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Cleveland Cavaliers 2020-21 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2020-21 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, exceptions, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Cavaliers – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Estimate
Trade Kicker
Block Trade Clause
No Trade Clause
Player (12) Age Pos. Cap % Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
LoveKevin Love 32 C $31,258,256 Bird $31,258,256 - - ($31,258,256) $31,258,256 27.77
DrummondAndre Drummond MAX 27 C $28,751,775 Bird $28,751,775 - - ($28,751,775) $28,751,775 25.55
Nance Jr.Larry Nance Jr. 27 PF $11,709,091 Bird $11,709,091 - - ($11,709,091) $11,709,091 10.40
ExumDante Exum 25 PG $9,600,000 Bird $9,100,000 - $500,000 ($9,100,000) $9,600,000 8.53
OsmanCedi Osman 25 SF $8,840,909 Bird $8,840,909 - - ($8,840,909) $8,840,909 7.86
GarlandDarius Garland 20 PG $6,720,720 Rookie $6,720,720 - - ($6,720,720) $6,720,720 5.97
SextonCollin Sexton 21 PG $4,991,880 Rookie $4,991,880 - - ($4,991,880) $4,991,880 4.44
WindlerDylan Windler 24 SF $2,137,440 Rookie $2,137,440 - - ($2,137,440) $2,137,440 1.90
Porter Jr.Kevin Porter Jr. 20 SG $2,033,160 Rookie $2,033,160 - - ($2,033,160) $2,033,160 1.81
BellJordan Bell 25 C $1,762,796 Minimum $1,762,796 - - - $1,762,796 1.57
McKinnieAlfonzo McKinnie 28 PF $1,762,796 MLE $1,762,796 - - - $1,762,796 1.57
WadeDean Wade 23 PF $1,517,981 MLE $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.35


2020-21 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 35 SG $1,456,667 - - - $1,456,667 1.29


2020-21 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 (7) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
ThompsonTristan Thompson 29 C Bird   $27,808,695  
DellavedovaMatthew Dellavedova 30 PG Bird   $14,411,250  
ZizicAnte Zizic 23 C Bird   $3,872,215  
McKinnieAlfonzo McKinnie 28 PF Restricted Early Bird   $2,025,705  
CookTyler Cook 23 C Restricted Non-Bird   $1,549,812  
MooneyMatt Mooney 25 G Restricted Non-Bird   $1,549,812  
RandolphLevi Randolph 27 SG Restricted Non-Bird   $1,549,812  


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 ($138,928,000) 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 ($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
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,258,000
($9,258,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,623,000
($3,623,000)
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


2020-21 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
2020 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $132,627,000
Total Taxable Salaries $112,543,471
Luxury Tax Space $20,083,529


2020-21 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 $111,086,804
Dead Money $1,456,667
Cap Holds $68,972,580
Total Salaries $112,543,471
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-3,403,471
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $111,086,804
Dead Money $1,456,667
Cap Holds $68,972,580
Total Cap Allocations $112,543,471
2020 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-3,403,471
Practical Cap Space $-1,054,828



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2021-22
10/31/2021 Kevin Porter Jr. 2022-23 Club Option $2,130,240
10/31/2021 Darius Garland 2022-23 Club Option $8,920,795
10/31/2021 Dylan Windler 2022-23 Club Option $4,037,278
06/24/2022 Cedi Osman 2022-23 Guaranteed $6,719,091
06/29/2022 Collin Sexton 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $8,559,357
2022-23
06/29/2023 Kevin Porter Jr. 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $5,767,625
06/29/2023 Darius Garland 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $11,828,974
06/29/2023 Dylan Windler 2023-24 Club Option $5,959,022