Cavaliers' starting lineup costs more than entire teams' rosters
You can criticize Dan Gilbert all you want, but the man lives up to his word. The Cleveland Cavaliers owner has committed $100 million to his five-man starting lineup this
You can criticize Dan Gilbert all you want, but the man lives up to his word.
The Cleveland Cavaliers owner has committed $100 million to his five-man starting lineup this season—more than 18 NBA teams' entire rosters:
Cavs' starting lineup (Irving-Smith-LeBron-Love-Thompson) will make about $100M..more than 18 teams' entire rosters, including Warriors— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) October 15, 2016
The Cavaliers' salary and luxury tax is estimated to be $160 million this season. Even after Cleveland won its first championship as a franchise last season, Gilbert has remained committed to bringing yet another title to the Cavaliers this season.
Over the past year alone, he has given Tristan Thompson a five-year, $82 million deal and signed LeBron James to a three-year, $100 million deal which will pay him a record $33.3 million during the 2017-18 season. After a long contract stalemate, J.R. Smith was recently signed to a four-year, $57 million deal.
As evidenced by their luxury tax situation, the Cavaliers are all-in for the 2016-17 season.
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