Brooklyn Nets: Salary Cap Space 2020

by October 14, 2020
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Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets

We’ve summarized what Brooklyn Nets 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

Jarrett Allen$3,909,902Guaranteed
Nicolas Claxton$1,517,981Guaranteed
Spencer Dinwiddie$11,454,048Guaranteed
Kevin Durant$40,108,950Guaranteed
Kyrie Irving$33,460,350Guaranteed
DeAndre Jordan$10,375,678Guaranteed
Rodions Kurucs$1,780,152Guaranteed
Caris LeVert$16,203,704Guaranteed
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot$1,824,003Non-Guaranteed
Jeremiah MartinTwo-WaySecond Year 2W
Dzanan Musa$2,002,800Guaranteed
Taurean Prince$12,250,000Guaranteed
Garrett Temple$5,005,350UFA, PO

Projected Free Agents

Wilson Chandler$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Chris Chiozza$1,445,697Cap Hold – RFA, 2W
Joe Harris$14,566,667Cap Hold – UFA
Tyler Johnson$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #19$3,458,400

Exceptions Available

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

Key Offseason Decisions

  • How much can Brooklyn afford to offer Joe Harris to retain him? Harris is a great fit for the Nets when Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving return, but Brooklyn is already over the tax. If the tax is a concern, could a team offer Harris more than the Nets will match?
  • With the returns of Durant and Irving looming, does Brooklyn look to rebalance the roster by moving another high usage player like Caris LeVert or Spencer Dinwiddie?
  • How do the Nets fill the hole at power forward? This is the most glaring need on the roster.

Projected Team Salary

$163,282,027

Brooklyn’s projections are pretty easy to make. The one question may be picking up Garrett Temple’s team option. He’s worth at least $5M as a veteran combo-guard, so it’s likely he’ll be back. Beyond that, the Nets will retain rights for their free agents, as they all have some value to the team. (@KeithSmithNBA)

Cap Space Forecast

-$54,142,027 (26th out of 30). $892,918 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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