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Cleveland Cavaliers Team Salary

Quick: Over the cap.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Projection for 2021-22 ($112,414,000 cap): Up to $17.7 million in cap space (none with Jarrett Allen’s cap hold).

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart
PG:Β Collin Sexton, Jeremiah Martin (two-way), Matthew Dellavedova (injured)
SG: Darius Garland, Damyean Dotson, Brodric Thomas (two-way), Dylan Windler (injured)
SF: Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Lamar Stevens
PF: Kevin Love, Dean Wade, Larry Nance Jr (injured), Taurean Prince (injured)
C: Jarrett Allen, Isaiah Hartenstein, Mfiondu Kabengele

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

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Kevin Porter Jr, expiring 11/29/21*) — $1,717,981
  • Trade Exception (JaVale McGee, expiring 2/11/22*) — $4,200,000
  • Mid-Level Exception — $6,605,634 (Damyean Dotson, Lamar Stevens)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,623,000

* Exact Date TBD

Waived Players: Rayjon Tucker, Matt Mooney (two-way), Levi Randolph,Β  Charles Matthews, Norvel Pelle, Thon Maker, Marques Bolden (two-way), Andre Drummond

Traded Players: Alfonzo McKinnie, Jordan Bell, Dante Exum, Kevin Porter Jr, JaVale McGee

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Yogi Ferrell, Quinn Cook (two), Mfiondu Kabengele (two), Anderson Varejao (two)

G-League Affiliate: Canton Charge (Mike Gansey general manager, Nate Reinking coach)

Two-Way Contracts: Brodric Thomas, Jeremiah Martin

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $449,115 for the full 2020-21 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date. Once a player reaches 50 games played, his salary will jump to the minimum for his years of service.

Governor: Dan Gilbert

Basketball Executives:

  • Koby Altman — general manager
  • Mike Gansey — assistant general manager
  • Bernie Bickerstaff — senior basketball advisor
  • Jason Hillman — basketball chief of staff/team counsel
  • Andrae Patterson — director of basketball administration
  • Jon Nichols — senior director, analytics/personnel
  • Brandon Weems — director of scouting

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: J.B. Bickerstaff

Assistants: Antonio Lang, Greg Buckner, Dan Geriot, Lindsay Gottlieb, JJ Outlaw, Mike Gerrity

Trainers: Mark Kovacs (senior director, sports science and health), Steve Spiro (head athletic trainer), Derek Millender (strength and conditioning), Albert Padilla, Ed Subel

Pick Swaps:

  • 2021 — Owe a second-rounder to the New Orleans Pelicans (Kyle Korver, Jaxson Hayes).
  • 2022 — Owed a second-rounder from the Washington Wizards (Sam Dekker).
  • 2022 — Owed a second-rounder from the Houston Rockets (Alec Burks).
  • 2022 — Owed a second-rounder from San Antonio Spurs (Boris Diaw, Jordan Clarkson).
  • 2022 — Owe a second-rounder to the New Orleans Pelicans (Kyle Korver, Jaxson Hayes).
  • 2023 — Owed a second-rounder from the Golden State Warriors (Alen Smailagic, Derrick Favors, Jordan Clarkson).
  • 2023 — Owe a second-rounder (lower of Cleveland or Golden State Warriors) to the Detroit Pistons (Andre Drummond).
  • 2023 — Owed a second-rounder (top-46) from the Denver Nuggets (JaVale McGee).
  • 2024 — The New York Knicks get the higher of the Utah Jazz and Cavaliers picks (Leandro Bolmaro), the remaining pick to the Indiana Pacers (James Harden).
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder (top-55 protected) from the Golden State Warriors (Eric Paschall, Clint Capela, Kevin Porter Jr).
  • 2025 — Owed a second-rounder from the Milwaukee Bucks (Ilkan Karaman).
  • 2026 — Owed a second-rounder from the Los Angeles Lakers (JaVale McGee).
  • 2027 — Owed a second-rounder from the Utah Jazz (Rayjon Tucker).
  • 2027 — Owed a second-rounder from the Denver Nuggets (JaVale McGee).

Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $2 million to the Utah Jazz (Rayjon Tucker) — $3,617,000 remaining

Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $0

Deadlines

  • 6/22/21 — NBA Draft Lottery.
  • 7/8/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on Lamar Stevens.
  • 7/31/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on Mfiondu Kabengele.
  • 7/29/21 — NBA Draft.
  • 7/31/21 — Player option on Isaiah Hartenstein.
  • 7/31/21 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Jarrett Allen, Charles Matthews, Lamar Stevens, and Marques Bolden.
  • Note: 2021-22 timing will still need revision with 2020-21 running late.
  • 8/1/21 — Final day of 2020-21 season.
  • 8/2/21 — Start of 2021-22 season and moratorium.
  • 8/5/21 — Final day of the moratorium.
  • 8/6/21 — Free agents can sign as of 12:01 PM ET.
  • Before the first day of 2021-22 season — Extension deadline for Collin Sexton.
  • 10/31/21 — Team options on Isaac Okoro, Darius Garland and Dylan Windler.
  • 11/29/21 — Kevin Porter Jr trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
  • 1/7/22 — Damyean Dotson’s $2,000,000 guarantees for 2021-22 if not waived by 5:00 PM Eastern.
  • 1/7/22 — Dean Wade’s $1,782,621 guarantees for 2021-22 if not waived by 5:00 PM Eastern.
  • 2/11/22 — JaVale McGee trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadline for Collin Sexton.
  • 6/29/22 — Team option on Dean Wade.
  • Before the first day of 2022-23 season — Extension deadline for Darius Garland and Dylan Windler.
  • 10/31/22 — Team option on Isaac Okoro.
  • 1/7/23 — Dean Wade’s $1,930,681 guarantees for 2022-23 if not waived by 5:00 PM Eastern.
  • 6/29/23 — Cedi Osman’s $6,718,842 guarantees for 2023-24.
  • 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadline for Darius Garland and Dylan Windler.
  • 6/29/23 — Team option on Lamar Stevens.
  • Before the first day of 2023-24 season — Extension deadline for Isaac Okoro.
  • 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadline for Isaac Okoro.
  • TBD — Guarantee details on Lamar Stevens.
  • TBD — Guarantee details on Mfiondu Kabengele.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than January 7 each year.

Transactions

  • 11/17/20 — Andre Drummond opted into the final year on his contract.
  • 11/18/20 — Drafted Isaac Okoro (2020-5th).
  • 11/18/20 – Traded the rights to Ilkan Karaman (2012-57th) to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 2025 second-rounder and the removal of protections on the 2022 first-rounder owed by the Bucks.
  • 11/21/20 — Signed Isaac Okoro (2020-5th) to a $29,083,315 rookie-scale contract.
  • 11/23/20 — Renounced the rights to Tristan Thompson and Matthew Dellavedova.
  • 11/23/20 — Traded Alfonzo McKinnie and Jordan Bell to the Los Angeles Lakers for JaVale McGee and a 2026 second-rounder.
  • 11/24/20 — Re-signed Matthew Dellavedova to a $2,174,318 minimum contract.
  • 11/24/20 — Signed Damyean Dotson to a two-year partially-guaranteed $4 million contract (second season non-guaranteed).
  • 11/27/20 — Traded $2 million to the Utah Jazz for Rayjon Tucker and a 2027 second-rounder.
  • 11/27/20 — Signed Charles Matthews to an $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 11/28/20 — Waived Rayjon Tucker.
  • 11/28/20 — Signed Lamar Stevens to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 11/28/20 — Signed Thon Maker to non-guaranteed $1,737,145 minimum summer contract (Exhibit 9).
  • 11/28/20 — Signed Marques Bolden to a non-guaranteed $1,445,697 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/1/20 — Re-signed Levi Randolph to non-guaranteed $1,445,697 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/19/20 — Waived Matt Mooney (two-way), Levi Randolph and Charles Matthews.
  • 12/19/20 — Converted Marques Bolden to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 12/19/20 — Signed Norvel Pelle to a non-guaranteed $1,445,697 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/19/20 — Waived Norvel Pelle.
  • 12/29/20 — Picked up the third-year rookie-scale options on Kevin Porter Jr., Darius Garland and Dylan Windler.
  • 12/29/20 — Picked up the fourth-year rookie-scale option on Collin Sexton.
  • 1/11/21 — Signed Yogi Ferrell to a 10-day $118,983 contract (hardship)
  • 1/13/21 — Ended Yogi Ferrell’s 10-day contract.
  • 1/14/21 — Waived Thon Maker.
  • 1/14/21 — Renounced the rights to Channing Frye and Ante Zizic.
  • 1/14/21 — Traded Dante Exum and a Milwaukee 2022 first-rounder to the Houston Rockets and a 2024 second-rounder (either from the Utah Jazz or Cavaliers) for Jarrett Allen (via the Jordan Clarkson trade exception), Taurean Prince and the rights to Aleksandar Vezenkov (2017-57th).
  • 1/15/21 — Caris LeVert, part of the three-team trade with the Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets, failed his physical, voiding the 1/14/21 trade.
  • 1/16/21 — Traded Dante Exum and a Milwaukee 2022 first-rounder to the Houston Rockets, and a 2024 second-rounder (either from the Utah Jazz or Cavaliers) to the Indiana Pacers for Jarrett Allen (via the Jordan Clarkson trade exception), Taurean Prince and the rights to Aleksandar Vezenkov (2017-57th).
  • 1/22/21 — Traded Kevin Porter Jr to the Houston Rockets for a Golden State Warriors 2024 second-rounder (top-55 protected).
  • 2/24/21 — Waived Marques Bolden (two-way).
  • 2/24/21 — Dean Wade’s $1,517,98 guaranteed for 2020-21.
  • 2/24/21 — Signed Brodric Thomas to a two-way contract.
  • 3/12/21 — Signed Quinn Cook to a 10-day $118,983 contract.
  • 3/22/21 — Quinn Cook’s 10-day expired.
  • 3/22/21 — Signed Quinn Cook to a second 10-day $118,983 contract.
  • 3/25/21 — Traded JaVale McGee to the Denver Nuggets for Isaiah Hartenstein, a 2023 second-rounder (top-46 protected) and a 2027 second-rounder.
  • 3/26/21 — Waived Andre Drummond.
  • 4/1/21 — Quinn Cook’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 4/10/21 — Signed Mfiondu Kabengele to a 10-day $99,020 contract.
  • 4/14/21 — Re-signed Lamar Stevens to a partially-guaranteed four-year $5,883,649 contract, team option on the final season (ending his two-way).
  • 4/20/21 — Mfiondu Kabengele’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 4/21/21 — Re-signed Mfiondu Kabengele to a second 10-day $99,020 contract.
  • 4/28/21 — Signed Jeremiah Martin to a two-way contract.
  • 5/1/21 — Mfiondu Kabengele’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 5/1/21 — Re-signed Mfiondu Kabengele to a partially-guaranteed three-year $3,706,764 contract.
  • 5/4/21 — Signed Anderson Varejao to a 10-day $175,668 contract.
  • 5/14/21 — Anderson Varejao’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 5/14/21 — Re-signed Anderson Varejao for the rest of the season at $52,7000 (hardship exception).
  • 5/17/21 — Anderson Varejao’s contract expired.

Trade Kickers:

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: Matthew Dellavedova (One-Year Bird)

Qualifying Offers

  • None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Aleksandar Vezenkov (2017-57th), Arturas Gudaitis (2015-47th), Milan Macvan (2011-54th), Chukwudiebere Maduabum (2011-56th), Sergey Gladyr (2009-49th), Renaldas Seibutis (2007-50th), Ejike Ugboaja (2006-55th), Edin Bavcic (2006-56th)

Rookie-Scale Options

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • None

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.

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(Updated on 5/18/21)

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