We’ve summarized what Cleveland Cavaliers fans can expect from their squad in terms of salary cap space this offseason. Below you’ll find lists of the players expected back on the roster, the team’s potential free agents and a number of insights about questions the franchise will face before the 2021 campaign.
In addition to a summary for each of the 30 teams (accessible in the link grid below), we’ve also tiered the top NBA free agents league-wide and published a general comparison of all teams’ cap space. Follow @SLAMnewswire on Twitter for constant offseason updates as we head into free agency.
Projected Roster Players
|Andre Drummond||$28,751,775||UFA, PO|
|Matt Mooney||Two-Way||Second Year 2W|
|Larry Nance Jr.||$11,709,091||Guaranteed|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||$1,717,981||Guaranteed|
Projected Free Agents
|Matthew Dellavedova||$14,411,250||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Channing Frye||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Nik Stauskas||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Tristan Thompson||$27,808,965||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Ante Zizic||$3,872,215||Cap Hold – UFA|
2020 NBA Draft Picks
|2020 Pick #5||$6,400,920|
- Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception – $9,258,000
- Bi-Annual Exception – $3,623,000
Key Offseason Decisions
- Does Andre Drummond stick to the plan of opting in? When the NBA was on hiatus, Drummond read the uncertain market and said he was going to opt in. That still remains the most likely course of action.
- Will Jordan Bell or Dean Wade stick? When the NBA resumed operations following the pause, the Cavs first moves were to sign Bell and Wade to non-guaranteed deals. Both were future-looking moves, so expect them both to go to camp with Cleveland.
Projected Team Salary
If Andre Drummond opts out, the Cavaliers could get to about $21.6M in cap space. However, it looks like Drummond will play it safe and opt in. That means Cleveland is likely to bring all their non-guaranteed players back and to retain their rights for their free agents. (@KeithSmithNBA)
Cap Space Forecast
-$60,267,868 (28th out of 30). $26,772,037 under the Luxury Tax.