Note: There are conflicting reports as to the projected salary cap and tax threshold for the 2013-14 season.
The table below contains projections based upon the league’s latest official forecasts as of October 2012. Such forecasts yield a projected salary cap of $60 million and a projected tax threshold of $73 million for the 2013-14 season.
On November 13, 2012, David Stern mentioned that league revenues could grow 20% for 2012-13 when compared to 2010-11, the league’s last full season, which would suggest that these numbers may be conservative. Such unexpected growth would imply a salary cap of $64 million and a tax threshold of $78 million for the 2013-14 season.
However, several NBA general managers have since said they have no idea from where Stern was coming, suggesting that he may have been grandstanding in the wake of his upcoming retirement. Most are currently forecasting a salary cap between $59 million and $60 million and a tax threshold between $71.5 million and $73 million. This would suggest that revenues are tracking toward expectations but that costs may be a bit higher than forecasted.