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Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers 2021-22 Salary Cap

Cavaliers 2021-22 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2021 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 (12) Age Pos. Cap Figure Signed Using Base Salary Dead Cap Cap Figure Cap % Future Gteed Cash
LoveKevin Love 33 PF $31,258,256 Bird $31,258,256 ($31,258,256) $31,258,256 22.40 $28,942,830
PrinceTaurean Prince 27 PF $13,000,000 Bird $13,000,000 ($13,000,000) $13,000,000 9.32 -
Nance Jr.Larry Nance Jr. 28 PF $10,690,909 Bird $10,690,909 ($10,690,909) $10,690,909 7.66 $9,672,727
OsmanCedi Osman 26 SF $8,133,334 Bird $8,133,334 ($8,133,334) $8,133,334 5.83 $7,426,088
GarlandDarius Garland 21 PG $7,040,880 Rookie $7,040,880 ($7,040,880) $7,040,880 5.05 -
OkoroIsaac Okoro 20 SG $6,720,720 Rookie $6,720,720 ($6,720,720) $6,720,720 4.82 -
SextonCollin Sexton 22 PG $6,349,671 Rookie $6,349,671 ($6,349,671) $6,349,671 4.55 -
WindlerDylan Windler 25 SG $2,239,200 Rookie $2,239,200 ($2,239,200) $2,239,200 1.60 -
DotsonDamyean Dotson 27 SG $2,000,000 NT-MLE $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 1.43 -
WadeDean Wade 24 PF $1,782,621 NT-MLE $1,782,621 - $1,782,621 1.28 -
KabengeleMfiondu Kabengele 24 PF $1,701,593 NT-MLE $1,701,593 - $1,701,593 1.22 -
StevensLamar Stevens 24 PF $1,517,981 NT-MLE $1,517,981 - $1,517,981 1.09 -


2021-22 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's Total Cap Allocations.

Player (1) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Signing Bonus Trade Kicker Dead Money Cap Figure Cap %
SmithJ.R. Smith 36 SG $1,456,666 - - - $1,456,666 1.04


2021-22 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) Age Pos. Signed Using Base Salary Trade Kicker Likely Incent. Dead Cap Qualifying Offer Cap Figure Cap %
AllenJarrett Allen 23 C Restricted Bird   $7,705,448 $11,729,706  
HartensteinIsaiah Hartenstein 23 C Restricted Non-Bird   - $2,025,705  
DellavedovaMatthew Dellavedova 31 PG Bird   - $1,669,178  
MartinJeremiah Martin 25 G Restricted Non-Bird   $1,489,068 $1,489,068  
ThomasBrodric Thomas 0 G Restricted Non-Bird   $1,489,068 $1,489,068  
Round 1, Pick #3           $8,075,160    


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 ($143,096,000) 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 ($143,096,000), 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 Amount (Remaining) Reason/Notes Expire Date
Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception $9,536,000
($9,536,000)
Bi-Annual Exception $3,732,000
($3,732,000)
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


2021-22 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
2021 NBA Luxury Tax Threshold $136,606,000
Total Taxable Salaries $101,597,279
Current Luxury Tax Space $35,008,721


2021-22 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 $92,435,165
Dead Money $1,456,666
Cap Holds $45,663,866
Total Cap Allocations $139,555,697
Salary Cap Maximum
2021 NBA Salary Cap Max $112,414,000
Current Cap Space $-27,141,697
Salary Cap Floor
2021 NBA Salary Cap Floor $101,173,000
Current Floor Space $7,281,169
 

2021-22 Practical Cap Space

Available Practical Cap Space: $-5,930,011 — $15,204,838

$-5,930,011
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.

$15,204,838
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
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
06/29/2023 Darius Garland 2023-24 Qualifying Offer $11,828,974
06/29/2023 Dylan Windler 2023-24 Club Option $5,959,022
06/29/2023 Isaac Okoro 2024-25 Qualifying Offer $11,828,974
06/29/2023 Lamar Stevens 2023-24 Club Option
2023-24
01/10/2024 Lamar Stevens Guaranteed $1,930,681