We’ve summarized what Dallas Mavericks 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
|Willie Cauley-Stein||$2,286,357||UFA, PO|
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||$18,975,000||UFA, PO|
Projected Free Agents
|J.J. Barea||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Antonius Cleveland||$1,445,697||Cap Hold – UFA, 2W|
|Devin Harris||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Courtney Lee||$19,139,505||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Salah Mejri||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Dirk Nowitzki||$9,500,000||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Josh Reaves||$1,445,697||Cap Hold – UFA, 2W|
2020 NBA Draft Picks
|2020 Pick #18||$2,816,760|
|2020 Pick #31||No Cap Hold|
- Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception – $9,258,000
Key Offseason Decisions
- Is Willie Cauley-Stein going to opt in? Cauley-Stein is at the point in his career where he could make more than $2.3M on the open market, but it’s not a guarantee. He seems to be fairly happy in Dallas and with Dwight Powell making his way back from a torn Achilles’, Cauley-Stein should have a path to plenty of playing time.
- Will Tim Hardaway Jr. deviate from the plan of opting in? Hardaway will be hard-pressed to find a team that will pay him $18.9M this offseason. He’s also still young enough that long-term security shouldn’t be a concern just yet.
Projected Team Salary
The Mavericks have one more season before they can be major offseason players. They’ll likely run it back with a lot of the same team as last season, as both Tim Hardaway Jr. and Willie Cauley-Stein are likely to opt in. Look for Dallas to use their MLE to bring in another wing player, but on a short-term contract. This will allow the Mavs to conserve space for the 2021 offseason. (@KeithSmithNBA)
Cap Space Forecast
-$42,837,957 (16th out of 30). $29,788,398 under the Luxury Tax.