Phoenix Suns: Salary Cap Space 2020

by October 14, 2020
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Aron Baynes of the Phoenix Suns

We’ve summarized what Phoenix Suns 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

Deandre Ayton$10,018,200Guaranteed
Devin Booker$29,467,800Guaranteed
Mikal Bridges$4,359,000Guaranteed
Ty Jerome$2,303,040Guaranteed
Cameron Johnson$4,235,160Guaranteed
Jalen Lecque$1,517,981Guaranteed
Kelly Oubre Jr.$14,375,000Guaranteed
Ricky Rubio$17,000,000Guaranteed

Projected Free Agents

None$0N/A

Projected Waivers/Renouncements

Aron BaynesUFA – Renounced
Jevon CarterUFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced
Cheick DialloUFA – Renounced
Frank KaminskyUFA – Renounced
Elie OkoboUFA – Waived
Tariq OwensUFA – Renounced
Cameron PayneUFA – Renounced
Dario SaricUFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #10$4,245,720

Exceptions Available

  • Room Exception – $4,767,000

Key Offseason Decisions

  • Will Phoenix stay over the cap or go under? The Suns are right on the tipping point of being a cap space team with around $18.9M in cap space. That’s enough for them to add an impact player this offseason. The other option is to prioritize re-signing their own free agents and staying over the cap.
  • If the Suns go the cap space route, how to fill out the big man rotation? Going for cap space would mean renouncing Aron Baynes, Dario Saric and Frank Kaminsky. All three were regular rotation players next to and behind Deandre Ayton.

Projected Team Salary

$87,521,901

Even though it’s not the best free agent class, Phoenix could be positioned to snag and impact player or two with about $18.9M in cap space. The Suns are an up-and-coming team with good young players. Several veterans could see themselves as the guy to put them over the top and into the playoffs again. For that reason, expect Phoenix to chase cap space, with re-signing their own free agents as their fallback plan. (@KeithSmithNBA)

Cap Space Forecast

$18,923,169 (2nd out of 30)


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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