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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 (19) 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 20.91
ThompsonTristan Thompson 28 C Bird $18,539,130 - - ($18,539,130) $18,539,130 13.39
KnightBrandon Knight 27 PG Bird $15,643,750 - - ($15,643,750) $15,643,750 11.30
ClarksonJordan Clarkson 27 PG Early Bird $13,437,500 - - ($13,437,500) $13,437,500 9.71
Nance Jr.Larry Nance Jr. 26 PF Bird $12,727,273 - - ($12,727,273) $12,727,273 9.19
HensonJohn Henson 28 PF Bird $8,732,396 - - ($9,732,396) $9,732,396 7.03
DellavedovaMatthew Dellavedova 29 PG Cap Space $9,607,500 - - ($9,607,500) $9,607,500 6.94
GarlandDarius Garland 19 PG Rookie $6,400,920 - - ($6,400,920) $6,400,920 4.62
SextonCollin Sexton 20 PG Rookie $4,764,960 - - ($4,764,960) $4,764,960 3.44
OsmanCedi Osman 24 SF Mini MLE $2,907,143 - - ($2,907,143) $2,907,143 2.10
ZizicAnte Zizic 22 C Rookie $2,281,800 - - ($2,281,800) $2,281,800 1.65
WindlerDylan Windler 23 SF Rookie $2,035,800 - - ($2,035,800) $2,035,800 1.47
MartinJarell Martin 25 PF Minimum $1,737,145 - - - $1,620,564 1.17
Luwawu-CabarrotTimothe Luwawu-Cabarrot 24 SG Minimum $1,678,854 - - - $1,620,564 1.17
ThornwellSindarius Thornwell 24 SG Minimum $1,620,564 - - - $1,620,564 1.17
HamiltonDaniel Hamilton 24 SG Exhibit-10
Minimum
$1,445,697 - - - $1,445,697 1.04
MacuraJ.P. Macura 24 SG Exhibit-10
Minimum
$1,445,697 - - - $1,445,697 1.04
Porter Jr.Kevin Porter Jr. 19 SG Rookie $1,290,960 - - ($1,290,960) $1,290,960 0.93
BoldenMarques Bolden 21 C Exhibit-10
Minimum
$898,310 - - - $898,310 0.65


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 (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
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 1.05


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 (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
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 $134,630,321
Luxury Tax Space $-2,003,321
Est. Luxury Tax Bill $3,004,982


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 $133,173,654
Dead Money $1,456,667
Cap Holds $12,941,346
Total Salaries $134,630,321
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-25,490,321
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $133,173,654
Dead Money $1,456,667
Cap Holds $12,941,346
Total Cap Allocations $134,630,321
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-25,490,321



Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2020-21
10/31/2020 Collin Sexton 2021-22 Club Option $6,349,671
10/31/2020 Darius Garland 2021-22 Club Option $7,040,880
10/31/2020 Dylan Windler 2021-22 Club Option $2,239,200
10/31/2020 Kevin Porter Jr. 2021-22 Club Option $2,033,160
06/29/2021 Ante Zizic 2021-22 Qualifying Offer $5,634,072
2021-22
10/31/2021 Darius Garland 2022-23 Club Option $8,920,795
10/31/2021 Kevin Porter Jr. 2022-23 Club Option $2,130,240
10/31/2021 Dylan Windler 2022-23 Club Option $4,037,278
06/29/2022 Collin Sexton 2022-23 Qualifying Offer $8,559,357
2022-23
06/29/2023 Darius Garland 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $11,828,974
06/29/2023 Kevin Porter Jr. 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $5,767,625
06/29/2023 Dylan Windler 2023-24 Club Option $5,959,022