Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers 2019-20 Salary Cap

Lakers 2019-20 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Los Angeles Lakers 2019 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Notes
James LeBron James SF $37,436,858 $37,436,858 - - - $37,436,858 30.51 Free Agent (Max) / Space
Davis Anthony Davis PF $27,093,019 $27,093,019 - - - $27,093,019 22.08 Acquired via Trade
Green Danny Green SG $14,634,146 $14,634,146 - - - $14,634,146 11.92 Free Agent / Space
Caldwell-Pope Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG $8,089,282 $8,089,282 - - - $8,089,282 6.59 Free Agent / Space
McGee JaVale McGee C $4,000,000 $4,000,000 - - - $4,000,000 3.26 Free Agent / Space
Cook Quinn Cook PG $3,000,000 $3,000,000 - - - $3,000,000 2.44 Free Agent / Space
Caruso Alex Caruso PG $2,750,000 $2,750,000 - - - $2,750,000 2.24 Free Agent / Room
Rondo Rajon Rondo PG $2,564,753 $2,564,753 - - - $2,564,753 2.09 Free Agent / Minimum
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Kuzma Kyle Kuzma PF $1,974,600 $1,974,600 - - - $1,974,600 1.61 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Morris Markieff Morris PF $1,750,000 $1,750,000 - - - $1,750,000 1.43 RoS / DPE
Dudley Jared Dudley SF $1,620,564 $2,564,753 - - - $1,620,564 1.32 Free Agent / Minimum
Howard Dwight Howard C $1,620,564 $2,564,753 - - - $1,620,564 1.32 Free Agent / Minimum
Horton-Tucker Talen Horton-Tucker SG $898,310 $898,310 - - - $898,310 0.73 Drafted / Minimum
Waiters Dion Waiters SG $375,385 $503,656 - - - $375,385 0.31 RoS / Minimum
Smith J.R. Smith SG - $289,803 - - - - 0.00 RoS / Minimum
G'teed: $0


2019 Exempt

Salaries from players who are exempt, still counting against the cap.

Player (15) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
BradleyAvery Bradley 28 SG $4,767,000 Room $4,767,000 ($4,767,000) $4,767,000 3.88


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) Pos.
AntetokounmpoKostas Antetokounmpo PF          
CacokDevontae Cacok C          


2019-20 Dead/Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been released or served 10-day contracts. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (5) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
DengLuol Deng SF $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000 4.07 Waived
CousinsDeMarcus Cousins C $3,500,000 - - - $3,500,000 2.85 Waived
DanielsTroy Daniels SG $2,028,594 - - - $1,620,564 1.32 Waived
JacksonDemetrius Jackson PG $18,312 - - - $18,312 0.01 Waived
CacokDevontae Cacok PF $10,150 - - - $10,150 0.01 Waived


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 (Remaining) Reason/Notes Expire Date
Room Exception $4,767,000
($0)
Avery Bradley ($4,767,000)


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 $122,723,507
Current Luxury Tax Space $9,903,493


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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $112,574,481
Dead Money $10,149,026
Total Cap Allocations $122,723,507
Salary Cap Maximum
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Current Cap Space $-13,583,507




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2023-24
07/01/2023 Talen Horton-Tucker Player Option $11,020,000