Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers 2021-22 Salary Cap

Cavaliers 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (18) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Love Kevin Love PF $31,258,256 $31,258,256 - - - $31,258,256 23.48 $60,201,086
($60,201,086)
Vet Extension / Bird
Allen Jarrett Allen C $20,000,000 $20,000,000 - - - $20,000,000 15.03 $100,000,000
($100,000,000)
Free Agent / Bird
Rubio Ricky Rubio PG $17,800,000 $17,800,000 - - - $17,800,000 13.37 $17,800,000
($17,800,000)
Acquired via Trade
Markkanen Lauri Markkanen PF $15,690,909 $15,690,909 - - - $15,690,909 11.79 $67,470,906
($55,426,362)
Acquired via Trade
Osman Cedi Osman SF $8,133,334 $8,133,334 - - - $8,133,334 6.11 $22,278,264
($15,559,422)
Vet Extension / Bird
Mobley Evan Mobley C $8,075,160 $8,075,160 - - - $8,075,160 6.07 $36,664,449
($16,553,880)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Garland Darius Garland PG $7,040,880 $7,040,880 - - - $7,040,880 5.29 $15,961,675
($7,040,880)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Okoro Isaac Okoro SG $6,720,720 $6,720,720 - - - $6,720,720 5.05 $22,682,395
($6,720,720)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Sexton Collin Sexton PG $6,349,671 $6,349,671 - - - $6,349,671 4.77 $6,349,671
($6,349,671)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Windler Dylan Windler SG $2,239,200 $2,239,200 - - - $2,239,200 1.68 $6,276,478
($2,239,200)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Wade Dean Wade PF $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.34 $3,713,302
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Kabengele Mfiondu Kabengele PF $1,701,593 $1,701,593 - - - $1,701,593 1.28 $3,548,331
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Pangos Kevin Pangos PG $1,669,178 $1,669,178 - - - $1,669,178 1.25 $3,421,815
($1,669,178)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Stevens Lamar Stevens PF $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.14 $5,231,283
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Training Camp/Exhibit 10, Exhibit 9
ValentineDenzel Valentine SG $1,669,178 $1,789,256 - $1,669,178 - - Exhibit-9
FallTacko Fall C $1,669,178 $1,669,178 - $1,669,178 - - Exhibit-10
BallockMitch Ballock SG $925,258 $925,258 - $925,258 - - Exhibit-10
NembhardR.J. Nembhard PG $925,258 $925,258 - $925,258 - - Exhibit-10


2021-22 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 (1) Pos.
ThomasBrodric Thomas G          


2021-22 Dead/Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been released or served 10-day contracts. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (1) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
SmithJ.R. Smith SG $1,456,666 - - - $1,456,666 1.09 Waived


2021-22 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. Renouncing 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 (1) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
DellavedovaMatthew Dellavedova PG - $1,669,178 Bird


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.

Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap but below the Luxury Tax Apron ($143,002,000) and can be used for contracts up to 4 years in length.

Bi-Annual Exception Details is available to any teams who are below the Luxury Tax Apron ($143,002,000), and did not use this exception in the previous season. It can be used for contracts up to 2 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 (Remaining) Reason/Notes Expire Date
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,536,000
($9,536,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($3,732,000)
Trade Exception $1,717,981
($1,717,981)
Kevin Porter Jr trade with HOU 11/29/2021
Trade Exception $4,200,000
($4,200,000)
JaVale McGee trade with DEN 02/11/2022


2021-22 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
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $131,436,169
Current Luxury Tax Space $5,169,831


2021-22 Cleveland Cavaliers Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $143,002,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $129,979,503
Dead Money $1,456,666
Cap Holds $1,669,178
Total Cap Allocations $133,105,347
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-20,691,347
Salary Hard-Cap
2021 NBA Hard-Cap ("Luxury Tax Apron") $143,002,000
Total Hard-Cap Salaries $131,436,169
Hard-Cap Space $11,565,831
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-20,691,347 — $-13,488,566

$-20,691,347
Projected Practical Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries + estimated exercised and declined options + estimated retained cap holds and draft pool cap holds.

$-13,488,566
Maximum Possible Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries. All other options, cap holds, exceptions are assumed as declined, waived or renounced.





Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2022-23
10/31/2022 Isaac Okoro 2023-24 Club Option $8,920,795
10/31/2022 Evan Mobley 2023-24 Club Option $8,882,760
01/10/2023 Lamar Stevens Guaranteed $1,782,621
01/10/2023 Dean Wade Guaranteed $1,930,681
01/10/2023 Mfiondu Kabengele Guaranteed $1,846,738
01/10/2023 Kevin Pangos Guaranteed $1,752,637
06/29/2023 Dylan Windler 2023-24 Club Option $5,959,022
06/29/2023 Lamar Stevens 2023-24 Club Option
06/30/2023 Darius Garland 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $11,828,974
06/30/2023 Isaac Okoro 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $11,828,974
06/30/2023 Kevin Pangos 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $2,190,796
2023-24
10/31/2023 Evan Mobley 2024-25 Club Option $11,227,809
01/10/2024 Lamar Stevens Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/21/2024 Lauri Markkanen 2024-25 Guaranteed $18,044,544
06/30/2024 Evan Mobley 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $14,730,885