The NBA salary cap and luxury-tax lines came in higher than expected, which means max contracts will be worth more than expected.
Howard Beck of Bleacher Report:
Max contracts are determined by experience level with players split into three tiers (0-6 years, 7-9 years, 10+ years). Here’s how much players signing max deals this offseason will earn based on experience and length of the contract:
0-6 years experience (players such as Greg Monroe, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard)
7-9 years experience (LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, Marc Gasol, DeAndre Jordan, Paul Millsap)
10+ years experience (LeBron James)
Anthony Davis agreed to a max contract extension, and Damian Lillard will likely follow suit. Those begin with with the 2016-17 season, so their values won’t be known for another year. But with the salary cap rising under the new national TV contracts, Davis and Lillard stand to make a lot more than free agents this summer.