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Cleveland Cavaliers 2018 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2018-19 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 (12) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
LoveKevin Love 29 C Bird $24,119,025 - - ($49,714,725) $24,119,025 22.03
HillGeorge Hill 32 PG Cap Space $19,000,000 - - ($20,000,000) $19,000,000 17.35
ThompsonTristan Thompson 27 C Bird $17,469,565 - - ($36,008,695) $17,469,565 15.95
SmithJ.R. Smith 32 SG Bird $14,720,000 - - ($18,590,000) $14,720,000 13.44
ClarksonJordan Clarkson 26 PG Early Bird $12,500,000 - - ($25,937,500) $12,500,000 11.42
KorverKyle Korver 37 SG Bird $7,560,000 - - ($11,000,000) $7,560,000 6.90
SextonCollin Sexton 19 PG Rookie $4,068,600 - - ($8,833,560) $4,068,600 3.72
OsmanCedi Osman 23 SF Mini MLE $2,775,000 - - ($5,682,143) $2,775,000 2.53
Nance Jr.Larry Nance Jr. 25 PF Rookie $2,272,391 - - ($2,272,391) $2,272,391 2.08
ZizicAnte Zizic 21 C Rookie $1,952,760 - - ($1,952,760) $1,952,760 1.78
WhiteOkaro White 25 PF Minimum $1,544,951 - - - $1,544,951 1.41
FryeChanning Frye 35 PF Minimum $2,393,887 - - ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.38


2018-19 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 29 SF minimum-salary -       -  
PrestonBilly Preston 20 PF -       -  


2018-19 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 (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
HoodRodney Hood 25 SG Restricted Bird         $7,160,593  


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 ($129,733,000) 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 ($129,733,000), 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 Amount Remaining Reason/Notes Expire Date
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $8,641,000 $8,641,000
Bi-Annual Exception $3,382,000 $3,382,000
Trade Exception $5,811,114 $5,811,114 Kyrie Irving 08/22/2018
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


2018-19 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
2018 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $123,733,000
Total Taxable Salaries $109,494,893
Luxury Tax Space $14,238,107


2018-19 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 $109,494,893
Cap Holds $28,807,318
Total Salaries $109,494,893
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-7,625,893
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $109,494,893
Cap Holds $28,807,318
Total Cap Allocations $109,494,893
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Cap Max Space $-7,625,893
Practical Cap Space $-7,625,893