Even though NBA free agency is typically a crazy time with massive deals coming through left and right, this summer might be one of the more quiet ones on that front. Not only are there a lack of superstar free agents, but there also aren’t a lot of teams with cap space. This means we’re more likely to see sign-and-trade or trade agreements this time around.
Here’s a look at which teams are projected to have salary cap space this summer, according to Spotrac.
Orlando Magic - $37.47 million
Detroit Pistons - $32.99 million (expected to be $43 million once Jerami Grant trade is complete)
Indiana Pacers - $31.3 million
San Antonio Spurs - $31.19 million
Portland Trail Blazers - $26.66 million (expected to change once Jerami Grant trade is complete)
Oklahoma City Thunder - $5.48 million
New York Knicks - $2.01 million (expected to increase once Kemba Walker trade is complete)
Houston Rockets - $1.26 million
As you can see, there’s only five teams with real cap space and none of those teams have enough money to sign a new player to max-level contract outright.