The Warriors may have a little more number crunching to do in the coming weeks.
The projected salary cap for the upcoming season was expected to be $102 million, but according to multiple reports, the NBA informed teams Wednesday night that the salary cap is now projected to be $99 million.
The luxury tax line will also reportedly come in lower than projected, from $121 million to $119 million.
The Warriors head into the offseason trying to figure out how to fit potential new contracts of Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Saun Livingston under the cap. They also must address several other positions including the center spot.
News of the lower projections was first reported by MassLive.com and ESPN.
Teams have been informed the NBA expects the salary cap to go down from latest projections, per league source. $99 million the new number.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) June 22, 2017
NBA teams just found out they're getting $3 million less in salary cap space. Cap expected to come at $99M, down from $102M projection— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 22, 2017