Atlanta Hawks: Salary Cap Space 2020

by October 14, 2020
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John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks

We’ve summarized what Atlanta Hawks fans can expect from their squad in terms of salary cap space this offseason. Below you’ll find lists of the players expected back on the roster, the team’s potential free agents and a number of insights about questions the franchise will face before the 2021 campaign.

In addition to a summary for each of the 30 teams (accessible in the link grid below), we’ve also tiered the top NBA free agents league-wide and published a general comparison of all teams’ cap space. Follow @SLAMnewswire on Twitter for constant offseason updates as we head into free agency.

Projected Roster Players

Clint Capela$16,000,000Guaranteed
John Collins$4,137,302Guaranteed
DeWayne Dedmon$13,333,333Guaranteed
Bruno Fernando$1,517,981Guaranteed
Kevin Huerter$2,761,920Guaranteed
De’Andre Hunter$7,422,000Guaranteed
Cam Reddish$4,458,000Guaranteed
Trae Young$6,571,800Guaranteed

Projected Free Agents

None$0N/A

Projected Dead Money

Brandon Goodwin$100,000Waived

Projected Renouncements/Waivers

DeAndre BembryUFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced
Charles Brown Jr.UFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced
Vince CarterUFA – Renounced
Brandon GoodwinUFA – Waived
Treveon GrahamUFA – Renounced
Damian JonesUFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced
Skal LabissiereUFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced
Jeff TeagueUFA – Renounced

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #6$5,813,640
2020 Pick #50No Cap Hold

Exceptions Available

  • Room Exception – $4,767,000

Key Offseason Decisions

  • Should Atlanta waive Brandon Goodwin? Goodwin showed some promise as a backup for Trae Young and his deal is only for $1.7M for 2021. On the flip side, Atlanta would only need to eat $100K to waive him. The Hawks can always re-sign Goodwin to a minimum deal after they complete other offseason moves.
  • Is it time to push in for free agents? Atlanta has good, young player in place at every key position. It is time to supplement them with veteran free agents? If so, how much do you spend and how long do you let those deals run for?
  • How much do you offer John Collins in an extension? Collins has proven to be a very good offensive player for Atlanta. He’s capable of spacing the floor at the four or the five. Collins is also a plus rebounder. The question is his defense. How much do you pay for an offensive-minded big on a team full of offensive-minded players?

Projected Team Salary

$62,115,976

The Hawks have been building towards this point for a while now. Most of the roster is still on the first NBA contract. The lone exceptions are Clint Capela and DeWayne Dedmon, who were both acquired at the 2020 trade deadline to stabilize the center position. For Atlanta’s free agents, none of them are part of the long-term vision. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Brandon Goodwin, Skal Labissiere or Jeff Teague return, but all would be coming back for far less than their cap hold. Therefore, the projection is the Hawks renounce all of them to maximize cap space initially. (@KeithSmithNBA)

Cap Space Forecast

$44,329,094 (1st out of 30)


Team Salary Cap Outlooks

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BostonChicagoAtlanta
BrooklynClevelandCharlotte
New YorkDetroitMiami
PhiladelphiaIndianaOrlando
TorontoMilwaukeeWashington
NorthwestPacificSouthwest
DenverGolden StateDallas
MinnesotaLA ClippersMemphis
Oklahoma LA LakersNew Orleans
PortlandPhoenixHouston
UtahSacramentoSan Antonio
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