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26-18 • 6th in EASTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: J.B. Bickerstaff
VENUE: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse - 1 Center Court, Cleveland, OH 44115
CAPACITY: 19,432
NAMEPOSAGESALARYHTWTCOLLEGE
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#26
Brandon Goodwin
PG26$99,3806' 0"180 lbsCENTRAL FLORIDA
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#16
Cedi Osman
SF26$8,050,0006' 7"230 lbsN/A
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#2
Collin Sexton
SG23$6,349,6716' 1"190 lbsALABAMA
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#10
Darius Garland
PG21$7,040,8806' 1"192 lbsVANDERBILT
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#32
Dean Wade
PF25$1,782,6216' 9"228 lbsKANSAS STATE
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#9
Dylan Windler
SF25$2,239,2006' 6"196 lbsBELMONT
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#21
Ed Davis
C32$2,641,6916' 9"218 lbsUNC
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#4
Evan Mobley
PF20$8,075,1607' 0"215 lbsUSC
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#35
Isaac Okoro
SF20$6,720,7206' 5"225 lbsAUBURN
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#31
Jarrett Allen
C23$20,000,0006' 11"243 lbsTEXAS
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#0
Kevin Love
PF33$31,300,0006' 8"251 lbsUCLA
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#8
Lamar Stevens
PF24$1,517,9816' 6"230 lbsPENN STATE
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#24
Lauri Markkanen
PF24$15,690,9097' 0"240 lbsARIZONA
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#1
Rajon Rondo
PG35$4,858,3096' 1"180 lbsKENTUCKY
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#3
Ricky Rubio
PG31$17,809,5246' 2"190 lbsN/A
TOTAL Cavaliers SALARY: $134,176,046
Cavaliers SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Cavaliers Roster Status

The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't do too much in the offseason. As a matter of fact, their biggest addition came in the form of fifth overall pick Isaac Okoro. The Cavs also brought on JaVale McGee -- fresh off a championship with the Los Angeles Lakers -- to add some much needed depth to their front court.

Cleveland, however, lost a key cog to their squad in Tristan Thompson, who decided to sign with the Boston Celtics as a free agent. Nonetheless, Andre Drummond (exercised $28.8 million player option) and Kevin Love -- both of whom were rumored to be on the trading block -- will remain with the Cavs for at least another year.

Cleveland currently has a lot invested in their young and very promising core. Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, and Kevin Porter Jr. enter the new season with renewed hopes both individually and for the Cavs as a unit as well. Guys like Larry Nance Jr. and Cedi Osman will likewise play key roles for the squad in 2020-21.

The Cavs enter the new season with a starting five of Sexton and Garland as their two guards, Okoro at the three spot, and the duo of Love and Drummond representing a fearsome frontcourt. Nance, Osman, McGee, and Damyean Dotson -- another offseason free agent signing -- are expected to have a lot of run with the second unit.

One important thing to note is that Drummond is currently in the final year of his current deal.

cleveland cavaliers Team Analysis

Who Did The Cavaliers Recently Sign?

Cleveland most recently signed Thon Maker to a training camp (Exhibit 10) contract, as the team looks to add even more depth to their front court. The 7-foot big man, who spent last season with the Detroit Pistons, will look to impress in camp in order to secure a spot on the Cavs' final roster.

Aside from Maker, the Cavs also signed 6-foot-5 shooting guard Damyean Dotson on a two-year deal worth $4 million. Last season with the New York Knicks, the 26-year-old averaged 6.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 17.4 minutes off the bench.

Who Are The Cavaliers Targeting In Free Agency?

The Cavs weren't very active in free agency, with their biggest offseason move thus far coming in the form of Andre Drummond exercising the player option of his current deal for the 2020-21 season.

Cleveland also signed free agent point guard Matthew Dellavedova to a one-year extension worth $2.2 million. Damyean Dotson, who plied his trade with the New York Knicks last season, was also brought in on a two-year, $4 million deal. Finally, big man Thon Maker signed an Exhibit 10 contract for training camp, but has yet to be guaranteed a spot on the roster.

The Cavs aren't exactly a prime destination for free agents, but they were linked to names such as Derrick Jones Jr., Josh Jackson, Christian Wood, Jabari Parker, and even Davis Bertans.

Who Did The Cavaliers Most Recently Trade For?

The Cavs further added to their already formidable front court by trading for three-time NBA champ JaVale McGee from the Los Angeles Lakers. In exchange, Cleveland sent Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie to the defending champs. The Lakers also sent over a 2026 second-round pick to the Cavs as part of the deal.

Last season with the Lakers, McGee served as the squad's starting center, averaging 6.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 16.6 minutes per contest. The 32-year-old is set to earn $4.2 million next season in what will be the final year of his current contract.

What Is The Best Cavaliers Roster Of All-Time?

There have been a few memorable lineups in the history of this franchise, but there's no denying that the greatest of them all is the one that went all the way to win the chip in 2016.

LeBron James was at the helm of that squad, backed up by his fellow Big 3 companions in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith rounded out the starting five, while other key players off the bench included Matthew Dellavedova, Iman Shumpert, Timofey Mozgov, Richard Jefferson, and Mo Williams.

What Is The Cavaliers' Salary Cap?

Cleveland's salary cap situation for the 2020-21 season basically revolved around Andre Drummond and his decision to opt into the player option of his current deal for the coming campaign. This comes out to the tune of $28.8 million, which, given the uncertainty brought about the pandemic, was pretty much a no-brainer for Drummond.

Drummond's decision to stay on board significantly affected the Cavs' salary cap flexibility, and it also had a lot to do with Cleveland letting Tristan Thompson walk away and sign with the Boston Celtics for $19 million for two years.

With the Cavs' limited cap room, they will need to focus on the development of their young and promising players. That's actually not a terrible thing with guys like Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Jr., and now Isaac Okoro all in the mix.

Top cleveland cavaliers Roster Questions

Who Did The Cavaliers Recently Sign?

Cleveland most recently signed Thon Maker to a training camp (Exhibit 10) contract, as the team looks to add even more depth to their front court. The 7-foot big man, who spent last season with the Detroit Pistons, will look to impress in camp in order to secure a spot on the Cavs' final roster.

Aside from Maker, the Cavs also signed 6-foot-5 shooting guard Damyean Dotson on a two-year deal worth $4 million. Last season with the New York Knicks, the 26-year-old averaged 6.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 17.4 minutes off the bench.

Who Are The Cavaliers Targeting In Free Agency?

The Cavs weren't very active in free agency, with their biggest offseason move thus far coming in the form of Andre Drummond exercising the player option of his current deal for the 2020-21 season.

Cleveland also signed free agent point guard Matthew Dellavedova to a one-year extension worth $2.2 million. Damyean Dotson, who plied his trade with the New York Knicks last season, was also brought in on a two-year, $4 million deal. Finally, big man Thon Maker signed an Exhibit 10 contract for training camp, but has yet to be guaranteed a spot on the roster.

The Cavs aren't exactly a prime destination for free agents, but they were linked to names such as Derrick Jones Jr., Josh Jackson, Christian Wood, Jabari Parker, and even Davis Bertans.

Who Did The Cavaliers Most Recently Trade For?

The Cavs further added to their already formidable front court by trading for three-time NBA champ JaVale McGee from the Los Angeles Lakers. In exchange, Cleveland sent Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie to the defending champs. The Lakers also sent over a 2026 second-round pick to the Cavs as part of the deal.

Last season with the Lakers, McGee served as the squad's starting center, averaging 6.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 16.6 minutes per contest. The 32-year-old is set to earn $4.2 million next season in what will be the final year of his current contract.

What Is The Best Cavaliers Roster Of All-Time?

There have been a few memorable lineups in the history of this franchise, but there's no denying that the greatest of them all is the one that went all the way to win the chip in 2016.

LeBron James was at the helm of that squad, backed up by his fellow Big 3 companions in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith rounded out the starting five, while other key players off the bench included Matthew Dellavedova, Iman Shumpert, Timofey Mozgov, Richard Jefferson, and Mo Williams.

What Is The Cavaliers' Salary Cap?

Cleveland's salary cap situation for the 2020-21 season basically revolved around Andre Drummond and his decision to opt into the player option of his current deal for the coming campaign. This comes out to the tune of $28.8 million, which, given the uncertainty brought about the pandemic, was pretty much a no-brainer for Drummond.

Drummond's decision to stay on board significantly affected the Cavs' salary cap flexibility, and it also had a lot to do with Cleveland letting Tristan Thompson walk away and sign with the Boston Celtics for $19 million for two years.

With the Cavs' limited cap room, they will need to focus on the development of their young and promising players. That's actually not a terrible thing with guys like Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Jr., and now Isaac Okoro all in the mix.