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Cleveland Cavaliers 2019-20 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2019-20 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 %
LoveKevin Love 31 C Bird $28,942,830 - - ($28,942,830) $28,942,830 22.30
ThompsonTristan Thompson 28 C Bird $18,539,130 - - ($18,539,130) $18,539,130 14.29
KnightBrandon Knight 27 PG Bird $15,643,750 - - ($15,643,750) $15,643,750 12.06
ClarksonJordan Clarkson 27 PG Early Bird $13,437,500 - - ($13,437,500) $13,437,500 10.35
Nance Jr.Larry Nance Jr. 26 PF Bird $12,727,273 - - ($12,727,273) $12,727,273 9.81
HensonJohn Henson 28 PF Bird $8,732,396 - - ($9,732,396) $9,732,396 7.50
DellavedovaMatthew Dellavedova 29 PG Cap Space $9,607,500 - - ($9,607,500) $9,607,500 7.40
GarlandDarius Garland 19 PG Rookie $6,400,920 - - ($6,400,920) $6,400,920 4.93
SextonCollin Sexton 20 PG Rookie $4,764,960 - - ($4,764,960) $4,764,960 3.67
OsmanCedi Osman 24 SF Mini MLE $2,907,143 - - ($2,907,143) $2,907,143 2.24
ZizicAnte Zizic 22 C Rookie $2,281,800 - - ($2,281,800) $2,281,800 1.76
WindlerDylan Windler 23 SF Rookie $2,035,800 - - ($2,035,800) $2,035,800 1.57
Porter Jr.Kevin Porter Jr. 19 SG Rookie $1,290,960 - - ($1,290,960) $1,290,960 0.99


2019-20 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 (3) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
AdelDeng Adel 23 SF -       -  
BlossomgameJaron Blossomgame 26 SF -       -  
WadeDean Wade 22 PF -       -  


2019-20 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
SmithJ.R. Smith 34 SG $1,456,667 - - - $1,456,667 1.12


2019-20 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 (3) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
ChrissMarquese Chriss 22 PF Bird         $4,078,236  
FryeChanning Frye 36 PF Non-Bird         $1,618,486  
StauskasNik Stauskas 25 SG Non-Bird         $1,618,486  


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 ($138,928,000) and can be used for contracts up to 3 years in length.

Bi-Annual Exception Details is available to any teams who are below the Luxury Tax Apron ($138,928,000), 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
Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $5,718,000
($5,718,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,620,000
($3,620,000)
Trade Exception $2,760,095
($2,760,095)
Sam Dekker trade with WAS 12/07/2019
Trade Exception $3,472,887
($266,727)
Rodney Hood trade with POR (Marquese Chriss $3,206,160) 02/04/2020
Trade Exception $1,544,951
($1,544,951)
Wade Baldwin trade with HOU 02/06/2020
Trade Exception $1,512,601
($1,512,601)
Nik Stauskas trade with HOU 02/06/2020


2019-20 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
2019 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $129,768,629
Luxury Tax Space $2,858,371


2019-20 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 $128,311,962
Dead Money $1,456,667
Cap Holds $17,019,582
Total Salaries $129,768,629
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-20,628,629
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $128,311,962
Dead Money $1,456,667
Cap Holds $17,019,582
Total Cap Allocations $129,768,629
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-20,628,629