Last summer, LeBron James left the Cavaliers, but the team in the 2018-19 season
The total salary is as high as 124 million.
But this is not the end, because the 2019-20 season has not yet started, and the Cavaliers’ guaranteed salary this summer has reached 134 million.
The main reason for the high total salary of the Cavaliers is that there are 6 players on the team with an annual salary of more than 10 million yuan, and Love’s salary next season will be as high as 28.9 million.
Earlier, the league announced that the salary cap for the 2019-20 season is 109 million, and the luxury tax line is 132 million. That is to say, the Cavaliers will face the problem of paying the luxury tax before playing a game in the new season.
The problem is that the Cavaliers are not even a playoff team. Their main task next season may still be to obtain high-level draft picks and clear salary space through poor performance, so the top priority now is to save money.
Recently, Cavaliers general manager Kobe Altman accepted an interview with the media and also said: “We will definitely explore what we can do about it… There is a pain threshold in doing this (transaction), it will allow us to bear the luxury tax, the NBA’s
The rest of the teams know that we are facing the pressure of the luxury tax, and my duty is to avoid the luxury tax.” At the same time, Altman also mentioned the idea of avoiding the luxury tax, that is, trade or layoffs.
For now, it is hard to say who will be traded, but layoffs may happen at any time.
In the summer of 2016, the Cavaliers signed a 4-year 57 million contract with JR-Smith. His salary next season is 15.6 million, but only 3.87 million of this contract is guaranteed.
will be converted to full coverage.
In other words, as the date of June 30 is getting closer, Zhan Huang’s little brother may be laid off at any time. After all, he can save more than 10 million.