Salary cap projected to make modest jump

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The NBA has informed teams that it projects the salary cap to be $101 million for the 2018-19 season, and $108 million for 2019-20, according to a report from The Vertical.

Both figures are subject to change.

"The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what teams around the league have seen over the course of the past two years," wrote Austin Kent of Hoops Rumors. "From 2015-16 the cap jumped from $70MM to $94MM and then the next year it bumped up another $5MM to the $99MM mark it sits at for the 2017-18 season."

Also, in 2016, the cap was projected to fall in the $108 million range, as opposed to the $101 million currently expected.

As Hoops Rumors noted, the moderate projections could be the result of lower-than-expected playoff revenue from last season.

"Given the latest projections, the salary floor for the 2018-19 season would be roughly $91MM," Kent added.