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NBA Salary Cap, Luxury Tax Numbers for 2018-19 Season Announced

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The league informs its franchises that the cap will lie just south of $102 million in the coming year.

NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA salary cap and luxury tax for the 2018-19 season have been announced. The salary cap will sit at $101.8 million, luxury tax at $123 million. Mid-level exceptions range from $4.4 million to $8.6 million. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweeted the details.

The Portland Trail Blazers are committed to $110.5 million in guaranteed salary next season without factoring in the contract of center Jusuf Nurkic. Portland tendered a $4.7 million qualifying offer to Nurkic this week. If he signed that one-year deal, their cap obligation would reach $115.2 million with 9 players under contract. Any better contract offer to Nurkic would raise that amount.

If the Blazers retain Jake Layman, Wade Baldwin, and Georgios Papagiannis, their obligation would rise to approximately $119.8 million for a 12-player roster. They’d have roughly $3.2 million for final roster spots before hitting the tax threshold. That number assumes Nurkic playing for the qualifying offer amount.

Update:

Here are precise numbers on some of the ancillary items, including the apron—possibly a concern for Portland—at $129.8 million.

Update:

Cap projections for 2019-2021 have also been released.