Boston Celtics: Salary Cap Space 2020

by October 14, 2020
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Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics

We’ve summarized what Boston Celtics 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

Jaylen Brown$28,883,928Guaranteed
Carsen Edwards$1,517,981Guaranteed
Javonte Green$1,517,981Non-Guaranteed
Gordon Hayward$34,187,085UFA, PO
Enes Kanter$5,005,350UFA, PO
Romeo Langford$3,631,200Guaranteed
Semi Ojeleye$2,023,150RFA, TO, Non-Guaranteed
Vincent Poirier$2,619,207Guaranteed
Marcus Smart$13,446,428Guaranteed
Jayson Tatum$9,897,120Guaranteed
Daniel Theis$5,000,000Non-Guaranteed
Kemba Walker$34,379,100Guaranteed
Grant Williams$2,498,760Guaranteed
Robert Williams$2,029,920Guaranteed

Projected Free Agents

Tacko Fall$1,445,697Cap Hold – RFA, 2W
Brad Wanamaker$1,820,564Cap Hold – RFA
Tremont Waters$1,445,697Cap Hold – RFA, 2W

Dead Money

Demetrius Jackson$92,857Waived
Guerschon Yabusele$1,039,080Waived

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #14$3,458,400
2020 Pick #26$2,035,800
2020 Pick #30$1,936,440
2020 Pick #47No Cap Hold

Exceptions Available

  • Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception – $5,718,000
  • Bi-Annual Exception – $3,623,000

Key Offseason Decisions

  • Will Gordon Hayward pick up his player option? If not, can Boston re-sign Hayward to a long-term deal at a lower starting salary than $34.2 million?
  • Will Jayson Tatum sign a max contract extension? Currently, Tatum is eligible for the standard max extension, but he could qualify for a Designated Player Extension if he makes All-NBA again in 2021.
  • Will Danny Ainge package together some of Boston’s three first-round draft picks in a trade? The Celtics will have a hard time adding more rookies to the roster, after adding seven rookies in 2019-20.

Projected Team Salary

$154,641,545

The Celtics projections are fairly straight forward. Given the uncertain market and very few teams projected to have cap space, Gordon Hayward will reportedly exercise his Player Option. Enes Kanter is probable to do the same. Semi Ojeleye has proven to have value to Boston, so it’s likely they will pick up their Team Option for him as well. With Boston positioned to be over the cap, and liking their free agents, it’s expected the team will make Brad Wanamaker and both Two-Way players (Tacko Fall and Tremont Waters) restricted free agents as well. (@KeithSmithNBA)

Cap Space Forecast

-$45,501,545 (18th out of 30). $5,503,123 over the Luxury Tax.


Team Salary Cap Outlooks

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