Cleveland Cavaliers Team Salary

Quick: Up to $6.9 million in cap space, but just $1.2 million if they keep Anderson Varejao as expected.

Rookie Contract Extension Eligible: Tristan Thompson

Rookie Contract Options Pending: Anthony Bennett, Dion Waters


  • Room: $2,732,000 (likely spent on Mike Miller)

* To be renounced if team goes under the cap.

Roster Count: Nine guaranteed, five non/partially-guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Kyrie Irving, John Lucas III
SG: Dion Waiters, Matt Dellavedova, Joe Harris
SF: LeBron James, Mike Miller, James Jones
PF: Tristan Thompson, Anthony Bennett, Malcolm Thomas, Erik Murphy
C: Anderson Varejao, Brendan Haywood

*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.


  • 6/26/14 — Selected Andrew Wiggins (1st) and Joe Harris (33rd) in the 2014 NBA Draft.
  • 7/10/14 — Traded Jarrett Jack, Sergey Karasev and the rights Ilkan Karaman and Edin Bavcic to the Brooklyn Nets, along with Tyler Zeller and a protected 2016 first-rounder to the Boston Celtics, for a protected 2015 second-rounder from the Celtics.
  • 7/10/14 — Signed Kyrie Irving to a five-year, maximum extension.
  • 7/11/14 — Traded Alonzo Gee to the New Orleans Pelicans for a Clippers’ 2016 conditional second-rounder.
  • 7/12/14 — Traded Scotty Hopson to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Brendan Haywood and the rights to Dwight Powell (2014-45th).
  • 7/12/14 — Signed LeBron James to a two-year, $42.2 million contract.
  • 7/22/14 — Traded Carrick Felix, a second-rounder and $1.3 million for John Lucas III, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy.
  • 7/22/14 — Signed Joe Harris to a three-year, $2.7 million contract (third season non-guaranteed).
  • TBD — Agreed to sign Mike Miller for an estimated two-year, $5.6 million contract (player option on second season).
  • TBD — Agreed to sign James Jones to an estimated one-year, minimum contract.

Waived Players: None

Free Agents

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: Andrew Wiggins (2014-1st)
  • Second-rounders: 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).

Basketball Executives:

  • David Griffin — General Manager

Pick Swaps:

  • 2015 — Chicago Bulls have right to swap first-rounders (top-14 protected, Luol Deng).
  • 2015 — Owed first-rounder from Miami HEAT (top-10 protected through 2016, unprotected in 2017 (LeBron James).
  • 2015 — Owed first-rounder (top-five protected and 15-30 protected through 2016, top-five protected in 2017 and 2018, unprotected in 2019) from the Memphis Grizzlies (Marreese Speights).
  • 2015 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Boston Celtics (Tyler Zeller).
  • 2015 — Owe second-rounder to Utah Jazz (John Lucas III).
  • 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 Boston Celtics (Tyler Zeller).

Cash Paid ($3.3 million max): $1.3 million to Utah Jazz (John Lucas III)

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $0

Amnesty: Used on Baron Davis


Cap Holds

For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.

Salary and team data changes quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 7/22/14)

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