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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 (16) 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 22.78
ThompsonTristan Thompson 28 C Bird $18,539,130 - - ($18,539,130) $18,539,130 14.59
KnightBrandon Knight 27 PG Bird $15,643,750 - - ($15,643,750) $15,643,750 12.31
Nance Jr.Larry Nance Jr. 26 PF Bird $12,727,273 - - ($12,727,273) $12,727,273 10.02
HensonJohn Henson 28 PF Bird $8,732,396 - - ($9,732,396) $9,732,396 7.66
DellavedovaMatthew Dellavedova 29 PG Cap Space $9,607,500 - - ($9,607,500) $9,607,500 7.56
ExumDante Exum 24 PG Bird $9,100,000 - $500,000 ($9,100,000) $9,600,000 7.56
GarlandDarius Garland 19 PG Rookie $6,400,920 - - ($6,400,920) $6,400,920 5.04
SextonCollin Sexton 20 PG Rookie $4,764,960 - - ($4,764,960) $4,764,960 3.75
OsmanCedi Osman 24 SF Mini MLE $2,907,143 - - ($2,907,143) $2,907,143 2.29
ZizicAnte Zizic 22 C Rookie $2,281,800 - - ($2,281,800) $2,281,800 1.80
WindlerDylan Windler 23 SF Rookie $2,035,800 - - ($2,035,800) $2,035,800 1.60
Porter Jr.Kevin Porter Jr. 19 SG Rookie $1,290,960 - - ($1,290,960) $1,290,960 1.02
McKinnieAlfonzo McKinnie 27 PF Minimum $91,557 - - ($91,557) $91,557 0.07
McKinnieAlfonzo McKinnie 27 PF Minimum $91,557 - - ($91,557) $91,557 0.07
CookTyler Cook 22 C Minimum $50,752 - - ($50,752) $50,752 0.04


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 (2) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
MooneyMatt Mooney 24 G -       -  
WadeDean Wade 22 PF -       -  


2019-20 Retained Cap

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

Player (2) Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Likely Incentives Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap %
McKinnieAlfonzo McKinnie PF $91,557 - - - ($91,557) $91,557 0.07
CookTyler Cook C $50,752 - - - ($50,752) $50,752 0.04


2019-20 Dead Cap

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

Player (3) 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 1.15
McKinnieAlfonzo McKinnie 27 PF $708,871 - - - $708,871 0.56
CookTyler Cook 22 C $50,000 - - - $50,000 0.04


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 $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 $127,061,723
Luxury Tax Space $5,565,277


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 $124,708,328
Earned Money $142,309
Dead Money $2,215,538
Cap Holds $10,181,251
Total Salaries $127,066,175
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Actual Cap Max Space $-17,926,175
Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $124,708,328
Earned Money $142,309
Dead Money $2,215,538
Cap Holds $10,181,251
Total Cap Allocations $127,066,175
2019 NBA Salary Cap Max $109,140,000
Cap Max Space $-17,926,175



Deadlines

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