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Projected NBA Salary Cap And Luxury Tax For 2013-14 Season Announced

Although the NBA has yet to officially announce any numbers, it appears that the projected salary cap for the upcoming 2013-14 NBA season will be $58.5 million with the tax threshold at $71.6 million.

Per Larry Coon and Marc Stein of ESPN:

NBA teams being told PROJECTED luxury-tax threshold for next season:$71.6 million. Reminder: Projections not binding until full July audit

Confirming @ESPNSteinLine tweet — league’s projected cap/tax for 2013-14 is currently $58.5M & $71.6M. For 2014-15 it’s $62.1M & $75.7M.

The salary cap increase for the 2013-14 season will be relatively minimal, only jumping around $500K from the 2012-13 cap of $58,044,000. The tax threshold though will have a bit of a bigger increase as it was at $70,307,000 for 2012-13, increasing over a million for the 2013-14 season, something teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks will be happy with.

The larger jump will take place for the 2014-15 season as the salary cap will jump nearly four million dollars from the current 2012-13 season number with a near six million dollar jump on the tax threshold.

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