Report: NBA increases 2017-18 salary-cap projection to $103 million
So, July’s projection of a $102 million salary cap in 2017-18 still carries weight – except it’s been updated.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN:
NBA teams were informed of a slight change to next season's salary-cap protection, raised to $103 million from $102, sources said.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) October 20, 2016
Why the change?
Perhaps, the shortfall adjustment – which increases the cap when teams don’t spend enough the previous year – is being revised in the new CBA.
More likely, the league anticipates more revenue. These projections tend to start conservative then rise as July nears.