Orlando Magic: Salary Cap Space 2020

by October 14, 2020
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Evan Fournier of the Orlando Magic

We’ve summarized what Orlando Magic 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

Al-Farouq Aminu$9,720,900Guaranteed
Mo Bamba$5,969,040Guaranteed
Khem Birch$3,000,000Guaranteed
James Ennis III$2,130,023UFA, PO
Evan Fournier$17,150,000UFA, PO
Melvin Frazier Jr.$1,663,861RFA, TO
Markelle Fultz$12,288,698Guaranteed
Aaron Gordon$18,136,364Guaranteed
Jonathan Isaac$7,362,566Guaranteed
Terrence Ross$13,500,000Guaranteed
Nikola Vucevic$26,000,000Guaranteed

Projected Free Agents

Arron Afflalo$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
D.J. Augustin$13,775,000Cap Hold – UFA
Michael Carter-Williams$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Gary Clark$1,820,564Cap Hold – RFA
Jerian Grant$7,917,942Cap Hold – UFA
Wesley Iwundu$2,023,150Cap Hold – RFA
B.J. Johnson$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA, 2W
Vic Law$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA, 2W
Marreese Speights$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #15$3,285,120
2020 Pick #45No Cap Hold
Chuma Okeke$3,121,080
Fran Vazquez$4,033,440

Exceptions Available

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

Key Offseason Decisions

  • Will Evan Fournier opt in? Fournier is coming off his best season, which is normally a guarantee a player will opt out. Unfortunately for Fournier, it’s not a great market to be a free agent. That puts it in question if Fournier will opt in for $17.1M for 2021.
  • Do the Magic try to sign Markelle Fultz to an extension? Fultz hasn’t lived up to the promise of being the first overall pick, but he has made great strides in Orlando. If the Magic can lock Fultz up on a team-friendly deal, they’ll do so. Otherwise, he’ll play it out and hit restricted free agency in 2021.
  • What happens with extension talks for Jonathan Isaac? Isaac was likely to get a healthy, but non-max extension. Now, he’s probably going to miss the 2021 season and is yet to turn in a full season in the NBA. Like Fultz, his talent is such that Orlando should lock him up to a team-friendly extension if they can. If not, like Fultz, he’ll be restricted in 2021.

Projected Team Salary

$160,650,834

If Evan Fournier is back, Orlando will probably bring back a similar team. They may lose D.J. Augustin, as re-signing him will bring them closer to the luxury tax than is probably comfortable. Expect the Magic to add 2019 first round pick Chuma Okeke to the roster for the 2021 season. After that, the remaining big items to watch are extension talks for Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac. (@KeithSmithNBA)

Cap Space Forecast

-$48,225,714 (21st out of 30). $18,234,834 under the Luxury Tax.


Team Salary Cap Outlooks

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BostonChicagoAtlanta
BrooklynClevelandCharlotte
New YorkDetroitMiami
PhiladelphiaIndianaOrlando
TorontoMilwaukeeWashington
NorthwestPacificSouthwest
DenverGolden StateDallas
MinnesotaLA ClippersMemphis
Oklahoma LA LakersNew Orleans
PortlandPhoenixHouston
UtahSacramentoSan Antonio
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