New Orleans Pelicans: Salary Cap Space 2020

We’ve summarized what New Orleans Pelicans 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

Nickeil Alexander-Walker$3,113,160Guaranteed
Lonzo Ball$11,003,782Guaranteed
Josh Hart$3,491,159Guaranteed
Jaxson Hayes$5,105,160Guaranteed
Jrue Holiday$25,876,111Guaranteed
Nicolo Melli$3,897,436Guaranteed
JJ Redick$13,013,700Guaranteed
Zion Williamson$10,245,480Guaranteed

Projected Free Agents

Zylan Cheatham$1,445,697Cap Hold – UFA, 2W
Derrick Favors$26,475,000Cap Hold – UFA
Josh Gray$1,445,697Cap Hold – UFA, 2W
Brandon Ingram$21,796,456Cap Hold – RFA
Frank Jackson$2,023,150Cap Hold – RFA
E’Twaun Moore$12,997,392Cap Hold – UFA
Jahlil Okafor$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Kenrich Williams$1,820.564Cap Hold – RFA

Projected Waived Players

Darius MillerUFA – Waived

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #13$3,640,200
2020 Pick #39No Cap Hold
2020 Pick #42No Cap Hold
2020 Pick #60No Cap Hold

Exceptions Available

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

Key Offseason Decisions

  • The only real decision the Pelicans need to make this summer is if they should waive Darius Miller or not. Miller has a fully non-guaranteed contract for $7M. If he’s guaranteed, that’s a nice piece for salary matching in a trade. But coming off a major injury, it’s more likely Miller will be waived.
  • Next up is: Can New Orleans get Brandon Ingram signed to a full max deal before being forced to match an offer sheet. It’s likely Ingram and New Orleans will come to agreement on a four or five-year max contract right as free agency opens.

Projected Team Salary


Cut and dry offseason for New Orleans. No options to worry about. No real decisions to be made on qualifying offers. Brandon Ingram will initially be made a restricted free agent, but should quickly sign a max contract. After that, it’s about retaining Derrick Favors or not and then filling out the rest of the roster to make a playoff push. (@KeithSmithNBA)

Cap Space Forecast

-$39,870,708 (13th out of 30). $42,928,840 under the Luxury Tax.

Team Salary Cap Outlooks

New YorkDetroitMiami
DenverGolden StateDallas
MinnesotaLA ClippersMemphis
Oklahoma LA LakersNew Orleans
UtahSacramentoSan Antonio