Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers 2021-22 Salary Cap

Cavaliers 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap
Figure
Cap %
Team
Cap %
League
Notes
Love Kevin Love PF $31,258,256 $31,258,256 - - - $31,258,256 23.48 27.81 Vet Extension / Bird
Allen Jarrett Allen C $20,000,000 $20,000,000 - - - $20,000,000 15.02 17.79 Free Agent / Bird
LeVert Caris LeVert SG $17,500,000 $17,500,000 - - - $17,500,000 13.14 15.57 Acquired via Trade
Markkanen Lauri Markkanen PF $15,690,909 $15,690,909 - - - $15,690,909 11.79 13.96 Acquired via Trade
Osman Cedi Osman SF $8,133,334 $8,133,334 - - - $8,133,334 6.11 7.24 Vet Extension / Bird
Mobley Evan Mobley PF $8,075,160 $8,075,160 - - - $8,075,160 6.07 7.18 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Garland Darius Garland PG $7,040,880 $7,040,880 - - - $7,040,880 5.29 6.26 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Okoro Isaac Okoro SG $6,720,720 $6,720,720 - - - $6,720,720 5.05 5.98 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Sexton Collin Sexton PG $6,349,671 $6,349,671 - - - $6,349,671 4.77 5.65 Drafted / Rookie Scale
SEI-Knee
Windler Dylan Windler SG $2,239,200 $2,239,200 - - - $2,239,200 1.68 1.99 Drafted / Rookie Scale
Wade Dean Wade PF $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.34 1.59 RoS / NT-MLE
SEI-Knee
Davis Ed Davis C $1,669,178 $2,641,691 - - - $1,669,178 1.25 1.48 / Minimum
Rondo Rajon Rondo PG $1,669,178 $2,641,691 - - - $1,669,178 1.25 1.48 Acquired via Trade
Stevens Lamar Stevens PF $1,517,981 $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981 1.14 1.35 RoS / NT-MLE
Brown Moses Brown C $19,186 $19,186 - - - $19,186 0.01 0.02 RoS / Minimum


2021-22 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/Tax Allocations.

Player (2) Pos.
GoodwinBrandon Goodwin PG          
NembhardR.J. Nembhard PG          


2021-22 Dead/Retained Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been released or served 10-day contracts. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (3) Pos. Base Salary Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade Bonus Cap Figure Cap % Notes
PangosKevin Pangos PG $1,669,178 - - - $1,669,178 1.25 Waived
SmithJ.R. Smith SG $1,456,666 - - - $1,456,666 1.09 Waived
NembhardR.J. Nembhard PG $58,493 - - - $58,493 0.04 Waived
FrazierTim Frazier PG $128,709 - - - $95,930 0.07 10-day
BrownMoses Brown C $95,930 - - - $95,930 0.07 10-day
BrownMoses Brown C $95,930 - - - $95,930 0.07 10-day
AndersonJustin Anderson SG $111,457 - - - - 0.00 10-day
KornetLuke Kornet C $102,831 - - - - 0.00 10-day
GoodwinBrandon Goodwin PG $99,380 - - - - 0.00 10-day
NewmanMalik Newman G $85,578 - - - - 0.00 10-day
ScottTre Scott SF $53,176 - - - - 0.00 10-day


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 ($143,002,000) 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 ($143,002,000), 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 Reason (Used On) Original Available
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level
$9,536,000 $6,239,204
Bi-Annual
$3,732,000 $2,959,862
Trade
2/07/2023
Ricky Rubio trade with IND
$300,000 $300,000
Trade
9/04/2023
Ochai Agbaji trade with UTH
$3,918,360 $3,918,360


2021-22 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
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $133,138,401
Current Luxury Tax Space $3,467,599


2021-22 Cleveland Cavaliers Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $143,002,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $129,666,274
Dead Money $3,472,127
Total Cap Allocations $133,138,401
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-20,724,401
Salary Hard-Cap
2021 NBA Hard-Cap ("Luxury Tax Apron") $143,002,000
Total Hard-Cap Salaries $133,138,401
Hard-Cap Space $9,863,599




Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
6/24/2023 Cedi Osman 2023-24 Guaranteed — guaranteed $6,718,842
6/29/2023 Dylan Windler 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $5,959,022
6/29/2023 Isaiah Mobley 2023-24 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,769,013
6/29/2023 Lamar Stevens 2023-24 Club Option — non-guaranteed
6/29/2023 Didi Louzada 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $1,989,698
6/29/2023 Mamadi Diakite 2023-24 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,989,698
6/30/2023 Darius Garland 2023-24 Qualifying Offer — voided via extension $11,828,974
6/30/2023 Isaac Okoro 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $11,828,974
10/31/2023 Evan Mobley 2024-25 Club Option $11,227,809
1/10/2024 Lamar Stevens 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,930,681
6/21/2024 Ricky Rubio 2023-24 Guaranteed — earlier of 1 day after 2024 NBA or 6/24/24 $6,439,025
6/30/2024 Evan Mobley 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $14,730,885
1/10/2026 Dean Wade 2025-26 Guaranteed $6,623,456