Salary cap Rumors
Keith Smith: By my count, 10 NBA teams are currently over the luxury tax line. A handful can get back under by waiving players: BKN – $23M over. GSW – $42M. HOU – $5.4M. IND – $578K. LAC – $5.7M. LAL – $3.4M. MIL – $5.7M. PHI – $18.8M. SAS – $1.4M. UTA – $1.9M.
The Miami Heat are the best-positioned team salary cap-wise to sign Antetokounmpo. They did a good job this offseason keeping themselves in contention while also remaining flexible for 2021. “They’re a Top 3 best cap management team in the league,” one former executive said.
Danny Leroux, salary cap analyst: Offer sheets add a fun wrinkle to the NBA because any sign-and-trade negotiations end once the player signs the sheet, so their prior team can only match or let him go. If the Kings match, they cannot trade Bogdanovic for a year without his consent. As expected, Hawks GM Travis Schlenk included provisions to make the Kings sweat, including a huge 15 percent trade bonus that would make moving Bogdanovic much more complicated. Even so, I would match as the Kings because this is a pricey but still reasonable contract for Bogdanovic.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have applied for a disabled player exception worth $3,681,283 relative to Jonathan Isaac’s August knee injury, league sources tell @Shams Charania and me. The exception can be used to sign someone to a one-year contract or acquire someone in the final year of a contract.