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Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers 2023-24 Salary Cap

Lakers 2023-24 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Los Angeles Lakers 2023 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
Player (2) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
DavisAnthony Davis 30 PF $40,600,080 Bird
Max (30%)
$40,600,080 ($40,600,080) $40,600,080 28.76 $43,219,440
KuzmaKyle Kuzma 28 PF $13,000,000 Bird $13,000,000 ($13,000,000) $13,000,000 9.21 -

2023-24 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 (4) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
JamesLeBron James 38 SF Bird   - $50,842,869  
Caldwell-PopeKentavious Caldwell-Pope 30 SG Bird   - $21,007,055  
McKinnieAlfonzo McKinnie 31 SF Bird   - $4,114,066  
WaitersDion Waiters 31 SG   - $1,805,205  
Incomplete Roster Charge 10 spots 10 spots           $9,816,060    


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

2023-24 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
2023 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $147,739,000
Total Taxable Salaries $53,600,080
Current Luxury Tax Space $94,138,920

2023-24 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 $53,600,080
Cap Holds $87,585,255
Total Cap Allocations $141,185,335
Salary Cap Maximum
2023 NBA Salary Cap Max $121,575,000
Current Cap Space $-19,610,335
Salary Cap Floor
2023 NBA Salary Cap Floor $109,418,000
Current Floor Space $55,817,920

2023-24 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $58,158,860 — $70,177,254

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