Memphis Grizzlies: Salary Cap Space 2020

by October 14, 2020
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De'Anthony Melton of the Memphis Grizzlies

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

Grayson Allen$2,545,320Guaranteed
Kyle Anderson$9,505,100Guaranteed
Dillon Brooks$11,400,000Guaranteed
Brandon Clarke$2,602,920Guaranteed
Gorgui Dieng$17,287,640Guaranteed
Marko Guduric$2,750,000Guaranteed
Jaren Jackson Jr.$7,257,360Guaranteed
Tyus Jones$8,817,143Guaranteed
Ja Morant$9,166,800Guaranteed
Jontay Porter$1,517,981RFA, TO
Jonas Valanciunas$15,000,000Guaranteed
Justise Winslow$13,000,000Guaranteed

Projected Free Agents

Tyler Dorsey$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Josh Jackson$8,930,242Cap Hold – UFA
John Konchar$1,445,697Cap Hold – RFA, 2W
De’Anthony Melton$1,820,564Cap Hold – RFA
Anthony Tolliver$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Yuta Watanabe$1,445,697Cap Hold – RFA, 2W

Dead Money

Dakari Johnson$459,414
Dion Waiters$12,650,000

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #40No Cap Hold

Exceptions Available

  • 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

$130,843,006

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.


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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