Salary Cap Snapshot: Cleveland Cavaliers

With the free agent signing period winding down and teams looking ahead to the preseason, we at Hoops Rumors will be tracking the Salary Cap figures for each team around the league.  These posts will be maintained throughout the season once financial data is reported. They will be located on the sidebar throughout the year, once all the teams’ cap figures have been relayed. You can always check RosterResource.com for up-to-date rosters for each franchise, with the Cavs’ team page accessible here.

Here’s a breakdown of where the Cavaliers currently stand financially:


Guaranteed Salary

Total Guaranteed Salary= $126,914,312


Cash Sent Out Via Trade: TBD ($200K sent to Bucks in Matthew Dellavedova trade; $1.8MM sent to Sixers in Sasha Kaun trade; $750K sent to Hawks in Kyle Korver trade; unknown amount sent to Hornets in Chris Andersen trade) [Amount Remaining $750K]

Cash Received Via Trade: $0 [Amount Remaining $3.5MM]


Payroll Exceptions Available

  • Trade Exception — $4,837,500 (Mike Dunleavy trade) — Expires on 1/7/18
  • Trade Exception — $2,194,500 (Mo Williams trade) — Expires on 1/7/18
  • Trade Exception — $1,333,420 (Sasha Kaun trade) — Expires on 8/15/17
  • Trade Exception — $980,431 (Chris Andersen trade) — Expires on 2/13/18
  • Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception — $433,529 (Used portions to sign Richard Jefferson and Kay Felder)

Total Projected Payroll: $126,914,312

Salary Cap: $94,143,000

Estimated Available Cap Space: $32,771,312


Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000

Total Projected Payroll For Tax Purposes: $127,020,107

Amount Above Luxury Tax: $13,733,107

Projected Luxury Tax Bill: $25,582,768

Last Updated: 2/27/17

The Basketball Insiders salary pages and The Vertical’s salary database were used in the creation of this post.

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