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Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers 2020 Salary Cap

Lakers 2020 Salary Cap

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

Lakers – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary
(Likely Incentives)
Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
JamesLeBron James 35 SF $39,219,566 Cap Space
Max (35%)
$39,219,566 ($39,219,566) $39,219,566 28.64 $126,657,805
DavisAnthony Davis 27 PF $32,742,000 Bird
Max (30%)
$32,742,000 ($32,742,000) $32,742,000 23.91 $157,161,600
SchröderDennis Schröder 27 PG $16,000,000 Bird $15,500,000
$500,000
($15,500,000) $16,000,000 11.69 -
Caldwell-PopeKentavious Caldwell-Pope 27 SG $12,073,020 Bird $12,073,020 ($12,073,020) $12,073,020 8.82 $17,926,980
HarrellMontrezl Harrell 26 PF $9,258,000 NT-MLE $9,258,000 ($9,258,000) $9,258,000 6.76 $9,720,900
MatthewsWesley Matthews 33 SG $3,623,000 Bi-Annual $3,623,000 ($3,623,000) $3,623,000 2.65 -
KuzmaKyle Kuzma 25 PF $3,562,178 Rookie $3,562,178 ($3,562,178) $3,562,178 2.60 $39,000,000
CarusoAlex Caruso 26 SG $2,750,000 Room $2,750,000 ($2,750,000) $2,750,000 2.01 -
GasolMarc Gasol 35 C $2,564,753 Minimum $2,564,753 ($2,564,753) $2,564,753 1.87 $2,692,991
McKinnieAlfonzo McKinnie 28 SF $1,762,796 NT-MLE $1,762,796 ($1,762,796) $1,762,796 1.29 -
DudleyJared Dudley 35 SF $1,620,564 Minimum $2,564,753 ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.18 -
MorrisMarkieff Morris 31 PF $1,620,564 Minimum $2,331,593 ($1,620,564) $1,620,564 1.18 -
Horton-TuckerTalen Horton-Tucker 19 SG $1,517,981 Minimum $1,517,981 ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 1.11 -
DrummondAndre Drummond 27 C $554,988 Minimum $794,536 ($554,988) $554,988 0.41 -
McLemoreBen McLemore 27 SF $455,090 Minimum $569,674 ($455,090) $455,090 0.33 -


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.
AntetokounmpoKostas Antetokounmpo 22 PF          
CacokDevontae Cacok 23 C          


2020-21 Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players that were on the roster via 10-day contracts.

Player (2) Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Likely Incentives Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
JonesDamian Jones C $118,983 - - - ($110,998) $110,998 0.08
JonesDamian Jones C $118,983 - - - ($110,998) $110,998 0.08


2020-21 Dead Cap

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

Player (4) 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 3.65
CookQuinn Cook 27 PG $1,000,000 - - - $1,000,000 0.73
CookQuinn Cook 27 PG $797,183 - - - $797,183 0.58
BellJordan Bell 25 C $580,062 - - - $580,062 0.42


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 (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
WaitersDion Waiters 28 SG Non-Bird   $1,620,564  


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.

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 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
Trade Exception $674,408
($674,408)
JaVale McGee trade with CLE 11/23/2021


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 $136,913,272
Luxury Tax Space $-4,286,272
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $6,429,408
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Apron ("Hard-Cap") $138,928,000
Luxury Tax Apron Salaries $138,413,272
Luxury Tax Apron ("Hard-Cap") Space $514,728


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 $129,324,500
Earned Money $221,996
Dead Money $7,377,245
Cap Holds $2,294,972
Total Salaries $136,923,741
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-27,783,741
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $129,324,500
Earned Money $221,996
Dead Money $7,377,245
Cap Holds $2,294,972
Total Cap Allocations $136,923,741
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-27,783,741



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
07/31/2021 Montrezl Harrell Player Option $9,720,900
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