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NBA salary cap set for 2018-19 season at $101.869 million

Official release

Jun 30, 2018 8:31 PM ET

NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association today announced that the Salary Cap has been set at $101.869 million for the 2018-19 season.  The tax level for the 2018-19 season is $123.733 million.

The Salary Cap and tax level go into effect at 12:01 a.m. ET on Sunday, July 1, when the league’s “moratorium period” starts and teams can begin negotiating with free agents.  The moratorium period ends at 12:01 p.m. ET on Friday, July 6.

The minimum team salary, which is set at 90% of the Salary Cap, is $91.682 million for the 2018-19 season.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement provides for three different mid-level exceptions depending on a team’s salary level.   The non-taxpayer mid-level for the 2018-19 season is $8.641 million, the taxpayer mid-level is $5.337 million, and the mid-level for a team with room under the Salary Cap is $4.449 million.

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