Oklahoma City Thunder: Salary Cap Space 2020

by October 14, 2020
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Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder

We’ve summarized what Oklahoma City Thunder 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

Steven Adams$27,528,088Guaranteed
Darius Bazley$2,399,160Guaranteed
Deonte Burton$1,663,861RFA, TO, Non-Guaranteed
Hamidou Diallo$1,663,861RFA, TO
Luguentz Dort$1,517,981Guaranteed
Terrance Ferguson$3,944,013Guaranteed
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander$4,141,320Guaranteed
Mike Muscala$2,283,034UFA, PO
Abdel Nader$1,752,950RFA, TO, Non-Guaranteed
Chris Paul$41,358,814Guaranteed
Isaiah Roby$1,517,981Guaranteed
Dennis Schroder$15,500,000Guaranteed

Projected Free Agents

Norris Cole$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Nick Collison$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Jawun Evans$1,445,697Cap Hold – UFA
Raymond Felton$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Danilo Gallinari$33,923,339Cap Hold – UFA
Kevin Hervey$1,445,697Cap Hold – RFA
Nerlens Noel$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Andre Roberson$16,111,110Cap Hold – UFA

Dead Money

Patrick Patterson$737,067
Kyle Singler$999,200

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #25$3,640,200
2020 Pick #53No Cap Hold

Exceptions Available

  • Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception – $9,258,000
  • Bi-Annual Exception – $3,623,000
  • Paul George Traded Player Exception – $10,389,997
  • Jerami Grant Traded Player Exception – $9,346,153

Key Offseason Decisions

  • All of Oklahoma City’s decisions this summer will be based around answering if they are rebuilding or not. If they are rebuilding, the Thunder could conceivably trade Chris Paul while taking far less money back. In that situation, it would make sense to move on from the bulk of their free agents and to prioritize having cap space.
  • As far as actual decisions go, it is probable that Mike Muscala will opt in for $2.3M. The team options for Deonte Burton, Hamidou Diallo and Abdel Nader are all likely to be exercised as well.

Projected Team Salary

$168,520,949

If the Thunder move Chris Paul in a trade, they’re signalling a rebuild is kicking off. You could argue they’ve already done that by moving from Billy Donovan as head coach. That decision will guide the rest of the offseason. Move Paul, and OKC can open a good deal of cap space. That will allow them to take on some bad many in trades to add to an already overflowing treasure chest of draft picks. (@KeithSmithNBA)

Cap Space Forecast

-$59,380,949 (27th out of 30). $31,046,127 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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