Dallas Mavericks: Salary Cap Space 2020

by October 14, 2020
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Tim Hardaway Jr. of the Dallas Mavericks

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

Jalen Brunson$1,663,861Guaranteed
Willie Cauley-Stein$2,286,357UFA, PO
Seth Curry$7,834,449Guaranteed
Luka Doncic$8,049,360Guaranteed
Dorian Finney-Smith$4,000,000Guaranteed
Tim Hardaway Jr.$18,975,000UFA, PO
Justin Jackson$5,029,650Guaranteed
Maxi Kleber$8,325,000Guaranteed
Boban Marjanovic$3,500,000Guaranteed
Kristaps Porzingis$29,467,800Guaranteed
Dwight Powell$11,080,125Guaranteed
Delon Wright$9,000,000Guaranteed

Projected Free Agents

J.J. Barea$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Antonius Cleveland$1,445,697Cap Hold – UFA, 2W
Devin Harris$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Courtney Lee$19,139,505Cap Hold – UFA
Salah Mejri$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Dirk Nowitzki$9,500,000Cap Hold – UFA
Josh Reaves$1,445,697Cap Hold – UFA, 2W

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #18$2,816,760
2020 Pick #31No Cap Hold
Petteri Koponen$1,936,440

Exceptions Available

  • 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

$151,977,957

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.


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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