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Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers 2022-23 Salary Cap

Lakers 2022-23 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Los Angeles Lakers 2022 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
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Pending Transactions!

The following players are currently pending based on a proposed trade or free agent signing. The Los Angeles Lakers active roster will be updated once the trades/signings become official.

Player (2) From To Age Pos. Incoming Cap Outgoing Cap
Horton-TuckerTalen Horton-Tucker Free Agent 21 SG $10,666,667
NunnKendrick Nunn Free Agent 27 SG $5,121,951

Active Roster

Player (4) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
JamesLeBron James 37 SF $44,474,988 Bird
Max Ext (%)
$44,474,988 ($44,474,988) $44,474,988 33.41 -
DavisAnthony Davis 29 PF $37,980,720 Bird
Max (30%)
$37,980,720 ($37,980,720) $37,980,720 28.53 $83,819,520
Caldwell-PopeKentavious Caldwell-Pope 29 SG $14,004,703 Bird $14,004,703 ($4,888,118) $14,004,703 10.52 -
KuzmaKyle Kuzma 27 PF $13,000,000 Bird $13,000,000 ($13,000,000) $13,000,000 9.77 $13,000,000

2022-23 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 (9) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
HarrellMontrezl Harrell 28 PF Early Bird   - $12,637,170  
WaitersDion Waiters 30 SG   - $1,719,247  
GasolMarc Gasol 37 C Early Bird   - $1,686,035  
AnthonyCarmelo Anthony 38 PF Non-Bird   - -  
ArizaTrevor Ariza 37 SF Non-Bird   - -  
BazemoreKent Bazemore 33 SG Non-Bird   - -  
EllingtonWayne Ellington 34 SG Non-Bird   - -  
HowardDwight Howard 36 C Non-Bird   - -  
MonkMalik Monk 24 SG Non-Bird   - -  
Incomplete Roster Charge 8 spots 8 spots           $7,624,096    


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.

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
Trade Exception $674,408
JaVale McGee trade with CLE 08/09/2021

2022-23 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
2022 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $145,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $109,460,411
Current Luxury Tax Space $35,539,589

2022-23 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 $109,460,411
Cap Holds $23,666,548
Total Cap Allocations $133,126,959
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $119,000,000
Current Cap Space $-14,126,959
Salary Cap Floor
2022 NBA Salary Cap Floor $107,100,000
Current Floor Space $-2,360,411

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $10,079,066 — $10,079,066

Projected Practical Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries + estimated exercised and declined options + estimated retained cap holds and draft pool cap holds.

Maximum Possible Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries. All other options, cap holds, exceptions are assumed as declined, waived or renounced.


Deadline Date Player Type Value