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Cleveland Cavaliers Team Salary

Quick: Over the cap. Repeat tax eligible.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Projection for 2020-21 ($109.14 million cap): Over the cap.

Roster Count: Nine guaranteed, three non/partially-guaranteed, one two-way

Depth Chart
PG:Β Collin Sexton, Dante Exum, Matt Mooney (two-way)
SG: Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Jr.
SF: Cedi Osman, Alfonzo McKinnie, Dylan Windler
PF: Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr., Jordan Bell, Dean Wade
C: Andre Drummond

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

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Jordan Clarkson, expiring 12/23/20) — $3,837,500
  • Mid-Level Exception — $9,258,000
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,623,000

2020 NBA Draft: 5th ($6,400,920 cap hold); 32nd to Charlotte Hornets (Miles Bridges)

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Arturas Gudaitis (2015-47th), Ilkan Karaman (2012-57th), Milan Macvan (2011-54th), Chukwudiebere Maduabum (2011-56th), Sergey Gladyr (2009-49th), Renaldas Seibutis (2007-50th), Ejike Ugboaja (2006-55th), Edin Bavcic (2006-56th)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • Alfonzo McKinnie $1,762,796 — 2/24/21
  • Jordan Bell $1,762,796 — 2/24/21
  • Dean Wade $1,517,981 — 2/24/21

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates.

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Full Bird: Tristan Thompson ($27,808,695), Matthew Dellavedova ($18,254,250)
  • Declined First: Ante Zizic ($3,872,215)
  • Non-Bird: Channing Frye*** ($1,620,564), Nik Stauskas*** ($1,620,564)

** Restricted, pending qualifying offer.
*** Cannot be included in a sign-and-trade

Rookie-Scale Options

  • Darius Garland
  • Collin Sexton
  • Dylan Windler
  • Kevin Porter Jr.

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

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

Two-Way Contracts: Matt Mooney

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: J.B. Bickerstaff

Assistants: Antonio Lang, Dan Geriot, Lindsay Gottlieb

Trainers: Steve Spiro, Derek Millender (strength and conditioning), Albert Padilla, Ed Subel

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 of analytics
  • Brandon Weems — director of scouting

Pick Swaps:

  • 2021 — Owe a second-rounder to the New Orleans Pelicans (Kyle Korver, Jaxson Hayes).
  • 2022 — Owed a protected (lottery protected in 2021, top-10 protected in 2022, conveys in 11-24 range in 2023, top-eight protected in 2024, otherwise converts to 2024 and 2025 second-rounders) first-rounder from the Milwaukee Bucks (George Hill), two years following Milwaukee’s obligation to the Phoenix Suns.
  • 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).
  • 2024 — Utah Jazz can swap second-rounders with the Cleveland Cavaliers (George Hill).

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

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

Deadlines

  • 11/18/20 — NBA Draft.
  • 11/20/20 — Free agent negotiations begin at 6:00 p.m. ET.
  • 11/21/20 — NBA moratorium.
  • 11/22/20 — Free agent signings begin at 12:01 p.m. ET.
  • 12/1/20 — First day of training camp.
  • 12/9/20 — Deadline to stretch a player on the 2020-21 books.
  • 12/22/20 — First day of the 2021-22 season.
  • 12/23/20 — Jordan Clarkson trade exception expires.
  • 12/29/20 — Team options on Collin Sexton, Kevin Porter Jr., Darius Garland and Dylan Windler.
  • 2/23/21 — Ten-day contracts can be signed.
  • 2/24/21– Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie’s $1,762,796 guarantee for 2020-21.
  • 2/24/21 — Dean Wade’s $1,517,98 guarantees for 2020-21.
  • 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.
  • Before the first day of 2021-22 season — Extension deadline for Collin Sexton.
  • 10/31/21 — Team options on Kevin Porter Jr., Darius Garland and Dylan Windler.
  • 1/7/22 — Alfonzo McKinnie’s $1,910,860 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.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadline for Collin Sexton.
  • Before the first day of 2022-23 season — Extension deadline for Kevin Porter Jr., Darius Garland and Dylan Windler.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadline for Kevin Porter Jr., Darius Garland and Dylan Windler.
  • 6/29/22 — Team option on Dean Wade.
  • 1/7/23 — Alfonzo McKinnie’s $2,165,298 guarantees for 2022-23 if not waived by 5:00 PM Eastern.
  • 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.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates.

Transactions

  • None

Trade Kickers:

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Arena: Quicken Loans Arena

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

(Updated on 11/18/20)

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