Dean Wade

Cleveland Cavaliers, Power Forward
Age: 27-246d (Nov 20, 1996)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Kansas State
2024-25 Cap Hit

$6,166,667

2024-25 Cash

$6,166,667

Career Earnings

$11,316,160

2023-2025 Veteran Extension (CURRENT)

Dean Wade signed a 3 year , $18,500,000 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $16,500,002 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,166,667. In 2024-25, Wade will earn a base salary of $6,166,667, while carrying a cap hit of $6,166,667 and a dead cap value of $6,166,667.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $18,500,000
Average Salary:
$6,166,667
GTD at Sign:
$16,500,002
Total GTD:
$16,500,002
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Apron Salary Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Guaranteed Cash Cumulative
2023-24 27 $5,709,877 4.20% $5,709,877 $5,709,877 3.45% $5,709,877 $5,709,877 $5,709,877
2024-25 28 $6,166,667 4.39% $6,166,667 $6,166,667 3.61% $6,166,667 $6,166,667 $11,876,544
2025-26 29 $6,623,456 4.27% $6,623,456 $6,623,456 3.51% $6,623,456 $4,623,458 $18,500,000
2026-27 30
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2023-24 27 $5,709,877 - - $5,709,877 4.20% $5,709,877
2024-25 28 $6,166,667 - - $6,166,667 4.39% $6,166,667
2025-26 29 $6,623,456 - - $6,623,456 4.27% $6,623,456
2026-27 30
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023-24 27 $5,709,877 $5,709,877 $5,709,877 $5,709,877 $6,166,667
2024-25 28 $6,166,667 $6,166,667 $11,876,544 $5,938,272 $6,395,062
2025-26 29 $6,623,456 $6,623,456 $18,500,000 $6,166,667 $6,623,456
Contract Notes
  • $4,623,458 guaranteed, fully guaranteed on 1/10/26
Source: Spotrac

2019-2022 rest-of-season

Dean Wade signed a 4 year , $5,606,283 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $5,606,283 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,401,571.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $5,606,283
Average Salary:
$1,401,571
GTD at Sign:
$375,000
Total GTD:
$5,606,283
Signed Using:
non-taxpayer-mid-level-exception
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2019-2019 two-way

Dean Wade signed a 1 year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s)
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Signed Using:
Free Agent:
2020 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$11,316,160

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2019 23
Active
$375,000
$375,000
2020 24
Active
$1,517,981
$1,892,981
2021 25
Active
$1,782,621
$3,675,602
2022 26
Active / Club Exercised
$1,930,681
$5,606,283
2023 27
Active
$5,709,877
$11,316,160
Total      
$11,316,160
$11,316,160
2024 28
Active
$6,166,667
2025 29
Active
$6,623,456
Total
$24,106,283
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2019
23
$375,000
$375,000
$375,000
2020
24
$1,517,981
$1,517,981
$1,892,981
2021
25
$1,782,621
$1,782,621
$3,675,602
2022
26
$1,930,681
$1,930,681
$5,606,283
2023
27
$5,709,877
$5,709,877
$11,316,160
Total
$11,316,160
$11,316,160
$11,316,160
2024
28
$6,166,667
$6,166,667
2025
29
$6,623,456
$6,623,456
Total
$24,106,283
$24,106,283

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
5 $11,316,160 - - $11,316,160

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2021-22 CLE Oct 20, 2021 - Oct 21, 2021 1 Ankle
2021-22 CLE Nov 27, 2021 - Dec 07, 2021 6 Calf
2021-22 CLE Mar 14, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022 15 Knee
2022-23 CLE Nov 11, 2022 - Nov 22, 2022 6 Knee
2022-23 CLE Dec 04, 2022 - Jan 20, 2023 24 Shoulder
2022-23 CLE Mar 26, 2023 - Mar 30, 2023 2 Illness
2023-24 CLE Oct 25, 2023 - Oct 26, 2023 1 Illness
2023-24 CLE Nov 22, 2023 - Dec 05, 2023 6 Ankle
2023-24 CLE Feb 12, 2024 - Feb 21, 2024 2 Illness
2023-24 CLE Mar 10, 2024 - Mar 15, 2024 3 Personal
2023-24 CLE Mar 16, 2024 - Apr 14, 2024 16 Knee
  • Sep 27, 2022 Signed a 3 year $18.5 million veteran contract extension with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jun 22, 2022 Cleveland (CLE) exercised $1.93 million option for 2022-23
  • Mar 28, 2022 Cleveland (CLE) announced he will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season due to injury (knee)
  • Jun 29, 2020 Signed a multi-year Rest-of-Season contract with Cleveland (CLE); converted from Two-Way contract
  • Jul 02, 2019 Signed a two-way contract with Cleveland (CLE)
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 CLE 54 32 20.5 5.4 4.0 0.8 0.7 0.5 .414 .391 .769
2022 CLE 44 13 20.3 4.7 3.4 0.8 0.6 0.5 .412 .354 .652
2021 CLE 51 28 19.2 5.3 2.9 1.0 0.6 0.1 .456 .359 .667
2020 CLE 63 19 19.2 6.0 3.4 1.2 0.5 0.3 .431 .366 .769
2019 CLE 12 5.9 1.7 1.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 .692 .500
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