Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers 2023-24 Salary Cap

Cavaliers 2023-24 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2023 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Player Option
Club Option
Non-Guaranteed
Estimate
Player (9) Pos. Cap Figure Base
Salary
Likely
Incent.
Unlikely
Incent.
Trade
Bonus
Cap
Figure
Cap %
Team
Cap %
League
Cash Remaining
(Guaranteed)
Notes
Garland Darius Garland PG $33,500,000 $33,500,000 - - - $33,500,000 15.02 25.00 $194,300,000
($194,300,000)
Rk Extension / Bird
Mitchell Donovan Mitchell SG $33,162,030 $32,600,060 - - - $33,162,030 14.86 24.75 $104,545,020
($104,545,020)
Acquired via Trade
Allen Jarrett Allen C $20,000,000 $20,000,000 - - - $20,000,000 8.96 14.93 $60,000,000
($60,000,000)
Free Agent / Bird
Okoro Isaac Okoro SG $8,920,795 $8,920,795 - - - $8,920,795 4.00 6.66 $8,920,795
($8,920,795)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Mobley Evan Mobley C $8,882,640 $8,882,640 - - - $8,882,640 3.98 6.63 $20,110,297
($8,882,640)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Osman Cedi Osman SF $6,718,842 $6,718,842 - - - $6,718,842 3.01 5.01 $6,718,842
($0)
Vet Extension / Bird
G'teed: $0
Rubio Ricky Rubio PG $6,146,342 $6,146,342 - - - $6,146,342 2.75 4.59 $12,585,367
($10,396,342)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Wade Dean Wade PF $5,709,877 $5,709,877 - - - $5,709,877 2.56 4.26 $18,500,000
($16,500,002)
Vet Extension / Bird
Stevens Lamar Stevens PF $1,930,681 $1,930,681 - - - $1,930,681 0.87 1.44 $1,930,681
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0


2023-24 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 (8) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
LoveKevin Love PF - $45,150,000 Bird
LeVertCaris LeVert SG - $28,194,444 Bird
WindlerDylan Windler SG $5,959,022 $12,111,833 Restricted Bird
DiakiteMamadi Diakite PF $1,989,698 $1,989,698 Two-Way
LouzadaDidi Louzada SF $1,989,698 $1,989,698 Two-Way
LopezRobin Lopez C - $1,989,698 Non-Bird
NetoRaul Neto PG - $1,989,698 Non-Bird
MobleyIsaiah Mobley PF $1,769,013 $1,769,013 Two-Way
Incomplete Roster Charge 3 spots 3 spots       $2,944,818  


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 Reason (Used On) Original Available
Trade
1/03/2023
Denzel Valentine trade with NYK
$858,218 $858,218
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


2023-24 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
2023 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $162,000,000
Total Taxable Salaries $124,971,207
Current Luxury Tax Space $37,028,793


2023-24 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 $124,971,207
Cap Holds $98,128,900
Total Cap Allocations $223,100,107
Salary Cap Maximum
2023 NBA Salary Cap Max $134,000,000
Current Cap Space $-89,100,107
Salary Cap Floor
2023 NBA Salary Cap Floor $120,600,000
Current Floor Space $-4,371,207
 

2023-24 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $12,770,286 — $12,770,286

$12,770,286
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.

$12,770,286
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
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