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12-13-2004, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Fletch
but somehow the Knicks still spend the most by a good amount, from what I understand. I haven't studied it all, but yeah, there's loopholes in it supposedly.
The NBA Salary Cap is $43.87 million, and 26 of the 29 teams are over the cap.

1) New York Knicks $94.5 million
2) Portland Trail Blazers $84.3
3) Dallas Mavericks $78.6
4) Minnesota Timberwolves $72.4
5) Sacramento Kings $69.5
6) Los Angeles Lakers $64.8
7) New Jersey Nets $63.1
8) Atlanta Hawks $63.1
9) Phoenix Suns $59.3
10) Boston Celtics $59.2
11) Toronto Raptors $60.8
12) Memphis Grizzlies $58.2
13) Indiana Pacers $57.7
14) Philadelphia 76ers $57.0
15) Milwaukee Bucks $53.9
16) Chicago Bulls $53.7
17) Detroit Pistons $53.1
18) Golden State Warriors $52.8
19) Seattle Supersonics $51.1
20) Houston Rockets $50.4
21) New Orleans Hornets $49.7
22) Orlando Magic $47.6
23) San Antonio Spurs $47.1
24) Cleveland Cavaliers $46.4
25) Miami Heat $45.5
26) Washington Wizards $44.5
27) Denver Nuggets $41.5
28) Los Angeles Clippers $38.4
29) Utah Jazz $36


There are a bunch of exceptions, with the main one being that you can exceed the cap when signing your own players.

Also each year a team gets a $4.5 million "mid-level" exception.

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