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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 (15) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
LoveKevin Love MAX 30 C Bird $24,119,025 - - ($144,521,197) $24,119,025 19.50
ThompsonTristan Thompson 27 C Bird $17,469,565 - - ($36,008,695) $17,469,565 14.12
SmithJ.R. Smith 33 SG Bird $14,720,000 - - ($18,590,000) $14,720,000 11.90
KnightBrandon Knight 26 PG Bird $14,631,250 - - ($30,275,000) $14,631,250 11.83
ClarksonJordan Clarkson 26 PG Early Bird $12,500,000 - - ($25,937,500) $12,500,000 10.11
HensonJohn Henson 27 PF Bird $9,577,466 - $750,000 ($20,309,862) $11,327,466 9.16
DellavedovaMatthew Dellavedova 28 PG Cap Space $9,607,500 - - ($19,215,000) $9,607,500 7.77
SextonCollin Sexton 19 PG Rookie $4,068,600 - - ($8,833,560) $4,068,600 3.29
ChrissMarquese Chriss 21 PF Rookie $3,206,160 - - ($3,206,160) $3,206,160 2.59
OsmanCedi Osman 23 SF Mini MLE $2,775,000 - - ($5,682,143) $2,775,000 2.24
Nance Jr.Larry Nance Jr. 25 PF Rookie $2,272,391 - - ($47,272,391) $2,272,391 1.84
ZizicAnte Zizic 21 C Rookie $1,952,760 - - ($4,234,560) $1,952,760 1.58
FryeChanning Frye 35 PF Minimum $2,393,887 - - ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.22
NwabaDavid Nwaba 25 SG Minimum $1,512,601 - - ($1,512,601) $1,512,601 1.22
StauskasNik Stauskas 24 SG Minimum $540,472 - - ($504,200) $504,200 0.41


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 (3) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
AdelDeng Adel 22 SF -       -  
BlossomgameJaron Blossomgame 25 SF -       -  
JonesJalen Jones 25 SF -       -  


2018-19 Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players that were on the roster via 10-day contracts.

Player (3) Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Likely Incentives Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
PayneCameron Payne PG $88,531 - - - ($85,458) $85,458 0.07
PayneCameron Payne PG $88,531 - - - ($85,458) $85,458 0.07
SimmonsKobi Simmons PG $76,236 - - - ($76,236) $76,236 0.06


2018-19 Dead Cap

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

Player (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
TaylorIsaiah Taylor 24 PG $950,000 - - - $950,000 0.77
McCawPatrick McCaw 22 SG $323,529 - - - $323,529 0.26


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 $3,472,887 $266,727 Rodney Hood trade with POR (Marquese Chriss $3,206,160) 02/04/2020
Trade Exception $1,512,601 $1,512,601 Wade Baldwin trade with HOU 02/06/2020
Trade Exception $1,512,601 $1,512,601 Nik Stauskas trade with HOU 02/06/2020


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 $123,697,967
Luxury Tax Space $35,033


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 $122,179,119
Earned Money $247,152
Dead Money $1,273,529
Cap Holds $15,314,929
Total Salaries $123,699,800
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-21,830,800
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $122,179,119
Earned Money $247,152
Dead Money $1,273,529
Cap Holds $15,314,929
Total Cap Allocations $123,699,800
2018 NBA Salary Cap Max $101,869,000
Cap Max Space $-21,830,800
Practical Cap Space $-21,830,800