Cleveland Cavaliers Salary Archive – 2012/13

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Player Salary
Anderson Varejao $8,368,182
Luke Walton $6,091,363
Kyrie Irving $5,375,760
Daniel Gibson $4,792,332
Marreese Speights $4,200,000
Tristan Thompson $3,894,240
Dion Waiters $3,726,600
Alonzo Gee $3,500,000
Omri Casspi $2,277,306
C.J. Miles $2,225,000
Wayne Ellington $2,083,042
Tyler Zeller $1,563,120
Kelenna Azubuike – X $1,069,509
Luke Harangody – X $1,054,389
Jeremy Pargo – X $1,000,000
Shaun Livingston $773,976
Josh Selby – X $762,195
Kevin Jones $390,027
Samardo Samuels – X $356,833
Michael Eric – X $300,000
Donald Sloan – X $264,527
Chris Quinn $169,340
Kevin Jones – X $50,000
Total $54,287,741

Quick: About $3.9 million in cap space. 1st, 19th, 31st and 33rd in the 2013 NBA Draft. Likely maximum space without trades in July ($60 million cap) = ~$20,871,076.

Exceptions: Room Exception $2.575 million.

Acquisitions: Signed first-round picks Dion Waiters (4th) and Tyler Zeller (17th). Traded for Jeremy Pargo. Luke Harangody accepted his one-year qualifying offer (with Bird Rights, meaning he has implicit trade veto power). Claimed Jon Leuer off waivers (Houston Rockets). C.J. Miles signed for a two-year, $4.45 million contract with the second year partially/non-guaranteed. Signed undrafted free agent forward Michael Eric and Kevin Jones to three-year, partial/non-guaranteed deals. Re-signed Alonzo Gee to a three-year, $9.75 million deal (last year partial/non-guaranteed). Picked up the third-year options on Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson. Invited D’Aundray Brown to camp. Re-signed Kevin Jones. Claimed Shaun Livingston off waivers from Washington Wizards. Traded Jon Leuer to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a first-round pick. Signed Chris Quinn to a two-year deal, second partial/non-guaranteed.

Waived Players: Kelenna Azubuike, Michael Eric, Kevin Jones, D’Aundray Brown, Luke Harangody, Donald Sloan, Samardo Samuels, Jeremy Pargo, Josh Selby

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart*: PG: Kyrie Irving, Shaun Livingston, Daniel Gibson, Chris Quinn SG: Dion Waiters, C.J. Miles, Wayne Ellington SF: Alonzo Gee, Luke Walton, Omri Casspi PF: Tristan Thompson, Marreese Speights, Kevin Jones C: Anderson Varejao, Tyler Zeller
*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.

Free Agents: Bird: Anthony Parker (retiring) Early-Bird: Semih Erden (playing in Turkey)

Head Coach: Byron Scott, signed through 2013/14

Unsigned Second-Round Picks: Sasha Kaun, Milan Macvan, Ejike Ugboaja

Amnesty: Used on Baron Davis – 2012-13, $12.25 million

Pick Swaps:
2013 – Owed first-rounder (top-10 protected through 2014, unprotected in 2015) from the Miami HEAT (LeBron James).
2013 – Owed first-rounder (top-13 protected, top-12 protected in 2014, top-10 protected through 2017, converts to 2017 second-rounder, top-55 protected) from Sacramento Kings (J.J. Hickson).
2013 – Have the right to swap lowest (closest to 30) first-rounder with Los Angeles Lakers (Ramon Sessions), although if Lakers are a lottery team it goes to the Phoenix Suns. The Cavaliers can swap either their own pick or the Miami/Sacramento with the Lakers. If the Lakers make the postseason, it would be probably be the Miami pick to Cleveland.
2013 – Owed second-rounder from Orlando Magic (Justin Harper).
2014 – Owed second-rounder from Orlando Magic (Justin Harper).
2014 – Owed second-rounder from Memphis Grizzlies (D.J. Kennedy).
2015 – Owed first-rounder (top-10 protected through 2016, unprotected in 2017 – not to be sent until two years following completion of protected pick in 2013) from Miami HEAT (LeBron James). Owed first-rounder (top-five protected and 15-30 protected in 2015) from the Memphis Grizzlies. The pick has the same protections in 2016 but just just top-five protected in 2017 and 2018. It’s completely unprotected in 2019.

Cash Paid ($3.1 million max): $0

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