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.

Lakers – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (6) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Westbrook Russell Westbrook PG $47,063,478 $47,063,478 - - - $47,063,478 27.21 $47,063,478
($47,063,478)
Acquired via Trade
James LeBron James SF $44,474,988 $44,474,988 - - - $44,474,988 25.71 $44,474,988
($44,474,988)
Vet Extension / Bird
Davis Anthony Davis PF $37,980,720 $37,980,720 - - - $37,980,720 21.96 $121,800,240
($121,800,240)
Free Agent (Max) / Bird
Horton-Tucker Talen Horton-Tucker SG $10,260,000 $10,260,000 - - - $10,260,000 5.93 $21,280,000
($21,280,000)
Free Agent / Early Bird
Nunn Kendrick Nunn SG $5,250,000 $5,250,000 - - - $5,250,000 3.03 $5,250,000
($5,250,000)
Free Agent / T-MLE
Reaves Austin Reaves PG $1,563,518 $1,563,518 - - - $1,563,518 0.90 $1,563,518
($0)
/ Minimum
G'teed: $0


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 (12) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
AnthonyCarmelo Anthony PF - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
ArizaTrevor Ariza SF - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
BazemoreKent Bazemore SG - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
EllingtonWayne Ellington SG - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
HowardDwight Howard C - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
JordanDeAndre Jordan C - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
MonkMalik Monk SG - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
RondoRajon Rondo PG - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
WaitersDion Waiters SG - $1,719,247
BradleyAvery Bradley PG $1,669,178 $1,669,178 Non-Bird
BrownChaundee Brown SF $1,576,305 $1,576,305 Two-Way
HuffJay Huff C $1,576,305 $1,576,305 Two-Way
Incomplete Roster Charge 6 spots 6 spots       $5,718,072  


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 $146,781,824
Current Luxury Tax Space $-1,781,824
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $2,672,736


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 $146,592,704
Cap Holds $26,394,867
Total Cap Allocations $172,987,571
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $119,000,000
Current Cap Space $-53,987,571
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-32,700,270 — $17,707,184

$-32,700,270
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.

$17,707,184
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.





Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
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