Cleveland Cavaliers 2017 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2017-18 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player (15) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
JamesLeBron James 32 SF Early Bird $33,285,709 - - ($68,893,677) $33,285,709 23.43
LoveKevin Love 28 PF Bird $22,642,350 - - ($72,357,075) $22,642,350 15.94
IrvingKyrie Irving 25 PG Bird $18,868,625 - - ($60,297,563) $18,868,625 13.28
ThompsonTristan Thompson 26 C Bird $16,400,000 - - ($52,408,695) $16,400,000 11.55
SmithJ.R. Smith 31 SG Bird $13,760,000 - - ($32,350,000) $13,760,000 9.69
ShumpertIman Shumpert 27 SG Bird $10,337,079 - - ($21,348,315) $10,337,079 7.28
FryeChanning Frye 34 PF Cap Space $7,420,912 - - ($7,420,912) $7,420,912 5.22
KorverKyle Korver 36 SG Bird $7,000,000 - - ($18,000,000) $7,000,000 4.93
OsmanCedi Osman 22 SF Mini MLE $2,634,921 - - ($8,317,064) $2,634,921 1.85
JeffersonRichard Jefferson 37 SF Mini MLE $2,500,000 - - ($2,500,000) $2,500,000 1.76
CalderonJose Calderon 35 PG Minimum $2,328,652 - - - $1,471,382 1.04
GreenJeff Green 30 SF Minimum $2,328,652 - - ($1,471,382) $1,471,382 1.04
RoseDerrick Rose 28 PG Minimum $2,106,470 - - ($1,471,382) $1,471,382 1.04
TavaresWalter Tavares 25 C Minimum $1,471,382 - - - $1,471,382 1.04
FelderKay Felder 22 PG Mini MLE $1,312,611 - - ($456,529) $1,312,611 0.92


2017-18 Cap Holds

Cap holds represent "placeholders" for pending free agents, unsigned draft picks, offer sheets, etc... Since the Cavaliers are currently over the league salary cap, these cap holds do not count against their Total Cap figure. Denouncing these cap holds will NOT afford the team any new cap space. These figures are not counted toward a team's Luxury Tax Allocation.

Player (4) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
JonesJames Jones 36 SG           $1,471,382  
JonesDahntay Jones 36 SF           $1,471,382  
WilliamsDeron Williams 33 PG           $1,471,382  
WilliamsDerrick Williams 26 PF           $1,471,382  


Exceptions

Exceptions are essentially "grants" offering teams an additional way to sign players. Exceptions can be split up for multiple player signings, however only one of these exceptions may be used in a season and they cannot be combined.

Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap and above the Luxury Tax Apron ($125,266,000) and can be used for contracts up to 3 years in length.

Trade Exception Details becomes available when a team relinquishes more salary than it acquires during a trade. The "credit" balance remains as an exception that can be used within the next year to acquire salary via trade without further relinquishing additional salary.

Type Amount Amount Remaining Reason/Notes Expire Date
Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $5,192,000 $2,557,079 Cedi Osman (est. $2,634,921)
Trade Exception $4,837,500 $4,837,500 Mike Dunleavy 01/08/2018
Trade Exception $2,194,500 $2,194,500 Mo Williams 01/08/2018
Trade Exception $980,431 $980,431 Chris Andersen 02/13/2018


2017-18 Luxury Tax Totals

Denotes the Cavaliers current standing in terms of the luxury tax threshold. Teams that spend over the threshold pay fines (estimated below).

Type Totals
2017 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $119,266,000
Total Taxable Salaries $142,047,735
Luxury Tax Space $-22,781,735
Ext. Luxury Tax Bill $78,213,246


2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers Salary Cap Totals

The Cavaliers are currently over the league salary cap. This means Cap Holds & Exceptions are NOT included in their Total Cap Allocations, and renouncing these figures will not afford them any cap space. The team may only sign outside players using any available exceptions or at league minimum salaries.

Cap Type Total
Active Roster Cap $142,047,735
Cap Holds $13,897,959
Total Salaries $142,047,735
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-42,954,735
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $142,047,735
Cap Holds $13,897,959
Total Cap Allocations $142,047,735
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Cap Max Space $-42,954,735
Practical Cap Space $-42,954,735