We’ve summarized what Charlotte Hornets 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
|Nicolas Batum||$27,130,434||UFA, PO|
|Ray Spalding||Two-Way||Second Year 2W|
Projected Free Agents
|Dwayne Bacon||UFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced|
|Bismack Biyombo||UFA – Renounced|
|Willy Hernangomez||UFA – Renounced|
|Shelvin Mack||UFA – Renounced|
|Marcus Paige||UFA – Renounced|
|Brian Roberts||UFA – Renounced|
|Kobi Simmons||UFA – Renounced|
2020 NBA Draft Picks
|2020 Pick #3||$7,839,960|
|2020 Pick #32||No Cap Hold|
|2020 Pick #56||No Cap Hold|
- Room Exception – $4,767,000
Key Offseason Decisions
- Do Caleb Martin and Jalen McDaniels have enough upside to retain their non-guaranteed deals? It would seem the answer is yes, making it likely both stays.
- Should the Hornets extend a qualifying offer to Dwayne Bacon? Bacon is an interesting case. Extending him a qualifying offer would make him a restricted free agent, but would cost the Hornets about $1.2M in cap space.
Projected Team Salary
The Hornets have almost completed their purge of unfavorable contracts. Nicolas Batum will pick up his player option, but that’s the final bad contract on Charlotte’s books. Dwayne Bacon is an interesting pivot point. His struggles this season make it likely the Hornets will simply move on. Look for Caleb Martin and Jalen McDaniels to be back, as both have good upside. Devonte’ Graham’s breakout season makes it a no-brainer he’ll be fully guaranteed as well. (@KeithSmithNBA)
Cap Space Forecast
$19,434,154 (5th out of 30)