Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers 2022-23 Salary Cap

Cavaliers 2022-23 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2022 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Cavaliers – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (15) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap Figure Cap % Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Love Kevin Love PF $28,942,830 $28,942,830 - - - $28,942,830 18.74 $28,942,830
($28,942,830)
Vet Extension / Bird
Allen Jarrett Allen C $20,000,000 $20,000,000 - - - $20,000,000 12.95 $80,000,000
($80,000,000)
Free Agent / Bird
Markkanen Lauri Markkanen PF $16,475,454 $16,475,454 - - - $16,475,454 10.67 $51,779,997
($39,735,453)
Acquired via Trade
Garland Darius Garland PG $8,920,795 $8,920,795 - - - $8,920,795 5.78 $8,920,795
($0)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
G'teed: $0
Mobley Evan Mobley C $8,478,720 $8,478,720 - - - $8,478,720 5.49 $28,589,289
($8,478,720)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Osman Cedi Osman SF $7,426,088 $7,426,088 - - - $7,426,088 4.81 $14,144,930
($7,426,088)
Vet Extension / Bird
Okoro Isaac Okoro SG $7,040,880 $7,040,880 - - - $7,040,880 4.56 $15,961,675
($0)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
G'teed: $0
Windler Dylan Windler SG $4,037,278 $4,037,278 - - - $4,037,278 2.61 $4,037,278
($0)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
G'teed: $0
Wade Dean Wade PF $1,930,681 $1,930,681 - - - $1,930,681 1.25 $1,930,681
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Kabengele Mfiondu Kabengele PF $1,846,738 $1,846,738 - - - $1,846,738 1.20 $1,846,738
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Pangos Kevin Pangos PG $1,815,677 $1,815,677 - - - $1,815,677 1.18 $1,815,677
($0)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Stevens Lamar Stevens PF $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.15 $3,713,302
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Training Camp/Exhibit 10, Exhibit 9
FallTacko Fall C $2,086,472 $2,086,472 - $2,086,472 - - Exhibit-10
BallockMitch Ballock SG $1,776,305 $1,776,305 - $1,776,305 - - Exhibit-10
NembhardR.J. Nembhard PG $1,776,305 $1,776,305 - $1,776,305 - - Exhibit-10


2022-23 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. Renouncing 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 (3) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
RubioRicky Rubio PG - $26,700,000 Bird
SextonCollin Sexton PG $8,559,357 $19,049,014
ThomasBrodric Thomas G - - Two-Way


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.

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
Trade Exception $1,717,981
($1,717,981)
Kevin Porter Jr trade with HOU 11/29/2021
Trade Exception $4,200,000
($4,200,000)
JaVale McGee trade with DEN 02/11/2022


2022-23 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
2022 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $145,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $117,257,119
Current Luxury Tax Space $27,742,881


2022-23 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 Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $108,697,762
Cap Holds $45,749,014
Total Cap Allocations $154,446,776
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $119,000,000
Current Cap Space $-35,446,776
Salary Cap Floor
2022 NBA Salary Cap Floor $107,100,000
Current Floor Space $-1,597,762
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $31,005,824 — $31,005,824

$31,005,824
Projected Practical Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries + estimated exercised and declined options + estimated retained cap holds and draft pool cap holds.

$31,005,824
Maximum Possible Cap Space:

This is calculated by determining all guaranteed salaries + any dead cap from non-guaranteed salaries. All other options, cap holds, exceptions are assumed as declined, waived or renounced.





Deadlines

Deadline Date Player Type Value
2022-23
10/31/2022 Isaac Okoro 2023-24 Club Option $8,920,795
10/31/2022 Evan Mobley 2023-24 Club Option $8,882,760
01/10/2023 Lamar Stevens Guaranteed $1,782,621
01/10/2023 Dean Wade Guaranteed $1,930,681
01/10/2023 Mfiondu Kabengele Guaranteed $1,846,738
01/10/2023 Kevin Pangos Guaranteed $1,815,677
06/29/2023 Dylan Windler 2023-24 Club Option $5,959,022
06/29/2023 Lamar Stevens 2023-24 Club Option
06/30/2023 Darius Garland 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $11,828,974
06/30/2023 Isaac Okoro 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $11,828,974
2023-24
10/31/2023 Evan Mobley 2024-25 Club Option $11,227,809
01/10/2024 Lamar Stevens Guaranteed $1,930,681
06/21/2024 Lauri Markkanen 2024-25 Guaranteed $18,044,544
06/30/2024 Evan Mobley 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $14,730,885