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Cleveland Cavaliers 2022-23 Salary Cap

Cavaliers 2022-23 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2022 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 (11) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Love Kevin Love PF $28,942,830 $28,942,830 - - - $28,942,830 18.43 $28,942,830
($28,942,830)
Vet Extension / Bird
Allen Jarrett Allen C $20,000,000 $20,000,000 - - - $20,000,000 12.73 $80,000,000
($80,000,000)
Free Agent / Bird
LeVert Caris LeVert SG $18,796,296 $18,796,296 - - - $18,796,296 11.97 $18,796,296
($18,796,296)
Acquired via Trade
Markkanen Lauri Markkanen PF $16,475,454 $16,475,454 - - - $16,475,454 10.49 $51,779,997
($39,735,453)
Acquired via Trade
Garland Darius Garland PG $8,920,795 $8,920,795 - - - $8,920,795 5.68 $8,920,795
($8,920,795)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Mobley Evan Mobley C $8,478,720 $8,478,720 - - - $8,478,720 5.40 $28,589,017
($8,478,720)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Osman Cedi Osman SF $7,426,088 $7,426,088 - - - $7,426,088 4.73 $14,144,930
($7,426,088)
Vet Extension / Bird
Okoro Isaac Okoro SG $7,040,880 $7,040,880 - - - $7,040,880 4.48 $15,961,675
($7,040,880)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Windler Dylan Windler SG $4,037,278 $4,037,278 - - - $4,037,278 2.57 $4,037,278
($4,037,278)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Wade Dean Wade PF $1,930,681 $1,930,681 - - - $1,930,681 1.23 $1,930,681
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Stevens Lamar Stevens PF $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.13 $3,713,302
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0


2022-23 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.
NembhardR.J. Nembhard PG          


2022-23 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 (6) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
SextonCollin Sexton PG $7,228,449 $19,049,014
BrownMoses Brown C $2,076,674 $2,076,674 Restricted Non-Bird
GoodwinBrandon Goodwin PG $1,941,833 $1,941,833 Two-Way
DellavedovaMatthew Dellavedova PG - $1,811,516 Bird
DavisEd Davis C - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
RondoRajon Rondo PG - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
Incomplete Roster Charge 1 spots 1 spots       $953,012  
Round 1, Pick #14       $3,865,800  
Round 2, Pick #39       -  
Round 2, Pick #56       -  


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 ($155,196,200) 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 ($155,196,200), 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 $10,264,000
($10,264,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $4,017,000
($4,017,000)
Trade Exception $858,218
($858,218)
Denzel Valentine trade with NYK 01/03/2023
Trade Exception $300,000
($300,000)
Ricky Rubio trade with IND 02/07/2023


2022-23 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
2022 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $149,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $123,831,643
Current Luxury Tax Space $25,168,357


2022-23 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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $123,831,643
Cap Holds $33,231,789
Total Cap Allocations $157,063,432
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $122,000,000
Current Cap Space $-35,063,432
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-28,320,444 — $-4,843,177

$-28,320,444
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.

$-4,843,177
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
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
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