NBA to set salary cap at $ 109 million, luxury tax at $ 132 million for 20-21 season

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The salary cap for the 20-21 season is expected to be $ 109 million with the luxury tax line at $ 132 million, according to multiple sources at The Athletic’s Shams Charania.Michele Roberts revealed to The Athletic that the NBA and NBPA are close to a deal on the salary cap and tax.

If the league maintained the salary cap as a percentage of basketball-related income, it would likely be around $ 90 million. The NBA and NBPA are artificially smoothing the cap to protect teams from exorbitant luxury tax payments and also to help the free agency class of 2020 sign deals with future income tied to a more aligned cap percentage. on what the figure would have been if not for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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