Poor NBA players.
A couple seasons ago the salary cap for next season was to go up a tremendous amount, but it looks like that won’t be happening anytime soon. Oh, but don’t get me wrong, the salary cap is still going up, just not as much as some of these teams were hoping for.
NBA teams and owners were sent a memo regarding the salary cap situation. The teams are projected to lower the salary cap to $101 million. Although this is a raise from the $94.1 million this year, it is not as high as it was projected to be in the past. This move can lead to a decrease in player movement in the upcoming years because teams won’t have the cap space they thought they would have.
Sources: The NBA has delivered teams a new salary cap projection for the 2017-18 season: $101M. The cap is $94.1M this season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 7, 2017
The salary cap projection is $1 million less than the last projections teams got. It has slowly fallen from $107 million that was promised a couple years ago. The reason for all this is because how much teams spent last summer. And sometimes you have to ask yourself, for what? It is still gonna be a final with the Warriors and Cavaliers. Nothing’s changed.
But the NBA is really going to watch how it manages its money from now on. So for those teams who are looking to acquire free agents in the next couple years really have manage that “small” amount of cap space in order to fulfill their dreams of beating the Warriors or Cavs.