Over the tax: $10.8 million | Penalty: $19.1 million
What to watch: The roster exemption to replace Jodie Meeks
The Wizards (currently with 14 guaranteed contracts) will be allowed to carry a 16th roster spot to start the season due to Meeks’ 19-game suspension. However, keeping a replacement player could be expensive because the Wizards are a luxury-tax team.
Available exceptions: $1.3 million (trade) and $995K (trade)