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16:20  29 june  2019
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NBA Free Agency is nearly here, so it’s time for an updated look at the salary cap space for every NBA team . These numbers are subject to change, but Several teams have room for a max contract (or two). Those teams are the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los

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Ahead of what's expected to be a wildly entertaining and action-packed free agency period, the one question NBA aficionados want to know is: Does my team have the salary-cap space to be in the running for max-caliber free agents?

HoopsHype is here to answer that question.

For starters, we have to determine how much a max salary will cost in the 2019-20 season.

For teams attempting to sign players to a normal max salary, i.e., not a super-max deal, that will run them 30 percent of the salary cap. Using the predicted salary cap for next season of $109 million, that means a team will need roughly $32.7 million in cap space to be able to sign players to a max contract.

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Former Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson is excited about the team ’s future following the purple and gold’s recent moves to clear up cap space in order to sign another player to a max contract.

practical cap space —that is cap space with cap holds renounced if the team 's combined salary was below the cap maximum —while the Knicks follow with If the Clippers are expected to make waves in free agency , their neighbors' first priority is to bulk up a wafer-thin roster. After a dismal season, the

Currently, two teams - by waiving all of their current cap holds - have enough cap space to sign two max-level free agents, and they both happen to share the same market.


The Knicks are presently at $69.8 million in cap space, and could have even more if they dump Frank Ntilikina, as has been rumored,

Meanwhile, the Nets are at $68.6 million in cap room.

Besides those two teams, there is a slew of other franchises who have made themselves players in free agency and possess the ability to land a max-level player.

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The Boston Celtics, who are reportedly front-runners for Kemba Walker, have about $34.6 million in cap room heading into the summer.

The Philadelphia 76ers, who could use Bird Rights to re-sign their two most important free agents this offseason, Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, could have up to $58.8 million in cap space this offseason since they currently only have four players under contract.

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Deal clears contracts and creates more cap space for free agency . That’ll be enough to sign a max -level free agent . Whether or not the team will spend all of that money on one star guy like Kawhi Leonard or Jimmy Butler or spread it around to multiple players to surround James and Davis remains

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The Indiana Pacers, who have eyes for Ricky Rubio to fill their point-guard vacancy this summer, have around $33.9 million in cap room. Rubio, obviously, wouldn't take all of that up if he does sign with Indiana.

The Milwaukee Bucks, who came within two games of reaching the NBA Finals, have the power to open up $34.9 million in cap room, but will need most of it to bring last season's elite team back. Milwaukee has Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon and Brook Lopez hitting free agency this summer and, according to reports, Brogdon could legitimately be a flight risk.

The Dallas Mavericks, by renouncing all of their free-agent rights besides those of Kristaps Porzingis, as well as by waiving Ryan Broekhoff, could open up nearly $33.0 million in cap space. Reports state that Porzingis will be offered a five-year, $158 million as soon as free agency opens up, which would cost Dallas the ability to land another max-level player this summer.

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The great salary cap spike and ensuing free agency frenzy of 2016 produced some unintended consequences, namely less fluid markets. The race could start midseason. One front office source said that if teams think they need to have cap space for two max salaries — to land a pairing like

A trade with the Wizards has helped clear salary for the Lakers and open up enough cap space to The Lakers landed Anthony Davis but it looked like they wouldn’t have the cap room to sign another max free agent . Build your own custom daily newsletter with updates on your favorite teams , sent

The New Orleans Pelicans, by renouncing the rights to Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton, neither of whom will likely be Pelicans next season anyway, will have $33.7 million in cap room.

The Sacramento Kings could have $48.5 million in cap space, all they need to do is waive the rights to Harrison Barnes. They'll lose a good chunk of that, though, if they go ahead with their reported plans to bring Barnes back on a four-year, $88 million contract this summer.

The Los Angeles Clippers should have around $46.9 million in cap room, and could open a good amount more if they dumpDanilo Gallinari. By dealing the Italian swingman, the Clippers would vault up the list of available cap space and join the Nets and Knicks as one of three teams with enough room for two max-level free agents at $68.6 million.

And finally, the Los Angeles Lakers, who figure to be major players in free agency this summer, and might even land the reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, also still have enough room for one more max player despite having Davis and LeBron James signed.


Of course, those aren't the only teams that can open up a max slot this summer, as other organizations can get themselves into the running by dumping their bad contracts. Granted, that might be easier said than done in some cases.

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This is a big deal, folks. Free agency -- which opens on Sunday at 3 p.m. PT -- just got even more intriguing. The Lakers now have million in salary cap space because of the following two events from earlier on Thursday: Anthony Davis is waiving his M trade kicker, league sources tell ESPN.

Jokic signs five-year max with Nuggets. 30. Lopez will have seen better days in free agency market. Jordan opting out gives Clippers cap flexibility.

One team that is reportedly looking into doing that, the Houston Rockets, badly want to get themselves into the Butler sweepstakes, and have been shoppingClint Capela, among others, to do so.

Another team who some believe might take that path is the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are interested in pairing their lone star, Karl-Anthony Towns, with fellow 2015 draft alumniD'Angelo Russell, and could try and dumpAndrew Wiggins to give themselves a shot.

With nearly half of the NBA either already possessing max cap space or having the ability to open up enough room for such a deal, we will likely see a crazy amount of big names moving this summer.

This summer could get hectic.

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Leonard's delay in choosing a team is making other free agency decisions difficult.
Our wait for Kawhi Leonard‘s free-agent decision appears likely to extend until at least Saturday. According to Cris Carter of Fox Sports 1 (Twitter link), Leonard remains undecided and doesn’t plan to finalize or announce his decision today. Interestingly, Carter also adds that Leonard is expected to sign a long-term contract with whichever team he chooses. There had been some speculation that he might sign a one- or two-year deal in order to potentially line himself up for a larger maximum-salary contract in two years, when he has 10+ years of NBA experience. Carter suggests that’s not the plan.

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