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.

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 17.89 $28,942,830
($28,942,830)
Vet Extension / Bird
Allen Jarrett Allen C $20,000,000 $20,000,000 - - - $20,000,000 12.36 $80,000,000
($80,000,000)
Free Agent / Bird
LeVert Caris LeVert SG $18,796,296 $18,796,296 - - - $18,796,296 11.62 $18,796,296
($18,796,296)
Acquired via Trade
Markkanen Lauri Markkanen PF $16,475,454 $16,475,454 - - - $16,475,454 10.18 $51,779,997
($39,735,453)
Acquired via Trade
Garland Darius Garland PG $8,920,795 $8,920,795 - - - $8,920,795 5.51 $201,770,795
($201,770,795)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Mobley Evan Mobley C $8,478,720 $8,478,720 - - - $8,478,720 5.24 $28,589,017
($8,478,720)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Osman Cedi Osman SF $7,426,088 $7,426,088 - - - $7,426,088 4.59 $14,144,930
($7,426,088)
Vet Extension / Bird
Okoro Isaac Okoro SG $7,040,880 $7,040,880 - - - $7,040,880 4.35 $15,961,675
($7,040,880)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Rubio Ricky Rubio PG $5,853,659 $5,853,659 - - - $5,853,659 3.62 $18,439,026
($16,250,001)
Free Agent / NT-MLE
Windler Dylan Windler SG $4,037,278 $4,037,278 - - - $4,037,278 2.50 $4,037,278
($4,037,278)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Agbaji Ochai Agbaji SF $3,918,360 $3,918,360 - - - $3,918,360 2.42 $18,726,365
($8,032,560)
Drafted / Rookie Scale
Wade Dean Wade PF $1,930,681 $1,930,681 - - - $1,930,681 1.19 $1,930,681
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0
Lopez Robin Lopez C $1,836,090 $2,905,851 - - - $1,836,090 1.13 $2,905,851
($2,905,851)
Free Agent / Minimum
Neto Raul Neto PG $1,836,090 $2,463,490 - - - $1,836,090 1.13 $2,463,490
($2,463,490)
Free Agent / Minimum
Stevens Lamar Stevens PF $1,782,621 $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621 1.10 $3,713,302
($0)
RoS / NT-MLE
G'teed: $0


2022-23 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 Allocations.

Player (2) Pos.
MobleyIsaiah Mobley PF          
NembhardR.J. Nembhard PG          


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 (4) Pos. Qualifying Offer Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Kicker Cap Figure Rights
SextonCollin Sexton PG $7,228,449 $19,049,014
GoodwinBrandon Goodwin PG - $1,941,833 Two-Way
DavisEd Davis C - $1,766,970 Non-Bird
RondoRajon Rondo PG - $1,766,970 Non-Bird


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 ($156,938,000) 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 ($156,938,000), 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
Ricky Rubio
($5,853,659)
$10,490,000 $4,636,341
Bi-Annual
$4,105,000 $4,105,000
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


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 $150,267,000
Total Taxable Salaries $137,275,842
Current Luxury Tax Space $12,991,158


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 $137,275,842
Cap Holds $24,524,787
Total Cap Allocations $161,800,629
Salary Cap Maximum
2022 NBA Salary Cap Max $123,655,000
Current Cap Space $-38,145,629
 

2022-23 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-34,432,327 — $-9,907,540

$-34,432,327
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.

$-9,907,540
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
10/31/2022 Isaac Okoro 2023-24 Club Option $8,920,795
10/31/2022 Evan Mobley 2023-24 Club Option $8,882,760
1/10/2023 Lamar Stevens 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,782,621
1/10/2023 Dean Wade 2022-23 Guaranteed $1,930,681
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 R.J. Nembhard 2023-24 Qualifying Offer — Two-Way $1,769,013
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 Ochai Agbaji 2024-25 Club Option $4,310,280
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
6/29/2024 Lauri Markkanen 2024-25 Guaranteed — later of 1 day after 2024 NBA Draft or 2 days prior to start of 2024 Moratorium $18,044,544
6/30/2024 Evan Mobley 2025-26 Qualifying Offer $14,730,885
10/31/2024 Ochai Agbaji 2025-26 Club Option $6,383,525
6/29/2026 Ochai Agbaji 2026-27 Qualifying Offer $8,879,483