The NBA’s projected salary cap for the 2020-21 season was set at $116 million, with the luxury tax level checking in at $141 million.
But things have changed.
The new estimates are $115 million and $139 million respectively, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
So how might that impact the Warriors moving forward?
The subsequent assumption is that next season, the Warriors — no longer restricted by the hard cap — definitely will pay the repeater tax again because of Draymond Green‘s contract extension kicking in, the built-in salary for a top-five pick, using the full $5.9 million taxpayer mid-level exception, dipping into their $17.2 million trade exception, etc.
So essentially — the new estimates simply mean that the franchise most likely will end up writing a bigger check to the NBA than previously anticipated.
Owner Joe Lacob won’t mind this if the Warriors — who sport the worst record in the NBA — are back in title contention …
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