The NBA will lower the salary cap for the 2020/21 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, per Marc Berman of the New York Post.
The 2019-20 salary cap is at just over $109 million, and the projection for 2020-21 is at $115 million. It is still unclear how much the salary cup will be lowered.
“There is so much uncertainty with the coronavirus pandemic, but one thing is for sure: the salary cap will be lowered, according to league sources. On the surface, that makes it advantageous to build around younger players on cheaper contracts,” Berman reports.