Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers 2025-26 Salary Cap

Cavaliers 2025-26 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2025 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 (4) 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 $38,860,000 $38,860,000 - - - $38,860,000 26.26 26.30 $124,620,000
($124,620,000)
Rk Extension / Bird
Mitchell Donovan Mitchell SG $37,096,620 $37,096,620 - - - $37,096,620 25.07 25.11 $37,096,620
($37,096,620)
Acquired via Trade
Allen Jarrett Allen C $20,000,000 $20,000,000 - - - $20,000,000 13.52 13.54 $20,000,000
($20,000,000)
Free Agent / Bird
Wade Dean Wade PF $6,623,456 $6,623,456 - - - $6,623,456 4.48 4.48 $6,623,456
($4,623,458)
Vet Extension / Bird
G'teed: $4,623,458


2025-26 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 (2) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
MobleyEvan Mobley C $14,730,686 $28,069,143 Restricted Bird
RubioRicky Rubio PG - $12,234,148 Bird
Incomplete Roster Charge 8 spots 8 spots       $0  


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


2025-26 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
2025 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $178,605,000
Total Taxable Salaries $102,580,076
Current Luxury Tax Space $76,024,924


2025-26 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 $102,580,076
Cap Holds $40,303,291
Total Cap Allocations $142,883,367
Salary Cap Maximum
2025 NBA Salary Cap Max $147,735,000
Current Cap Space $4,851,633
Salary Cap Floor
2025 NBA Salary Cap Floor $132,961,500
Current Floor Space $30,381,424
 

2025-26 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $47,154,922 — $84,251,542

$47,154,922
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.

$84,251,542
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
6/30/2024 Evan Mobley 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $14,730,885
1/10/2026 Dean Wade 2025-26 Guaranteed $6,623,456