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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 (15) 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 33.89
Caldwell-PopeKentavious Caldwell-Pope 25 SG Non-Bird $12,000,000 - - ($12,000,000) $12,000,000 11.41
RondoRajon Rondo 32 PG Cap Space $9,000,000 - - ($9,000,000) $9,000,000 8.55
BallLonzo Ball 20 PG Rookie $7,461,960 - - ($16,181,280) $7,461,960 7.09
IngramBrandon Ingram 21 SF Rookie $5,757,120 - - ($13,022,605) $5,757,120 5.47
MuscalaMike Muscala 27 PF Bird $5,000,000 - - ($5,000,000) $5,000,000 4.75
StephensonLance Stephenson 27 SG Cap Space $4,449,000 - - ($4,449,000) $4,449,000 4.23
BullockReggie Bullock 27 SG Bird $2,500,000 - - ($2,500,000) $2,500,000 2.38
WagnerMoritz Wagner 21 PF Rookie $1,762,080 - - ($3,612,018) $1,762,080 1.67
KuzmaKyle Kuzma 23 PF Rookie $1,689,840 - - ($1,689,840) $1,689,840 1.61
HartJosh Hart 23 SG Rookie $1,655,160 - - ($3,589,320) $1,655,160 1.57
McGeeJaVale McGee 30 C Minimum $2,393,887 - - ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.44
ChandlerTyson Chandler 35 C Minimum $2,109,867 - - ($1,333,140) $1,333,140 1.27
BongaIsaac Bonga 18 PG Cap Space $1,000,000 - - ($2,416,852) $1,000,000 0.95
IngramAndre Ingram 32 G Minimum $76,236 - - - $76,236 0.07


2018-19 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 %
CarusoAlex Caruso 24 G -       -  
WilliamsJohnathan Williams 23 PF -       -  


2018-19 Dead Cap

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

Player (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
DengLuol Deng 33 SF $14,354,067 - - - $14,354,067 13.64


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.

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 Amount Remaining Reason/Notes Expire Date
Room Exception $4,449,000 $949,000 Michael Beasley ($3,500,000)
Trade Exception $1,544,951 $1,544,951 Ivica Zuba trade with LAC 02/07/2020


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 $105,042,063
Luxury Tax Space $18,690,937


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 $90,851,287
Dead Money $14,354,067
Cap Holds $1,544,951
Total Salaries $105,205,354
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-3,336,354
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $90,851,287
Dead Money $14,354,067
Cap Holds $1,544,951
Total Cap Allocations $105,205,354
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Cap Max Space $-3,336,354
Practical Cap Space $-3,336,354