Teams are reportedly lobbying NBA to increase luxury tax threshold

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NBA teams are reportedly hoping for the league to increase the luxury tax threshold for next season, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.

With the current threshold, several teams, even if they have cap space, will be unable to make any deals. The tax remains at $132.7M until now.

The league hopes for an increase that could be set at “$139M and apron at $145M”, according to Marks. A potential luxury tax threshold raise will lead to more trades and more action during the offseason for the teams.

As Marks say in his report, the current state of the salary cap will lead the trade and the free agent market to ‘froze’.