We’ve summarized what Washington Wizards 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
|Troy Brown Jr.||$3,372,840||Guaranteed|
|Anzejs Pasecniks||$1,517,981||$250,000 Guaranteed|
Projected Free Agents
|Davis Bertans||$13,300,000||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Ty Lawson||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Ian Mahinmi||$23,175,077||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Garrison Mathews||$1,445,697||Cap Hold – RFA, 2W|
|Shabazz Napier||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Gary Payton II||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Ramon Sessions||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Johnathan Williams||$1,445,697||Cap Hold – UFA, 2W|
2020 NBA Draft Picks
|2020 Pick #9||$4,469,160|
|2020 Pick #37||No Cap Hold|
- Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception – $9,258,000
- Bi-Annual Exception – $3,623,000
Key Offseason Decisions
- Can Washington re-sign Davis Bertans before another team makes him a more lucrative offer? A couple of the cap space teams could really use Bertans but he seems to have found a home with the Wizards. Expect him to be back.
- Will Washington guarantee both Isaac Bonga and Anzejs Pasecniks? Bonga is a guarantee to be, well, guaranteed. He was a starter for most of the season and someone the Wizards see as part of their future. Given the relative lack of depth at center behind Thomas Bryant, and his $250,000 guarantee, expect Pasecniks to be back as well.
Projected Team Salary
Because Washington only has Davis Bertans as a key free to re-sign, and they are so far under the luxury tax, they could be players in free agency. The Wizards could re-sign Bertans and use their full Non-Taxpayer MLE to fill out their rotation. With John Wall expected back to full health, and behind improvement from their young players, that should be enough to put Washington back in the playoff hunt. (@KeithSmithNBA)
Cap Space Forecast
-$44,182,857 (17th out of 30). $35,048,487 under the Luxury Tax.