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 (13) 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 24.52
LoveKevin Love 28 C Bird $22,642,350 - - ($72,357,075) $22,642,350 16.68
HillGeorge Hill 30 PG Cap Space $20,000,000 - - ($40,000,000) $20,000,000 14.73
ThompsonTristan Thompson 25 C Bird $16,400,000 - - ($52,408,695) $16,400,000 12.08
SmithJ.R. Smith 31 SG Bird $13,760,000 - - ($32,350,000) $13,760,000 10.14
ClarksonJordan Clarkson 24 PG Early Bird $11,562,500 - - ($37,500,000) $11,562,500 8.52
KorverKyle Korver 35 SG Bird $7,000,000 - - ($18,000,000) $7,000,000 5.16
OsmanCedi Osman 21 SF Mini MLE $2,634,921 - - ($8,317,064) $2,634,921 1.94
HoodRodney Hood 24 SG Rookie $2,386,864 - - ($2,386,864) $2,386,864 1.76
ZizicAnte Zizic 20 C Rookie $1,645,200 - - ($3,597,960) $1,645,200 1.21
CalderonJose Calderon 35 PG Minimum $2,328,652 - - ($1,471,382) $1,471,382 1.08
GreenJeff Green 30 SF Minimum $2,328,652 - - ($1,471,382) $1,471,382 1.08
Nance Jr.Larry Nance Jr. 24 PF Rookie $1,471,382 - - ($3,743,773) $1,471,382 1.08


2017-18 Two-Way

Players signed to Two-Way contracts that are currently designated to G-League affiliate. Two-way salaries do not count against a team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
HollandJohn Holland 28 SF minimum-salary $23,040       -  
PerrantesLondon Perrantes 22 G -       -  


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 32 PG           $1,471,382  
WilliamsDerrick Williams 25 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 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 Richard Jefferson 10/14/2018
Trade Exception $1,312,611 $1,312,611 Kay Felder 10/14/2018


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 $135,731,690
Luxury Tax Space $-16,465,690
Ext. Luxury Tax Bill $49,979,187


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 $135,731,690
Cap Holds $9,698,139
Total Salaries $135,731,690
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-36,638,690
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $135,731,690
Cap Holds $9,698,139
Total Cap Allocations $135,731,690
2017 NBA Salary Cap Max $99,093,000
Cap Max Space $-36,638,690
Practical Cap Space $-36,638,690