New salary cap projections sent out to NBA teams: 2015-16: 67.1 million, tax 81.6, 2016-17: 89 million, tax 108. 2017-18: 108, 127 tax
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 17, 2015
Thanks to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com, the new projections show a potential $22 million jump in the salary cap from 2015-16 to 2016-17.
Here are some of the potential unrestricted free agents in the summer of 2016:
- Kevin Durant
- LeBron James
- Kevin Love
- Joakim Noah
- Mike Conley
- Al Horford
- Nicolas Batum
- Chris Paul
- Dwight Howard
- DeMar DeRozan
- Chandler Parsons
Paul, Howard, DeRozan and Parsons would have to opt-out of their current deals in order to become free agents in 2016, which could certainly happen considering the jump in the salary cap.
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to that summer already.