San Antonio Spurs: Salary Cap Space 2020

by October 14, 2020
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DeMar DeRozan of the San Antonio Spurs

We’ve summarized what San Antonio Spurs 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

LaMarcus Aldridge$24,000,000Guaranteed
DeMar DeRozan$27,739,975Guaranteed
Rudy Gay$14,500,000Guaranteed
Keldon Johnson$2,048,040Guaranteed
Trey Lyles$5,500,000$1,000,000 Guaranteed
Chimezie Metu$1,663,861Non-Guaranteed
Patty Mills$13,535,714Guaranteed
Dejounte Murray$14,286,000Guaranteed
Luka Samanic$2,824,320Guaranteed
Lonnie Walker IV$2,892,000Guaranteed
Derrick White$3,516,284Guaranteed

Projected Free Agents

Marco Belinelli$7,600,000Cap Hold – UFA
Matt Costello$1,445,697Cap Hold – UFA
Dante Cunningham$2,984,400Cap Hold – UFA
Drew Eubanks$1,445,697Cap Hold – RFA, 2W
Bryn Forbes$5,462,500Cap Hold – UFA
Darrun Hilliard$1,445,697Cap Hold – UFA
Joffrey Lauvergne$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
David Lee$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Ben Moore$1,445,697Cap Hold – UFA
Donatas Motiejunas$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Jakob Poeltl$11,264,657Cap Hold – RFA
Quincy Pondexter$1,620,564Cap Hold – UFA
Quinndary Weatherspoon$1,445,697Cap Hold – UFA, 2W

2020 NBA Draft Picks

2020 Pick #11$4,033,440
Nikola Milutinov$2,035,800
2020 Pick #41No Cap Hold

Projected Waived Players

Tyler ZellerUFA – Waived

Exceptions Available

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

Key Offseason Decisions

  • Will DeMar DeRozan pick up his player option at $27M? At midseason there was reporting that DeRozan would decline his option and look to move on from San Antonio. A lot has changed since then. With so few teams poised to have cap space in an uncertain market, it’s now more likely DeRozan opts in for 2021.
  • Can San Antonio reach an agreement with Jakob Poeltl on a new contract before having to match an offer sheet? There are few impact centers in this free agent class, and even fewer are as young as Poeltl. Any of the cap space teams could use him. That could force the Spurs to have to match richer contract than they would have offered outright.
  • Will the Spurs sign Derrick White to a contract extension? San Antonio prefers to lock their players up when they can. They signed Dejounte Murray to a four-year, $64M deal that starts this upcoming season. White and Murry overlap position, but have shown they can also play together. Look for San Antonio to try to get him to sign a similarly team-friendly extension.

Projected Team Salary

$159,597,732

The Spurs are the Spurs. They probably won’t do anything flashy, but whatever they do will work. Injuries caused them to fall off this past season, but they’ll be right back in the mix in 2021. Look for them to try to lock up Derrick White to a team-friendly extension like the one Dejounte Murray signed. Then San Antonio will hit the free agent bonanza in 2021 with only Murray and White making double-figure salaries. (@KeithSmithNBA)

Cap Space Forecast

-$50,457,732 (24th out of 30). $13,295,284 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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