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NBA Payrolls 2016

Posted On
October 3
By
SurePayroll

The 2015-16 NBA season was one for the ages. The Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, knocked off the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

While it’ll be difficult for the 2016-17 season to live up to last year’s excitement, all 30 teams are shooting for the stars.

This year, the salary cap and luxury tax will be higher than ever before.

  • The salary cap is set at $94,143,000.
  • The luxury tax threshold is $113,287,000.

With the salary cap bumping from $70 million last year to more than $94 million in 2016-17, teams had a bit more money to lure top talent to their club.

Below is the estimated total 2016-2017 payroll for every NBA team (courtesy of Spotrac):

1. Miami Heat: $133,852,523

2. Cleveland Cavaliers: $116,494,180

3. Los Angeles Clippers: $114,740,032

4. Portland Trail Blazers: $113,698,084

5. Memphis Grizzlies: $112,035,324

6. Dallas Mavericks: $111,991,221

7. San Antonio Spurs: $109,221,228

8. Detroit Pistons: $108,934,044

9. New Orleans Pelicans: $108,166,365

10. Toronto Raptors: $107,608,411

11. Orlando Magic: $104,824,360

12. Washington Wizards: $104,090,438

13. New York Knicks: $103,519,015

14. Los Angeles Lakers: $101,846,550

15. Charlotte Hornets: $100,178,243

16. Houston Rockets: $100,052,341

17. Golden State Warriors: $99,746,910

18. Milwaukee Bucks: $99,308,870

19. Atlanta Hawks: $98,803,242

20. Sacramento Kings: $97,345,391

21. Boston Celtics: $97,040,974

22. Chicago Bulls: $96,364,959

23. Oklahoma City Thunder: $96,074,548

24. Indiana Pacers: $90,704,724

25. Minnesota Timberwolves: $83,971,308

26. Utah Jazz: $82,361,096

27. Phoenix Suns: $80,900,983

28. Denver Nuggets: $78,785,722

29. Brooklyn Nets: $76,948,637

30. Philadelphia 76ers: $74,852,201

Do these 2016 payroll numbers surprise you? As the season progresses, we’ll update this post to provide information on which teams are getting the most bang for their buck.

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