With the NBA trade deadline now passed, teams are focusing on locking down playoff spots or vying for a better chance in the draft lottery. Outside of the players who are added on 10-day deals, or those lucky enough to turn those auditions into long-term contracts, teams’ rosters are relatively set for the remainder of the season.
We at Hoops Rumors are in the process of taking a look ahead at each franchise’s salary cap situation heading into the summer, and the free agent frenzy that occurs every offseason. While the exact amount of the 2015/16 salary cap won’t be announced until July, the cap is projected to come in at $67.4MM, with the luxury tax threshold projected at approximately $81MM. This year’s $63.065MM cap represented an increase of 7.7% over 2013/14, which was well above the league’s projected annual increase of 4.5%.
We’ll continue by taking a look at the Cavs’ cap outlook for 2015/16…
Here are the players with guaranteed contracts:
Here are the players with non-guaranteed contracts:
- Brendan Haywood — $10,522,500
Players with options:
- LeBron James (Player Option) — $21,573,398
- Kevin Love (Player Option) — $16,744,218
- Mike Miller (Player Option) — $2,854,940
- Timofey Mozgov (Team Option) — $4.95MM
- J.R. Smith (Player Option) — $6,399,750
The Cavs’ Cap Summary for 2015/16:
- Guaranteed Salary: $26,340,113
- Options/Non-Guaranteed Salary: $63,044,806
- Total: $89,384,919
The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.