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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 (8) 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 25.56
GreenDanny Green 33 SG $15,365,854 Cap Space $15,365,854 - - ($15,365,854) $15,365,854 10.02
BradleyAvery Bradley 29 SG $5,005,350 Room $5,005,350 - - ($5,005,350) $5,005,350 3.26
McGeeJaVale McGee 32 C $4,200,000 Cap Space $4,200,000 - - ($4,200,000) $4,200,000 2.74
KuzmaKyle Kuzma 25 PF $3,562,178 Rookie $3,562,178 - - ($3,562,178) $3,562,178 2.32
CookQuinn Cook 27 PG $3,000,000 Cap Space $3,000,000 - - ($1,000,000) $3,000,000 1.96
CarusoAlex Caruso 26 PG $2,750,000 Room $2,750,000 - - ($2,750,000) $2,750,000 1.79
Horton-TuckerTalen Horton-Tucker 19 SG $1,517,981 Minimum $1,517,981 - - ($1,517,981) $1,517,981 0.99


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 (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
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 (1) 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 3.26


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 (8) 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)  $35,220,925  
Caldwell-PopeKentavious Caldwell-Pope 27 SG Early Bird   $10,516,067  
MorrisMarkieff Morris 31 PF Non-Bird   $3,325,000  
DudleyJared Dudley 35 SF Non-Bird   $1,737,274  
WaitersDion Waiters 28 SG Non-Bird   $1,737,274  
HowardDwight Howard 34 C Non-Bird   $1,731,372  
AntetokounmpoKostas Antetokounmpo 22 PF Restricted Early Bird   $1,544,548  
RondoRajon Rondo 34 PG Early Bird   $1,512,601  
Incomplete Roster Charge
(4 spots)
          $3,593,240  


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
($9,258,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($3,623,000)


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 $79,620,928
Luxury Tax Space $53,006,072


2020-21 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 $74,620,928
Dead Money $5,000,000
Cap Holds $73,799,301
Total Salaries $153,420,229
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-44,280,229
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $74,620,928
Dead Money $5,000,000
Cap Holds $73,799,301
Total Cap Allocations $153,420,229
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-44,280,229
Practical Cap Space $-8,193,403



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value