Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the NBA sent 2017-18 salary cap projections to its member franchises today.
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
Sources: The tax level is projected to rise from $113M this season to $121M in 2017-18.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 7, 2017
The $101 million figure comes in slightly below the $102 million projected by Basketball Insiders, but since these are estimates, the difference is negligible. The actual number will be critical to the Portland Trail Blazers, considering their $133 million in guaranteed salary obligations next season.