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Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers 2021 Salary Cap

Lakers 2021 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Los Angeles Lakers 2021 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 (7) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
JamesLeBron James 36 SF $41,180,544
(est)
Bird
Max Ext (%)
$41,180,544 ($41,180,544) $41,180,544
(est)
33.78 $44,474,988
DavisAnthony Davis 28 PF $35,361,360 Bird
Max (30%)
$35,361,360 ($35,361,360) $35,361,360 29.01 $121,800,240
Caldwell-PopeKentavious Caldwell-Pope 28 SG $13,038,862 Early Bird $13,038,862 ($13,038,862) $13,038,862 10.70 $4,888,118
KuzmaKyle Kuzma 26 PF $13,000,000 Bird $13,000,000 ($13,000,000) $13,000,000 10.66 $26,000,000
HarrellMontrezl Harrell 27 PF $9,720,900 NT-MLE $9,720,900 ($9,720,900) $9,720,900 7.97 -
GasolMarc Gasol 36 C $2,692,991 Minimum $2,692,991 ($2,692,991) $2,692,991 2.21 -
McKinnieAlfonzo McKinnie 29 SF $1,910,860 NT-MLE $1,910,860 - $1,910,860 1.57 -


2021-22 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 36 SF $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000 4.10


2021-22 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 (9) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
SchröderDennis Schröder 28 PG   $23,250,000  
CarusoAlex Caruso 27 SG Bird   $5,225,000  
MatthewsWesley Matthews 34 SG Non-Bird   $4,347,600  
Horton-TuckerTalen Horton-Tucker 20 SG Restricted Early Bird   $1,869,181  
CookQuinn Cook 28 PG Non-Bird   $1,669,181  
DudleyJared Dudley 36 SF Early Bird   $1,652,975  
MorrisMarkieff Morris 32 PF Early Bird   $1,652,975  
CacokDevontae Cacok 24 C Restricted Early Bird   $1,650,158  
AntetokounmpoKostas Antetokounmpo 23 PF Restricted Bird   $1,474,611  
Incomplete Roster Charge
(5 spots)
          $4,581,380  


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 ($143,095,840) 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 ($143,095,840), 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 $9,535,740
($9,535,740)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,731,690
($3,731,690)


2021-22 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
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,605,810
Total Taxable Salaries $121,905,517
Luxury Tax Space $14,700,293


2021-22 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 $116,905,517
Dead Money $5,000,000
Cap Holds $60,640,491
Total Salaries $121,905,517
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,200
Actual Cap Max Space $-9,491,317
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $116,905,517
Dead Money $5,000,000
Cap Holds $60,640,491
Total Cap Allocations $121,905,517
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,200
Cap Max Space $-9,491,317
Practical Cap Space $-13,078,113



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
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