NBA free-agency tiers: Teams with the most and least spending power

It has been more than nine months since the NBA saw an official trade and more than 15 months since the last free-agency period. Things will be different this 2020 NBA offseason, as an average free-agent class is paired with a large number of teams looking to improve their rosters for playoff or title pushes.

To illustrate what to expect in the shortened offseason, we’ve broken out all 30 teams into six tiers — ranging from teams that have salary-cap space to those in the luxury tax — while highlighting which players teams can sign in each tier.

Will teams such as the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons make splashy signings? Can title contenders finagle a way to acquire another cornerstone player? Here’s the latest on what each franchise can swing when free agency opens on Nov. 20.

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