With free agency all but completely wrapped up, I thought it would be a good time to go through and take a look at some of the best value and worst value signings throughout the league. To calculate this, I took each players Estimated Player Value (EPV), that you can find here, and compared it against the player's reported 2022-2023 salary that they were signed for. Let's take a look below.
With free agency just hours away, teams have been rushing to get last minute extensions and trades in before the closing bell. In this edition of Cap Talk, I take a look at the Knicks clearing cap space, the major transactions that have taken place in the past couple days, along with a look at some of the free agencies most heavily impacted by this activity. Take a look below.
We are through the NBA Draft and have already seen a flurry of activity around the league. In this edition of Cap Talk, I want to dive into some of the major trades that have taken place, along with a look at the free agents who were the most heavily impacted by the NBA draft. First off, let's take a deeper look into the Jerami Grant to Portland trade, why it happened when it did, and how that sets the table for the rest of the offseason for both Detroit and Portland.
After a disappointing season where the team traded away Damian Lillard's longtime running mate in CJ McCollum and tanked hard down the stretch, the Portland Trail Blazers are entering a pivotal offseason that may be their last real chance to re-tool around Lillard. There are two pretty distinct pathways that the Blazers can take this summer, and that is operating as a cap space team or as an over-the-cap team. There are pros and cons to each approach, and we will flesh out each pathway fully below.
With the NBA draft lottery over and the draft order set, we can now take a look at the cap space landscape around the league heading into the draft. This is not an offseason flush with cash. I project only six teams with the ability to generate meaningful cap space this offseason, with the other 24 limited only to using various exceptions to sign free agents. Down below you will see a breakout of the teams that fall into or between the main cap space categories: Cap Space teams, Teams with the ability to use the Non-Tax Payer Mid-Level, and teams limited to the Tax Payer Mid-Level.
Here is a look at the possible exceptions available to teams this summer:
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception (NTMLE): $10,349,000
Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception (TMLE): $6,392,000
Room Mid-Level Exception (RMLE): $5,329,000
Bi-Annual Exception (BAE): $4,050,000
Nick Thoreson is a young professional working in finance who is passionate about the NBA and especially all things salary cap related.