NEW YORK — The NBA’s salary cap for the 2022-23 season is estimated to come in at around $123.6 million, sources told ESPN, an increase of $11.6 million from last season’s figure of $112 million.
At that number, the luxury tax line for the 2022–23 season would be approximately $150.2 million, and the hard cap – which one if they acquire a player in a sign-and-trade deal or if they use the full mid-level. Teams can’t exceed the exception – that would come in at about $156.9 million.
The final pay-cap number, which will be determined after the completion of an audit of the league’s finances and the sum of basketball-related earnings for the 2021-22 season, will be sent to teams ahead of the league’s moratorium for the start of 2022. The -23 league year begins Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.
The cap jump of $11.6 million would also roughly equal the amount it increased from 2017-18 to 2021-22, as the league played parts of each of the last three seasons through the COVID-19 pandemic. has spent.