The Charlotte Hornets project to be one of the only teams with significant cap space this offseason, but they are unlikely to use it.
“Even though we’ll have cap room, I don’t feel free-agency is the answer for us at this time,” Mitch Kupchak said. “So that talent is going to have to come from the draft or a trade.”
The NBA is not yet sure what number the cap will come in at due to the uncertainty surrounding the league's finances amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We don’t know what the cap is going to be. Fortunately for us, we’re not contract-heavy,” said Kupchak.
The Hornets, however, could use their cap space in a trade with teams looking to create more room.
“Cap room is generally considered a valuable asset,” Kupchak said. “Whether it’s to sign players or acquire a player in trade.”