Minnesota Timberwolves: Salary Cap Space 2020

by October 14, 2020
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Malik Beasley of the Minnesota Timberwolves

We’ve summarized what Minnesota Timberwolves 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

Jarrett Culver$6,104,280Guaranteed
Jacob Evans$2,017,320Guaranteed
James Johnson$16,047,100UFA, PO
Jake Layman$3,761,085Guaranteed
Jaylen Nowell$1,517,981Non-Guaranteed
Josh Okogie$2,651,040Guaranteed
Naz Reid$1,517.981Non-Guaranteed
D’Angelo Russell$28,649,250Guaranteed
Omari Spellman$1,988,280Guaranteed
Karl-Anthony Towns$29,467,800Guaranteed
Jarred Vanderbilt$1,663,861Non-Guaranteed

Projected Free Agents

Malik Beasley$8,195,142Cap Hold – RFA
Aaron Brooks$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Juancho Hernangomez$9,963,090Cap Hold – RFA
Kelan Martin$1,445,697Cap Hold – RFA, 2W
Jordan McLaughlin$1,445,697Cap Hold – RFA, 2W
Evan Turner$27,909,834Cap Hold – UFA

Dead Money

Cole Aldrich$685,340

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #1$9,757,440
2020 Pick #17$2,964,840
2020 Pick #33No Cap Hold

Exceptions Available

  • Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception – $9,258,000
  • Bi-Annual Exception – $3,623,000

Key Offseason Decisions

  • Do the Timberwolves guarantee all three of their non-guaranteed players? Naz Reid is a no-brainer. He became a rotation player by season’s end and now looks like a backup for Karl-Anthony Towns. Jaylen Nowell will probably be guaranteed as well. He’s got enough upside on a small enough contract. Jarred Vanderbilt is more of a question mark. Given the Wolves have no chance of cap space, they’ll probably bring him back as well.
  • Will Minnesota be forced to match an offer sheet for either Malik Beasley or Juancho Hernangomez? Both Beasley and Hernangomez could be interesting targets for the cap space teams this summer. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see either fetch an offer sheet and for the Timberwolves to have to swallow hard on matching.
  • Does Minnesota stick with the first overall pick? Teams rarely trade out of the first pick. Minnesota has a lot of holes and there are no surefire stars. Could they trade back slightly and pick up some additional assets?

Projected Team Salary

$159,373,622

Minnesota’s offseason is dependent on what they do at the draft and with their own restricted free agents. Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez played well after being acquired at the trade deadline. The should both be back, but big offer sheets could make the Wolves question matching. Kelan Martin and Jordan McLaughlin were two of the better Two-Way players, so they should both be back as well. And the draft holds plenty of intrigue, as Minnesota currently holds the first and 17th picks in the first round. (@KeithSmithNBA)

Cap Space Forecast

-$50,233,622(23rd out of 30). $34,206,846 under the Luxury Tax.


Team Salary Cap Outlooks

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