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.

Player Option
Club Option
Player (4) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Cap %
Cap %
Cash Remaining
James LeBron James SF $46,900,000 $46,900,000 - - - $46,900,000 23.13 35.00 $97,552,000
Vet Extension / Bird
Davis Anthony Davis C $40,600,080 $40,600,080 - - - $40,600,080 20.03 30.30 $83,819,520
Free Agent (Max) / Bird
Jones Damian Jones C $2,586,665 $2,586,665 - - - $2,586,665 1.28 1.93 $2,586,665
Free Agent / Minimum
Christie Max Christie SG $1,719,864 $1,719,864 - - - $1,719,864 0.85 1.28 $1,719,864
Drafted / Minimum

2023-24 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/Tax Allocations.

Player (1) Pos.
SwiderCole Swider F          

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 (14) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
WestbrookRussell Westbrook PG - $49,416,652
BeverleyPatrick Beverley PG - $19,500,000 Bird
Walker IVLonnie Walker IV SG - $7,774,800 Non-Bird
NunnKendrick Nunn SG - $6,825,000 Early Bird
RyanMatt Ryan SF $2,189,698 $2,189,698 Restricted Non-Bird
ReavesAustin Reaves PG $2,055,319 $2,055,319 Restricted Early Bird
Brown Jr.Troy Brown Jr. SF - $1,989,698 Non-Bird
BryantThomas Bryant C - $1,989,698 Non-Bird
SchröderDennis Schröder PG - $1,989,698 Non-Bird
Toscano-AndersonJuan Toscano-Anderson SF - $1,989,698 Non-Bird
DudleyJared Dudley SF - $1,902,091 Early Bird
GabrielWenyen Gabriel PF - $1,902,091 Early Bird
WaitersDion Waiters SG - $1,902,091 Non-Bird
Pippen Jr.Scotty Pippen Jr. G $1,637,975 $1,637,975 Two-Way
Incomplete Roster Charge 8 spots 8 spots       $7,852,848  


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 Reason (Used On) Original Available
Rajon Rondo trade with CLE
$1,669,178 $1,669,178

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 $162,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $91,806,609
Current Luxury Tax Space $70,193,391

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 $91,806,609
Cap Holds $110,917,357
Total Cap Allocations $202,723,966
Salary Cap Maximum
2023 NBA Salary Cap Max $134,000,000
Current Cap Space $-68,723,966
Salary Cap Floor
2023 NBA Salary Cap Floor $120,600,000
Current Floor Space $28,793,391

2023-24 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $34,340,543 — $35,945,602

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
6/29/2023 Matt Ryan 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $2,189,698
6/29/2023 Damian Jones 2023-24 Player Option $2,586,665
6/29/2023 Scotty Pippen Jr. 2023-24 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,637,975
6/30/2023 Austin Reaves 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $2,055,319
6/29/2024 Max Christie 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $2,324,095
6/29/2024 LeBron James 2024-25 Player Option $50,652,000
6/29/2024 Cole Swider 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $1,910,534