Richard Jefferson

Enjoy Title Now, Cavs Fans, Because Owner Dan Gilbert's Bill For It Soon Will Come

Enjoy Title Now, Cavs Fans, Because Owner Dan Gilbert's Bill For It Soon Will Come

There is something important to consider as the Cavaliers line up to accept their rings Tuesday night and fans cheer the championship banner raised to the rafters: Success in this league is fleeting. Cherish this moment. Even with this talent and Dan Gilbert's checkbook, hard financial decisions are looming.

The Cavs are on pace to enter foreign waters next season, even by Gilbert's lofty spending habits. At their current rate, they will be slapped with the dreaded repeater tax status for 2017-18, when the tax threshold is projected to rise to $122 million.

The Cavs have nearly $124 million committed to their top eight rotation players: LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie...

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