 - - - $580,062 0.57


2020-21 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. Denouncing 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 (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
DavisAnthony Davis 27 PF Bird Plans to re-sign (included in Practical Space)  $32,742,000  
WaitersDion Waiters 28 SG Non-Bird   $1,737,274  


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.

Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap but below the Luxury Tax Apron ($138,928,000) and can be used for contracts up to 4 years in length.

Bi-Annual Exception Details is available to any teams who are below the Luxury Tax Apron ($138,928,000), and did not use this exception in the previous season. It can be used for contracts up to 2 years in length.

Type Amount (Remaining) Reason/Notes Expire Date
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,258,000
($0)
Montrezl Harrell
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($0)
Wesley Matthews


2020-21 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
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $101,652,483
Luxury Tax Space $30,974,517
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Apron $138,928,000
Luxury Tax Apron Space $36,775,517


2020-21 Los Angeles Lakers Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $138,928,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Total
Active Roster Cap $95,072,421
Dead Money $6,580,062
Cap Holds $34,479,274
Total Salaries $136,131,757
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-26,991,757
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $95,072,421
Dead Money $6,580,062
Cap Holds $34,479,274
Total Cap Allocations $136,131,757
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-26,991,757
Practical Cap Space $-25,254,483



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
01/10/2022 Alfonzo McKinnie Guaranteed $1,910,860
06/29/2022 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 2022-23 Guaranteed $14,004,703
2022-23
01/10/2023 Alfonzo McKinnie Guaranteed $2,165,298