Cleveland Cavaliers Team Salary


Quick: Spent over the cap.

Projected 2015/16 Cap Space: $0-$31.6 mil, depending on the cap holds of LeBron James, Kevin Love and J.R. Smith.

Exceptions *

  • Mid-Level Exception: $5,464,000 (in July)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $2,139,000 (in July)
  • Trade Exception (Keith Bogans, expiring 9/27/15) — $635,816
  • Room: $2,814,000 (in July)

* Room Exception only available if other exceptions renounced.

Free Agents

  • Bird: Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson (restricted), Iman Shumpert (restricted)
  • Early Bird: Matt Dellavedova (restricted)
  • Non-Bird: LeBron James, James Jones, Shawn Marion, Kendrick Perkins

Amnesty: Used on Baron Davis


  • 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.

Waived Players: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Cedi Osman (2015-31st), Rakeem Christmas (2015-36th), 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)

Roster Count: Five guaranteed, one non-guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Joe Harris
SF: Mike Miller
C: Timofey Mozgov, Anderson Varejao, Brendan Haywood

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

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:

  • 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 Brooklyn Nets (Andrei Kirilenko).
  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Minnesota Timberwolves (Tyus Jones).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Dion Waiters).

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

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $0


Cap Holds

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 6/30/15)