Tag: Off Season

Chicago Bulls Cap Sheet

Owner: Jerry Reinsdorf

Director of Basketball Operations: John Paxson

General Manager: Gar Forman

Senior Advisor of Basketball Operations: John Collins

Head Coach: Fred Hoiberg (Contract expires after the 2019-20 season)

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*Please if you notice any errors, feel free to contact me.

2018-19 Team Salary Information

Players Cap Hit Explanation
  2018-19  
     
Robin Lopez 14,357,750  
Omer Asik 11,286,516  
Noah Vonleh 10,515,699 Cap Hold (RFA)
Zach Lavine 9,606,654 Cap Hold (RFA)
Cristiano Felicio 8,470,980  
Lauri Markkanen 4,536,120  
Justin Holiday 4,384,615  
Kris Dunn 4,221,000  
2018 7th overall 3,669,400 Not Official
Cameron Payne 3,263,294  
Jerian Grant 2,639,314  
Bobby Portis 2,494,346  
Denzel Valentine 2,280,600  
Sean Kilpatrick 2,054,856 non-guaranteed

guaranteed 1/10/19

David Nwaba 1,699,698 Cap Hold (RFA)
2018 22nd overall 1,645,400 Not Official
Paul Zisper 1,544,951 non-guaranteed

guaranteed 7/19/18

Ryan Arcidiacono (Two-Way) 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
Antonio Blakeney (Two-Way) Under Two-Way  
Guaranteed Salary 57,934,535  Does not include draft picks
     
Roster Size 17 (Includes draft picks) Must be at 15 for start of regular season.
     
Exceptions    
Mid Level 8,567,000 Projection
Mini Mid Level 5,291,000 Projection
Bi Annual 3,353,000 Projection
Room 4,410,232 Projection
     
Trade Exceptions    
Nikola Mirotic 12,500,000 Expires 2/1/2019
Jameer Nelson 1,429,818 Expires 2/8/2019
Jimmy Butler 861,893 Expires 6/22/18
     
Projected Draft Pick ****  
     
Incomplete Roster Charge 1,662,622 For Max Space
     
     
Team Salary 116,720,776 Current Salary
  90,009,065 current w/o exceptions
  74,555,687 Likely
  59,597,157 Guaranteed Salary +IRC
Salary Cap 101,000,000 Projection
Cap Room -15,720,776 current
  10,990,935 current
  26,444,313 Likely
  41,402,843 Max Space 
Luxury Tax 123,000,000 Projection

Max Contract Space: (Projections)

0-6 year player: 25,250,000 (25% of salary cap)

7-9 year player: 30,300,000 (30% of salary cap)

10+ year player: 35,350,000 (35% of salary cap)

Extension Eligible: 

Robin Lopez (Deadline: 7/1/19)

Omer Asik (Deadline: 7/1/20)

7/6/18 – Cameron Payne (Deadline: Before 1st game of the regular season)

7/6/18 – Bobby Portis (Deadline: Before 1st game of the regular season)

7/6/18 – Jerian Grant (Deadline: Before 1st game of the regular season)

7/15/18 – Paul Zipser (Deadline: 7/1/20)

Important Dates:

6/29/18: The last day the qualifying offer can be offered for potential restricted free agents: Zach Lavine, Noah Vonleh, David Nwaba, Ryan Arcidiacono

7/13/18: Last day the qualifying offer can be withdrawn if offered to begin with. After this day the player must approve removal of qualifying offer

7/19/18: Paul Zipser’s contract becomes guaranteed.

10/31/18: Last day rookie scale team options can be accepted for the 2019-20 season: Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine.

1/10/19: Sean Kilpartrick’s contract becomes guaranteed.

2019-20 Team Salary Information

 

Players Cap Hit Explanation
  2019-20  
     
Robin Lopez 21,536,625 Cap Hold
Omer Asik 11,977,527 3 mil guaranteed

Fully guaranteed 1/10/20

Cameron Payne 9,789,882 Cap Hold (RFA)
Cristiano Felicio 8,156,500  
Jerian Grant 7,917,942 Cap Hold (RFA)
Bobby Portis 7,483,038 Cap Hold (RFA)
Justin Holiday 5,700,001 Cap Hold
Kris Dunn 5,348,007 Team Option 10/31/18
Lauri Markkanen 5,300,400 Team Option 10/31/18
2018 7th overall 4,297,500 Not Official
Denzel Valentine 3,377,569 Team Option 10/31/18
Sean Kilpatrick 2,054,856 Team option 6/29/19 (non-guaranteed) 1/10/20
2018 22nd overall 1,927,100 Not Official
Paul Zisper 1,676,735 Fully guaranteed on 7/19/19
Antonio Blakeney 1,430,595 Cap Hold (RFA)
Guaranteed Salary 11,156,500  
   
Roster Size  n/a  
     
Exceptions    
Mid Level 9,161,000 Projection
Mini Mid Level 5,658,000 Projection
Bi Annual 3,585,000 Projection
Room 4,717,000 Projection
     
Trade Exceptions    
   
Projected Draft Pick 2019 1st Round  Will project start of 2018-19 season
     
Incomplete Roster Charge 4,156,555 likely
  9,144,421 For Max Space
     
Team Salary 110,720,277 current w/ exceptions
  96,543,682 current w/o exceptions
  43,334,749 likely + IRC
  20,934,697 guarantees + IRC
Salary Cap 108,000,000 Projection
Cap Room -2,720,277 current
11,456,318 current
  64,665,251 likely
  87,065,303 max space
Luxury Tax 131,000,000 Projection
Tax Room    
Tax Hit    
Minimum Salary    
Team Salary for Minimum    
Away From Minimum    

* Keep in mind possible resigning and extensions could affect these numbers. Example Zach Lavine’s potential new contract is not calculated here. Along with 2019 1st round pick. Every player’s salary or hold that is calculated is seen in the chart above.

Max Contract Amounts: (Projections)

0-6 year player: 27,000,000 (25% of the salary cap)

7-9 year player: 32,400,000 (30% of the salary cap)

10+ year player: 37,800,000 (35% of the salary cap)

Extension Eligible:

Omer Asik (Deadline: 7/1/20)

Paul Zipser (Deadline: 7/15/20)

7/6/19: Cristiano Felicio (Deadline: 7/1/21)

7/6/19: Kris Dunn (Deadline: Before start of the regular season)

7/6/19: Denzel Valentine (Deadline: Before start of the regular season)

3/26/20: Sean Kilpatrick (Deadline: 7/1/20)

Important Dates:

6/29/19: Last day qualifying offer can be offered: Cameron Payne, Bobby Portis, Jerian Grant, Antonio Blakeney

7/13/19: Last day the qualifying offer can be withdrawn if offered to begin with. After this day the player must approve removal of qualifying offer

7/19/19: Paul Zipser becomes guaranteed

10/31/19: Last day rookie scale team option’s can be accepted for 2020-21 season: Lauri Markkanen, 2018 7th pick and 22nd pick

1/10/19: Omer Asik and Sean Kilpatrick become guaranteed.

2020-21 Team Salary Information

Players Cap Hit Explanation
  2020-21  
     
Omer Asik 17,966,291 Cap Hold
Kris Dunn 16,004,021 Cap Hold (RFA)
Denzel Valentine 10,132,707 Cap Hold (RFA)
Cristiano Felicio 7,529,020  
Lauri Markkanen 6,731,508 Team Option 10/31/19
2018 7th overall 4,502,000 Team Option/Not Official 10/31/19
Sean Kilpatrick 3,771,500 Cap Hold
2018 22nd overall 2,018,800 Team Option/Not Official 10/31/19
Paul Zisper 1,638,820 Cap Hold (RFA)
Guaranteed Salary 7,529,020  
     
Roster Size  n/a  
     
Exceptions    
Mid Level 9,620,000 Projection
Mini Mid Level 5,943,000 Projection
Bi Annual 3,764,000 Projection
Room 4,953,000 Projection
     
Trade Exceptions  n/a  
     
Projected Draft Pick  2020 1st and 2nd Round Pick  Will Project start of 2019-20 season
     
IRC 1,866,746 current
  5,600,238 likely
  10,267,103 For Max Space
     
Team Salary 85,545,413 current w/ exceptions + IRC
  72,161,413 current w/o exception + IRC
  52,518,294 likely  + IRC
  17,796,123 guarantees + IRC
Salary Cap 113,400,000 Projection
Cap Room 27,854,587 current
w/o Exceptions 41,238,587 current
  60,881,706 likely
  95,603,877 max space
Luxury Tax 137,550,000 Projection
Tax Room    
Tax Hit    
Minimum Salary    
Team Salary for Minimum    
Away From Minimum    

Max Contract Amounts: (Projections)

0-6 year player: 28,350,000 (25% of the salary cap)

7-9 year player: 34,020,000 (30% of the salary cap)

10+ year player: 39,690,000 (35% of the salary cap)

Extension Eligible: 

Cristiano Felicio (Deadline: 7/1/21)

7/6/18: Lauri Markkanen (Deadline: Start of the regular season)

Important Dates: 

6/29/20: Last day qualifying offer can be offered: Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine

7/13/20: Last day the qualifying offer can be withdrawn if offered to begin with. After this day the player must approve removal of qualifying offer

10/31/20: Last day rookie scale contract’s team options can be accepted for 2021-22 season: 2017 7th overall and 22nd overall.

2021-22 Team Salary Information

 

Players Cap Hit Explanation
  2021-22  
     
Lauri Markkanen 20,194,524 Cap Hold (RFA)
Cristiano Felicio 14,305,138 Cap Hold
2018 7th overall 5,717,540 Team Option/Not Official
2018 22nd overall 3,320,926 Team Option/Not Official
Guaranteed Salary 0  
     
Roster Size    
     
Exceptions    
Mid Level 10,101,000 Projection
Mini Mid Level 6,239,000 Projection
Bi Annual 3,952,000 Projection
Room 5,201,000 Projection
     
Trade Exceptions    
     
Projected Draft Pick    
     
     
Incomplete Roster Charge 7,840,336 current
  8,820,378 likely
  11,760,504 For Max Space
     
Team Salary 65,431,464 current w/ exceptions + IRC
  51,378,464 current w/o exception + IRC
  38,053,368 likey + IRC
  11,760,504 guarantees + IRC
Salary Cap 119,070,000 Projection
Cap Room 53,638,536 current
  67,691,536 current
  81,016,632 likely
  107,309,496 max space
Luxury Tax 144,428,000 Projection
Tax Room    
Tax Hit    
Minimum Salary    
Team Salary for Minimum    
Away From Minimum    

Max Contract Amounts: (Projections)

0-6 year players: 29,767,500 (25% of salary cap)

7-9 year players: 35,721,000 (30% of salary cap)

10+ year players: 41,674,500 (35% of salary cap)

Extension Eligible:

7/6/21 – 2018 7th overall pick (Deadline: Start of the regular season)

7/6/21 – 2018 22nd overall pick (Deadline: Start of the regular season)

Important Dates:

6/29/21: Last day qualifying offer can be offered: Lauri Markkanen

7/13/21: Last day the qualifying offer can be withdrawn if offered to begin with. After this day the player must approve removal of qualifying offer

2022-23 Team Salary Information

Players Cap Hit Explanation
  2022-23  
     
2018 7th overall 17,152,620 Cap Hold (RFA)/Not Official
2018 22nd overall 9,962,778 Cap Hold (RFA)/Not Official
Guaranteed Salary 0  
     
Roster Size    
     
Exceptions    
Mid Level 11,136,000 Projection
Mini Mid Level 6,878,000 Projection
Bi Annual 4,358,000 Projection
Room 5,734,000 Projection
     
Trade Exceptions    
     
Projected Draft Pick    
     
     
IRC 10,290,440 current
  10,290,440 likely
  12,348,528 For Max Space
     
Team Salary 52,899,838 current w/ exceptions + IRC
  37,405,838 current w/o exception + IRC
  37,405,838 likey + IRC
  12,348,528 guarantees + IRC
Salary Cap 125,024,000 Projections
Cap Room 72,124,162 current
  87,618,162 current
  87,618,162 likely
  112,675,472 max space
Luxury Tax 151,649,000 Projections
Tax Room    
Tax Hit    
Minimum Salary    
Team Salary for Minimum    
Away From Minimum    

Max Contract Space: 

0-6 year players: 31,256,000 (25% of the salary cap)

7-9 year players: 37,507,200 (30% of the salary cap)

10+ year players: 43,758,400 (35% of the salary cap)

Extension Eligible:

Important Dates: 

6/29/22: Last day qualifying offer can be offered: 2018 7th pick and 22nd pick.

7/13/22: Last day the qualifying offer can be withdrawn if offered to begin with. After this day the player must approve removal of qualifying offer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houston Rockets 2018 Off-Season Numbers Breakdown

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
  2018-19  
     
James Harden  30,421,854  
Chris Paul  35,350,000 Cap Hold
Ryan Anderson 20,421,546  
Trevor Ariza 14,099,733 Cap Hold
Eric Gordon 13,500,375  
PJ Tucker 7,969,537  
Clint Capela 7,003,614 Cap Hold (RFA)
Nene Hilario 3,651,480  
Tarik Black 3,948,000 Cap Hold
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Chinanu Onuaku 1,544,951  
Gerald Green  1,499,698 Cap Hold
Zhou Qi 1,378,242 fully non (G)
Joe Johnson 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Tim Quarterman 1,544,951 Waived
Aaron Jackson 1,537,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
RJ Hunter 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
Markel Brown 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
     
Roster Size    
     
Exceptions    
Non-Tax Paying MLE 8,567,000 Projection
Tax Paying 5,291,000 (likely)  Projection
Bi-Annual 3,353,000 Projection
Room 4,410,232 Projection 
     
Trade Exceptons    
     
Projected Draft Pick 831,311 2nd round min
     
IRC *see note below 4,987,866 For max space
     
Team Salary 150,378,304  current
  136,339,352  **see note below
w/o Exceptions 84,042,560 guaranteed + IRC
Salary Cap 101,000,000 projection
Cap Room -49,378,304 current
  -35,339,352 likely
w/o Exceptions 16,957,440 max space ***see note below
Luxury Tax 121,000,000  projection
Tax Room ****  
Tax Hit ****  
Minimum Salary ****  
Team Salary for Minimum ****  
Away From Minimum ****  

*IRC stands for “incomplete roster charge”. This happens when teams fall below 12 players under contract. For every spot under 12, a team is charged the rookie minimum. For Houston to create max space they would have 6 players under contract, therefor would be charged the rookie minimum 831,311 6 times.

**This team salary number includes all guaranteed salaries, Paul, Ariza and Capela’s cap hold, and projected draft pick salary. I project this as likely.

***For max space Houston would have to renounce all holds and non-guaranteed contracts. Very unlikely.

Golden State Warriors 2018 Off-Season Numbers Breakdown

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
  2018-19  
     
Stephen Curry  37,457,154  
Kevin Durant  26,250,000 Player Option
Klay Thompson 18,988,725  
Draymond Green 17,469,565  
Andre Iguodala 16,000,000  
Shaun Livingston 8,307,692  
Nick Young 6,230,400 Cap Hold
Zaza Pachulia 4,520,880 Cap Hold
David West 1,499,698 Cap Hold
JaVale McGee 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Kevin Looney 2,227,081 Cap Hold, also max GS can pay ***see note below
Damian Jones 1,277,040  
Patrick McCaw 1,699,698 Cap Hold (RFA)
Jason Thompson 945,126 Stretched
Jordan Bell 1,378,242  
Quinn Cook 1,499,698  
Chris Boucher Two Way  
     
     
Roster Size     
     
Exceptions    
Non-Tax Paying MLE 8,567,000 (unlikely) Projection
Tax Paying 5,291,000 (likely) Projection
Bi-Annual 3,353,000 (unlikely) Projection
Room  ****  
     
Trade Exceptons ****  
     
Projected Draft Pick 1,358,500 29th projection
  831,311 2nd round
     
IRC* 1,662,622 likely
  3,325,244 for max space
     
Team Salary 149,440,508  
  133,425,675  **see note below
  105,703,360  guarantees + IRC
w/o Exceptions ****  
Salary Cap 101,000,000 projection
Cap Room -48,440,508 current
  -32,425,675 likely
  -4,703,360 guarantees
w/o Exceptions ****  
Luxury Tax 121,000,000 projection

*IRC stands for “incomplete roster charge”. This happens when teams fall below 12 players under contract. For every spot under 12, a team is charged the rookie minimum. For Golden State to create max space, they would only have 8 players under contract. So Golden State would then be charged 831,311, 4 times.

**This team salary number is without all cap holds + an IRC of 1,662,622. I project this as likely.

***Because Looney’s team option on his rookie scale contract was declined, Golden State will not be allowed to pay Looney more than what his option was worth for 2018-19.

Detroit Pistons 2018 Off-Season 2018 Breakdown Numbers

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
  2018-19  
     
Blake Griffin 32,088,932  
Andre Drummond 25,434,263  
Reggie Jackson 17,043,478  
Jon Leuer 10,002,681  
Langston Galloway 7,000,000  
Ishmael Smith 6,000,000  
Josh Smith 5,331,729 Stretched
Anthony Tolliver 3,948,000 Cap Hold
Stanley Johnson 3,940,402  
James Ennis 3,936,933 Cap Hold
Luke Kennard 3,275,280  
Reggie Bullock 2,500,000 fully (G) on 7/16/18
Henry Ellenson 1,857,480  
Erick Moreland 1,826,300 1.25 mil (G)
Jameer Nelson 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Dwight Buycks 1,600,520 fully non (G)
Kay Felder (Two-Way) 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
Reggie Hearn (Two-Way) 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
     
Roster Size    
     
Exceptions    
Non-Tax Paying MLE 8,567,000 (likely) Projection
Tax Paying 5,291,000 Projection 
Bi-Annual N/A *see note below
Room  ****  
     
Trade Exceptons    
Darrun Hillard  874,636 6/28/18 
Bobab Marjanovic  7,000,000  1/29/19
Willie Reed  1,471,382  2/8/19
Brice Johnson  1,331,160  2/8/19
     
Projected Draft Pick 831,311 2nd round min
     
IRC** 2,493,933 for max space
     
Team Salary 130,792,751  
  117,131,856 ***see note below
  115,718,178 guarantees + IRC
w/o Exceptions ****  
Salary Cap 101,000,000  
Cap Room -29,792,751 current
  -16,131,856 likely
  -14,718,178 max space
w/o Exceptions ****  
Luxury Tax 121,000,000 projection

*The bi-annual exception may not be used in consecutive seasons. Because Detroit used the bi-annual exception on Anthony Tolliver during the 2017 off-season, they will not be allowed to use the bi-annual exception until 2019.

**IRC stands for “incomplete roster charge”. This happens when teams fall below 12 players under contract. For every spot under 12, a team is charged the rookie minimum. For Detroit, to create max space Detroit would have 9 players under contract. Therefor would be charged the rookie minimum 831,311, 3 times.

***This team salary number is without Tolliver, Ennis, Nelson, Buycks, Felder, and Hearn’s cap hold/non-guaranteed contract.

Denver Nuggets 2018 Off-Season Numbers Breakdown

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
  2018-19  
     
Paul Milsap 29,730,769  
Mason Plumlee 12,917,808  
Kenneth Faried 13,764,045  
Wilson Chandler 12,800,562 Player Option
Darrell Arthur 7,464,912 Player Option
Devin Harris 8,364,837 Cap Hold
Will Barton 6,713,333 Cap Hold
Jamal Murray 3,499,800  
Gary Harris 16,517,857  
Trey Lyles 3,364,249  
Juan Hernangomez 2,166,360  
Malik Beasley 1,773,840  
Tyler Lydon 1,847,640  
Nikola Jokic 1,600,520 Team Option *see note
Richard Jefferson 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Monte Morris Two Way  
Torrey Craig (Two-Way) 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
     
Roster Size    
     
Exceptions    
Non-Tax Paying MLE 8,567,000 (likely) Projection
Tax Paying 5,291,000  Projection
Bi-Annual 3,353,000 (likely) Projection
Room  ****  
     
Trade Exceptions ****  
     
Projected Draft Pick 2,516,900 13th projection
  831,311 2nd
  831,311 2nd
     
IRC**see note below 2,493,933 for max space
     
Team Salary 129,543,624  
  118,341,217 ***see note below
w/o Exceptions 88,076,301 guaranteed + IRC
  ****  
Salary Cap 101,000,000 projection
Cap Room -28,543,624 current
  -17,341,217 likely
w/o Exceptions 12,923,699 max space (unlikely)****see note below
  ****  
Luxury Tax 121,000,000 projection

*Nikola Jokic’s team option could be declined. Jokic as a 2nd round pick, is in the last season of eligibility for restricted free agency. If the option is accepted, Denver runs the risk of Jokic entering unrestricted free agency in 2019. If declined, Denver can then make Jokic a restricted free agent this off-season.

** IRC stands for “incomplete roster charge”. This happens when teams fall below 12 players under contract. For every spot under 12, a team is charged the rookie minimum. For example, for Denver to create max space they would have 9 players under contract. Therefor would be charge the rookie minimum 831,311 three times.

***This team salary number is without Harris, Jefferson, and Craigs’s cap hold. I project this as likely.

****For max space the following would have to happen. Denver renounces every cap hold, decline and waive Jokic’s non-guaranteed contract. Both player options would have to be declined. Denver would also have to draft overseas players that would stay overseas, or trade draft picks for future picks. I project this as unlikely.

 

Dallas Mavericks 2018 Off-Season Numbers Breakdown

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
  2018-19  
     
Harrison Barnes  24,107,258  
Wesley Matthews 18,622,514  
Dwight Powell 9,631,250  
Dirk Nowitzki 5,000,000 Team Option
Nerlens Noel 7,956,438 Cap Hold
Jose Barea 3,710,850  
Doug McDermott 9,884,982 Cap Hold (RFA)
Dennis Smith 3,819,960  
Seth Curry 3,936,933  
Salah Mejri 1,839,228 Cap Hold (RFA)
Yogi Ferrell 1,699,698 Cap Hold (RFA)
Dorian Finney-Smith 1,544,951 fully non (G)
Max Kleber 1,378,242 fully (G) 7/16/17
Kyle Collinsworth 1,378,242 fully non (G)
Aaron Harrison 1,699,698 Cap Hold
Johnathan Motley (Two-Way) 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
Jalen Jones (Two-Way) 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
     
Roster Size     
     
Exceptions    
Non-Tax Paying MLE 8,567,000 Projection
Tax Paying N/A  
Bi-Annual 3,353,000 Projection
Room  4,410,232 *see note below Projection 
     
Trade Exceptions    
DeAndre Liggins 1,015,696 6/28/2018
AJ Hammons 1,312,611 7/7/2018
Devin Harris 1,107,552 2/8/2019
Jarrod Uthoff 47,953 6/29/2018
     
Projected Draft Pick 5,420,500 3rd projection
  831,311 2nd round min
  831,311 2nd round min
     
IRC **see note below 1,662,622 for likely space
  5,819,177 for max space
     
Team Salary 121,372,922  current
w/o Exceptions 105,969,110  current
  75,337,274 ***see note below
  65,711,009 guaranteed
Salary Cap 101,000,000 Projection
Cap Room -20,372,922 current
w/o Exceptions -4,969,110 current w/o exceptions
  25,662,726 likely
  35,288,991 max space
Luxury Tax 121,000,000  Projection

*Dallas will only have room exception available if Dallas chooses to renounce rights to MLE and Bi-Annual to create cap space. Remember, the MLE and Bi-Annual count towards your team salary if below the salary cap. Most teams renounce these to create room, which then the room exception becomes available.

*IRC stands for “incomplete roster charge”. This happens when teams fall below 12 players under contract. For every spot under 12, a team is charged the rookie minimum. For example, for Dallas to create max space they would have 7 players under contract. Therefor would be charge the rookie minimum 831,311 5 times.

***This team salary number is without Noel’s, McDermott, Mejri, Finney-Smith, Kelber, Collinsworth, Harrison, Motley, Jones’s cap holds and non-guaranteed contracts. I don’t necessarily project this as likely, but wanted to give you an idea what it would take to open up max space for a 0-5 year player like Julius Randle or Zach Lavine. The cap flexibility is there

****For Dallas to create “max space”, they would have to waive all non-guaranteed contracts, renounce all cap holds. . Dallas would also have to draft players that would stay overseas, or just trade away picks. I project this as unlikely, but the point is to see the flexibility Dallas has.

Cleveland Cavaliers 2018 Off-Season Numbers Breakdown

PLAYERS CAP HIT Explanation
2018-19
LeBron James 35,607,968 Player Option
Kevin Love 24,119,025
George Hill 19,000,000
Tristan Thompson 17,469,565
JR Smith 14,720,000
Jordan Clarkson 12,500,000
Kyle Korver 7,560,000
Cedi Osman 2,775,000
Rodney Hood 7,928,592 Cap Hold (RFA)
Ante Zizic 1,952,760
Jose Calderon 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Jeff Green 1,499,698 Cap Hold
Larry Nance Jr 2,272,391
Okaro White 1,699,698 Cap Hold (RFA)
Kendrick Perkins 1,499,698 Cap Hold
John Holland 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
London Perrantes 1,337,872 Cap Hold (RFA)
Roster Size  15 (16) 15 players + 1 draft pick
Exceptions
Mid Level 8,567,000 (unlikely) Projection
Mini Mid Level 5,291,000 (likely) Projection
Bi Annual 3,353,000 (unlikely) Projection
Room ****
Trade Exceptions
Kyrie Irving 5,811,114 8/22/2018
Richard Jefferson 2,500,000 10/14/2018
Kay Felder 1,312,611 10/14/2018
Projected Draft Pick 3,361,500 8th projection
IRC *see note below 2,493,933 for max space
Team Salary 158,141,337 w/o exceptions
w/o Exceptions 149,266,801 **see note below
104,862,674 guarantees
Salary Cap 101,000,000 projection
Cap Room -57,141,337 current
w/o Exceptions -48,266,801 likely
-3,862,674 max space
Luxury Tax 121,000,000
Tax Room ****
Tax Hit ****
Minimum Salary ****
Team Salary for Minimum ****
Away From Minimum ****

*IRC stands for “incomplete roster charge”. This happens when teams fall below 12 players under contract. For every spot under 12, a team is charged the rookie minimum. For Cleveland, to create max space Cleveland would have 9 players under contract. Therefor would be charged rookie minimum, 831,311, 3 times.

**This team salary number is without Calderon, Green, White, Perkins, Holland, and Perrantes’ cap holds. I project this as likely.