We’ve summarized what Memphis Grizzlies 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
|Jaren Jackson Jr.||$7,257,360||Guaranteed|
|Jontay Porter||$1,517,981||RFA, TO|
Projected Free Agents
|Tyler Dorsey||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Josh Jackson||$8,930,242||Cap Hold – UFA|
|John Konchar||$1,445,697||Cap Hold – RFA, 2W|
|De’Anthony Melton||$1,820,564||Cap Hold – RFA|
|Anthony Tolliver||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Yuta Watanabe||$1,445,697||Cap Hold – RFA, 2W|
2020 NBA Draft Picks
|2020 Pick #40||No Cap Hold|
- Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception – $9,258,000
Key Offseason Decisions
- Will Memphis have to match an offer sheet for De’Anthony Melton? He’s a player the handful of teams with cap space could use. Memphis will make him a restricted free agent, but may be forced to match an offer sheet if they can’t quickly agree to a deal themselves.
- What happens with Jontay Porter? Porter was signed mid-season and the Grizzlies have a team option for him for 2021. They could exercise that and continue to develop the talented, but oft-injured big man. Memphis other option would be to decline the option and make Porter a restricted free agent and look to reach a long-term deal.
Projected Team Salary
It’s all about De’Anthony Melton for the Grizzlies this summer. He’s proven to be a valuable backup combo-guard for Memphis. They’re going to have to pay him, or risk having to match an offer sheet from another team. Look for Memphis to use their MLE to add at least one or two good players for depth, as they make another playoff push. (@KeithSmithNBA)
Cap Space Forecast
-$21,703,006 (7th out of 30). $23,219,758 under the Luxury Tax.