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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
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (8) 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 26.84 $47,063,478
($47,063,478)
Acquired via Trade
James LeBron James SF $44,474,988 $44,474,988 - - - $44,474,988 25.36 $44,474,988
($44,474,988)
Vet Extension / Bird
Davis Anthony Davis PF $37,980,720 $37,980,720 - - - $37,980,720 21.66 $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 5.85 $21,280,000
($21,280,000)
Free Agent / Early Bird
Nunn Kendrick Nunn SG $5,250,000 $5,250,000 - - - $5,250,000 2.99 $5,250,000
($5,250,000)
Free Agent / T-MLE
Johnson Stanley Johnson SF $2,351,521 $2,351,521 - - - $2,351,521 1.34 $2,351,521
($0)
RoS / Minimum
G'teed: $0
Gabriel Wenyen Gabriel PF $1,878,720 $1,878,720 - - - $1,878,720 1.07 $1,878,720
($0)
RoS / Minimum
G'teed: $0
Reaves Austin Reaves PG $1,563,518 $1,563,518 - - - $1,563,518 0.89 $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
DudleyJared Dudley SF - $1,811,516 Early Bird
WaitersDion Waiters SG - $1,811,516 Non-Bird
AugustinD.J. Augustin PG - $1,796,667 Non-Bird
AnthonyCarmelo Anthony PF - $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
MonkMalik Monk SG - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
BradleyAvery Bradley PG $1,669,178 $1,669,178 Non-Bird
McClungMac McClung PG $1,616,044 $1,616,044 Two-Way
AntetokounmpoKostas Antetokounmpo PF - $1,616,044 Two-Way
JonesMason Jones SG $1,576,305 $1,576,305 Two-Way
Incomplete Roster Charge 4 spots 4 spots       $3,812,048  


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.

Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap and above the Luxury Tax Apron ($155,196,200) and can be used for contracts up to 3 years in length.

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
Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $6,339,000
($6,339,000)
Trade Exception $2,692,991
($2,692,991)
Marc Gasol trade with MEM 08/29/2022
Trade Exception $1,669,178
($1,669,178)
Rajon Rondo trade with CLE 01/03/2023


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 $149,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $151,012,065
Current Luxury Tax Space $-2,012,065
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $3,018,098


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 $150,822,945
Cap Holds $24,544,168
Total Cap Allocations $175,367,113
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $122,000,000
Current Cap Space $-53,367,113
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-40,348,595 — $20,707,184

$-40,348,595
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.

$20,707,184
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
01/10/2023 Wenyen Gabriel Guaranteed $1,878,720
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