Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers 2020-21 Salary Cap

Lakers 2020-21 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.

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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 $39,219,566 $39,219,566 - - - $39,219,566 28.31 Free Agent (Max) / Space
Davis Anthony Davis PF $32,742,000 $32,742,000 - - - $32,742,000 23.63 Free Agent (Max) / Bird
Schröder Dennis Schröder PG $16,000,000 $15,500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 - $16,000,000 11.55 Acquired via Trade
Caldwell-Pope Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG $12,073,020 $12,073,020 - - - $12,073,020 8.71 Free Agent / Bird
Harrell Montrezl Harrell PF $9,258,000 $9,258,000 - - - $9,258,000 6.68 Free Agent / NT-MLE
Matthews Wesley Matthews SG $3,623,000 $3,623,000 - - - $3,623,000 2.62 Free Agent / Bi-Annual
Kuzma Kyle Kuzma PF $3,562,178 $3,562,178 - - - $3,562,178 2.57 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Caruso Alex Caruso SG $2,750,000 $2,750,000 - - - $2,750,000 1.98 Free Agent / Room
Gasol Marc Gasol C $2,564,753 $2,564,753 - - - $2,564,753 1.85 Free Agent / Minimum
McKinnie Alfonzo McKinnie SF $1,762,796 $1,762,796 - - - $1,762,796 1.27 Acquired via Trade
Dudley Jared Dudley SF $1,620,564 $2,564,753 - - - $1,620,564 1.17 Free Agent / Minimum
Morris Markieff Morris PF $1,620,564 $2,331,593 - - - $1,620,564 1.17 Free Agent / Minimum
Horton-Tucker Talen Horton-Tucker SG $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.10 Drafted / Minimum
Drummond Andre Drummond C $554,988 $794,536 - - - $554,988 0.40 RoS / Minimum
McLemore Ben McLemore SF $455,090 $569,674 - - - $455,090 0.33 RoS / Minimum


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) Pos.
AntetokounmpoKostas Antetokounmpo PF          
CacokDevontae Cacok C          


2020-21 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 (4) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
DengLuol Deng SF $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000 3.61 Waived
CookQuinn Cook PG $1,000,000 - - - $1,000,000 0.72 Waived
CookQuinn Cook PG $797,183 - - - $797,183 0.58 Waived
BellJordan Bell C $580,062 - - - $580,062 0.42 Waived
JonesDamian Jones C $118,983 - - - $110,998 0.08 10-day
JonesDamian Jones C $118,983 - - - $110,998 0.08 10-day


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. Renouncing 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) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
WaitersDion Waiters SG - $1,620,564 Non-Bird


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


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
Current Luxury Tax Space $-4,286,272
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $6,429,408


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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $129,324,500
Dead Money $7,599,241
Cap Holds $1,620,564
Total Cap Allocations $138,544,305
Salary Cap Maximum
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Current Cap Space $-29,404,305
Salary Hard-Cap
2020 NBA Hard-Cap ("Luxury Tax Apron") $138,928,000
Total Hard-Cap Salaries $138,413,272
Hard-Cap Space $514,728




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
01/10/2022 Austin Reaves Guaranteed $925,258
06/29/2022 Austin Reaves 2022-23 Club Option
06/29/2022 Kendrick Nunn 2022-23 Player Option $5,250,000
06/29/2022 Russell Westbrook 2022-23 Player Option $47,063,478
06/30/2022 Jay Huff 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,576,305
06/30/2022 Chaundee Brown 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $1,576,305
2022-23
01/10/2023 Austin Reaves Guaranteed $1,563,518
06/30/2023 Austin Reaves 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $2,055,319
2023-24
07/01/2023 Talen Horton-Tucker Player Option $11,020,000