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Every NBA Team's Projected Cap Space Heading Into 2019 NBA Free Agency

David Kaestle
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The summer of 2019 has been circled on NBA teams' calendars for a few years now. With both the quantity and quality of talent available, it is arguably the most highly-touted free agent class since the infamous summer of 2010.

With superstars like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler and Kemba Walker all heading into the summer as unrestricted free agents, teams are scrambling to clear cap space in an effort to try and sign one, or in some cases, two of these players.

While the salary cap is something that's constantly in motion and could change for a number of teams over the next few days, let's take a look at where each team sits heading into free agency, which is set to begin at 6 p.m. EST on Sunday, June 30.

There are currently two teams with the ability to sign two max players, the New York Knicks (~$70 million) and the Brooklyn Nets (~$68 million). The teams with enough cap space to sign at least one max player include the Sacramento Kings (~$62 million), Philadelphia 76ers (~$59 million), Los Angeles Clippers (~$56 million), Dallas Mavericks (~$47 million), Boston Celtics (~$34 million), Indiana Pacers (~$33 million) and the Los Angeles Lakers (~$32 million). The remaining teams and the exact cap situation for all 30 NBA teams can be found here.

At this point it's almost impossible to keep track of where each player is reportedly headed. Most of the top six or seven guys have been heavily rumored to a handful of teams over the course of the last month. We've heard about guys potentially teaming up together in different cities, as well as players set on heading somewhere by themselves.

With 40 percent of the entire league set to become free agents, we could be diving into one of the craziest offseasons in NBA history. Only time will tell on where all the dominoes end up falling, but as an NBA fan, there's only one thing you can do: get your popcorn ready.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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