Salary cap Rumors
Dane Moore: The Timberwolves plan to stay under the luxury tax this season even after signing Luol Deng, according to league sources. What this likely means: Acquiring Joakim Noah becomes even less likely as it would require additional moves. The Wolves start the season w/ 14 players.
Cavs former general manager David Griffin told cleveland.com’s Wine and Gold podcast that he thought Hood would be the team’s primary scorer late in games — a sign of how valuable a player he could be this season. … The roster now stands at 14 players heading into training camp, which is likely where it will stay. The Cavs’ payroll for this season is now in the $115 million range — which is above the league’s $101 million salary cap but under the $123 million luxury-tax line.
The Heat received a $5.5 million salary-cap injury exception from the league last season for Waiters’ surgery but did not utilize it before it expired at season’s end. It was available only to add a replacement player for the balance of 2017-18. Waiters again has a bonus in excess of $1 million in his contract for appearing in at least 70 games this season. Because he failed to meet the requirement last season, that bonus currently does not count against the Heat’s salary cap and luxury tax.