Cleveland Cavaliers Team Salary
Quick: Over the cap, above the luxury-tax threshold.
Estimated Salaries: Richard Jefferson
- Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception: $1,276,000 (partially spent on Mo Williams)
- Trade Exception (Keith Bogans, expiring 9/27/15) — $635,816
- Trade Exception (Brendan Haywood, expiring 7/30/16) — $10,522,500
- Trade Exception (Mike Miller, expiring 7/30/16) — $2,854,940
Roster Count: 11 guaranteed
PG: Kyrie Irving. Mo Williams, Matt Dellavedova
SG: Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson, Joe Harris
SF: LeBron James, James Jones
PF: Kevin Love
C: Timofey Mozgov, Anderson Varejao
Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
- Bird: J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson (restricted)
- Non-Bird: Shawn Marion (retiring)
- 9/27/15 — Keith Bogans $636k trade exception expires.
- 12/15/15 — The no-trade restriction lifts on LeBron James, Mo Williams and Richard Jefferson.
- 1/15/16 — The no-trade restriction lifts on Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert.
- 6/30/16 — Joe Harris’ $980k guarantees for 16/17.
- 7/30/16 — Brendan Haywood $10.5 million trade exception expires.
- 7/30/16 — Mike Miller $2.9 million trade exception expires.
- 1/10/17 — Anderson Varejao’s $10.4 million guarantees for 16/17.
- 8/1/17 — Anderson Varejao’s salary guarantees for 4.5 million for 17/18.
- 1/10/18 — Anderson Varejao’s $10.0 million guarantees for 17/18.
Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates. The NBA’s general cut-down date is approximately January 10.
- 6/22/15 — Opted Timofey Mozgov into the final year on his contract.
- 6/25/15 — Kevin Love opted out of the final year of his contract.
- 6/25/15 — Traded Tyus Jones (2015-24th) to Minnesota Timberwolves for Cedi Osman (2015-31st) and Rakeem Christmas (2015-36th) and a 2019 second-rounder.
- 6/25/15 — Selected Sir’ Dominic Pointer with the 53rd pick in the draft.
- 6/29/15 — Tendered a qualifying offer to Iman Shumpert.
- 6/29/15 — Tendered a qualifying offer to Tristan Thompson.
- 6/29/15 — Tendered a qualifying offer to Matt Dellavedova.
- 6/29/15 — J.R. Smith opted out of the final year of his contract.
- 6/30/15 — Mike Miller opted into the final year of his contract.
- 6/30/15 — LeBron James outed out of the final year of his contract.
- 7/9/15 — Signed Kevin Love to a five-year, $113.2 million deal, player option on final season.
- 7/9/15 — Signed Iman Shumpert to a four-year, $40 million contract, player option on final season.
- 7/10/15 — Signed LeBron James to a two-year, $50 million contract, player option on final season.
- 7/10/15 — Signed Mo Williams to a two-year, $4.3 million contract, player option on second season.
- 7/23/15 — Traded the rights to Rakeem Christmas (2015-36th) to Indiana Pacers for a 2019 second-round from Los Angeles Lakers.
- 7/24/15 — Reportedly agreed to sign James Jones to a $1.5 million minimum contract.
- 7/25/15 — Signed Matt Dellavedova to his one-year, $1.1 million qualifying offer.
- 7/27/15 — Traded Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller, a 2019 second-rounder (higher of Minnesota Timberwolves or Los Angeles Lakers) and a 2020 second-rounder to Portland Trail Blazers for $75k.
- TBD — Reportedly agreed to sign Richardson Jefferson to a minimum contract.
No-Trade: LeBron James, James Jones, Matt Dellavedova
Waived Players: None
Unsigned Draft Picks
- First-rounders: None
- Second-rounders: Cedi Osman (2015-31st), Sir’Dominic Pointer (2015-53rd), Ilkan Karaman (2012-57th), Milan Macvan (2011-54th), Sasha Kaun (2008-56th), Ejike Ugboaja (2006-55th), Edin Bavcic (2006-56th)
Head Coach: David Blatt (signed in 2014 for four years, up to $20 million, fourth year team option).
- David Griffin — General Manager
- 2016 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Los Angeles Clippers (Rasual Butler, Alonzo Gee).
- 2016 — Owe first-rounder (top-10 protected through 2018, unprotected in 2019) to Phoenix Suns (Tyler Zeller, Isaiah Thomas).
- 2016 — Owe second-rounder to Boston Celtics (Keith Bogans).
- 2017 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Sacramento Kings (Marquis Daniels, Keith Bogans).
- 2017 — Owe second-rounder to Boston Celtics (Keith Bogans).
- 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Keith Bogans), may go to Charlotte Hornets (Andrei Kirilenko, Juan Pablo Vaulet).
- 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Minnesota Timberwolves (Tyus Jones).
- 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Los Angeles Lakers (Roy Hibbert).
- 2019 — Owed higher of Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers second-rounders to Portland Trail Blazers (Brendan Haywood).
- 2019 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Dion Waiters).
- 2020 — Owe second-rounder to Portland Trail Blazers (Brendan Haywood).
Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $0
Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $75 from Portland Trail Blazers (Brendan Haywood)
- LeBron James — 15%
- Kyrie Irving — 15%
- Matt Dellavedova — 15%
- Anderson Varejao — 5%
Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses, under certain circumstances.
Amnesty: Used on Baron Davis
- J.R. Smith — $9,773,265 (Bird)
- Shawn Marion — $974,276 (Non-Bird)
- Tristan Thompson — $11.9 million (Bir
For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.
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(Updated on 8/1/15)