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 (18) 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 $34,005,250 $34,005,250 - - - $34,005,250 19.52 25.00 $197,230,450
($197,230,450)
Rk Extension / Bird
Mitchell Donovan Mitchell SG $33,162,030 $32,600,060 - - $561,970 $33,162,030 19.04 24.38 $104,545,020
($104,545,020)
Acquired via Trade
Allen Jarrett Allen C $20,000,000 $20,000,000 - - - $20,000,000 11.48 14.70 $60,000,000
($60,000,000)
Free Agent / Bird
LeVert Caris LeVert SG $15,384,616 $15,384,616 - - - $15,384,616 8.83 11.31 $32,000,000
($32,000,000)
Free Agent / Bird
Strus Max Strus SG $14,487,684 $14,487,684 - - - $14,487,684 8.32 10.65 $62,297,040
($62,297,040)
Acquired via Trade
Okoro Isaac Okoro SG $8,920,795 $8,920,795 - - - $8,920,795 5.12 6.56 $8,920,795
($8,920,795)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Mobley Evan Mobley PF $8,882,640 $8,882,640 - - - $8,882,640 5.10 6.53 $20,110,297
($8,882,640)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Niang Georges Niang PF $8,800,000 $8,800,000 - - - $8,800,000 5.05 6.47 $25,500,000
($25,500,000)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Rubio Ricky Rubio PG $6,146,342 $6,146,342 - - - $6,146,342 3.53 4.52 $12,585,367
($10,396,342)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Wade Dean Wade PF $5,709,877 $5,709,877 - - - $5,709,877 3.28 4.20 $18,500,000
($16,500,002)
Vet Extension / Bird
Jones Damian Jones C $2,586,665 $2,586,665 - - - $2,586,665 1.48 1.90 $2,586,665
($2,586,665)
Acquired via Trade
Jerome Ty Jerome SG $2,439,025 $2,439,025 - - - $2,439,025 1.40 1.79 $5,000,000
($5,000,000)
Free Agent / Bi-Annual
Thompson Tristan Thompson C $2,019,706 $3,196,448 - - - $2,019,706 1.16 1.48 $3,196,448
($200,000)
Free Agent / Minimum
G'teed: $200,000
Merrill Sam Merrill SG $1,997,238 $1,997,238 - - - $1,997,238 1.15 1.47 $4,162,231
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Training Camp/Exhibit 10, Exhibit 9
SmithZhaire Smith SG $2,019,706 $2,019,706 - $2,019,706 - - - Exhibit-10
CooperSharife Cooper PG $1,801,769 $1,801,769 - $1,801,769 - - - Exhibit-10
NancePete Nance PF $1,119,563 $1,119,563 - $1,119,563 - - - Exhibit-10
PowellJustin Powell SG $1,119,563 $1,119,563 - $1,119,563 - - - Exhibit-10


2023-24 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 (3) Pos.
BatesEmoni Bates SG          
MobleyIsaiah Mobley PF          
Porter Jr.Craig Porter Jr. G          


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 (5) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
DavisEd Davis C - $2,019,706 Non-Bird
NetoRaul Neto PG - $2,019,706 Non-Bird
RondoRajon Rondo PG - $2,019,706 Non-Bird
DiakiteMamadi Diakite PF - $1,801,769 Two-Way
GoodwinBrandon Goodwin PG - $1,801,769 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.

Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception Details is awarded annually to teams who are above the cap but below the Luxury Tax Apron ($172,346,000) 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 ($172,346,000), 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
Georges Niang ($8,800,000)
$12,405,000 $3,605,000
Bi-Annual
Ty Jerome ($2,439,025)
$4,516,000 $2,076,975


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 $165,294,000
Total Taxable Salaries $164,541,868
Current Luxury Tax Space $752,132


2023-24 Cleveland Cavaliers Salary Cap Totals

This team is currently "hard-capped", which means their Total Taxable Salaries may not exceed $172,346,000 at any point during the season.

Cap Type Cap Total
Active Roster Cap $164,541,868
Cap Holds $9,662,656
Total Cap Allocations $174,204,524
Salary Cap Maximum
2023 NBA Salary Cap Max $136,021,000
Current Cap Space $-38,183,524
Salary Hard-Cap
2023 NBA Hard-Cap ("Luxury Tax First Apron") $172,346,000
Total Hard-Cap Salaries $164,541,868
Hard-Cap Space $7,804,132
"Super Tax" Apron
2023 NBA Super-Tax Apron $182,794,000
Super-Tax Apron Space $18,252,132
 

2023-24 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-34,366,580 — $-24,703,924

$-34,366,580
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.

$-24,703,924
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
10/31/2023 Evan Mobley 2024-25 Club Option $11,227,809
1/10/2024 Zhaire Smith 2023-24 Guaranteed $2,019,706
1/10/2024 Sam Merrill 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,997,238
1/10/2024 Sharife Cooper 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,801,769
1/10/2024 Pete Nance 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,119,563
1/10/2024 Justin Powell 2023-24 Guaranteed $1,119,563
1/10/2024 Tristan Thompson 2023-24 Guaranteed $3,196,448
6/21/2024 Ricky Rubio 2023-24 Guaranteed — earlier of 1 day after 2024 NBA or 6/24/24 $6,439,025
6/29/2024 Zhaire Smith 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $2,726,604
6/29/2024 Isaac Okoro 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $11,828,974
6/29/2024 Sharife Cooper 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $2,432,388
6/29/2024 Pete Nance 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $2,181,953
6/29/2024 Justin Powell 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $2,181,953
6/29/2024 Emoni Bates 2024-25 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,981,953
6/29/2024 Isaiah Mobley 2024-25 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,981,953
1/10/2025 Sam Merrill 2024-25 Guaranteed $2,164,993
6/29/2025 Craig Porter Jr. 2025-26 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $2,443,854
6/29/2025 Evan Mobley 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $14,730,885
1/10/2026 Dean Wade 2025-26 Guaranteed $6,623,456




Unsigned Draft Picks

Draft Year Player Age Position Country College
2009 Sergey Gladyr 34 SG UKR
2011 Milan Macvan 33 SF HRV
2011 Chukwudiebere Maduabum 32 PF NGA
2006 Edin Bavcic 39 SF BIH
2015 Arturas Gudaitis 30 C LTU
2022 Khalifa Diop 21 C SEN
2022 Luke Travers 22 SG AUS
2007 Renaldas Seibutis 38 SG LTU
2006 Ejike Ugboaja 38 F NGA


Future Draft Picks

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
2024
CLE
2025
UTA
2026
CLE    UTA
UTH right to swap with CLE
2027
UTA
2028
CLE    UTA
UTH right to swap with CLE
UTA    CLE
UTH right to swap with CLE
2029
UTA
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
2024
IND
More favorable of CLE and UTA to NYK then other to IND or LAC ((via UTA swap for CLE) via CLE)
HOU
31-55 (via ATL)
CLE
56-60 (via ATL to HOU)
2025
CLE
CLE
2026
CLE
2027
CLE
CLE
2028
CLE
2029
CLE