ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard is reporting that the Cavaliers will indeed offer Kyrie Irving a 5-year maximum contract worth around $90 million dollars. If they do so, Irving could accept the deal any time after July 1st since it would be a max deal.
When asked to confirm or deny the Broussard report, the Cavs declined to do so because league rules prohibit them from commenting on contracts prior to the official start of NBA Free Agency which begins at 12:01am on July 1st.
Is the fourth year point guard out of Duke worth a max contract? That’s debatable, but if you believe “Uncle Drew” is, here are some reasons that support your argument.
He’s only 22 years old and considered by some, including LeBron James, as one of the top young point guards in the NBA.
This Cavs vs Blazers game a good one! @KyrieIrving & @Dame_Lillard 2 of the best young PG's. They can flat out GO!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 18, 2013
2012 NBA Rookie of the year when he averaged 18.5ppg – 5.4apg – 3.7rpg – 1.1st
2012 NBA All Rookie 1st Team
2-Time NBA All Star (2013-14)
NBA All Star game MVP (2014)
NBA All Star game scoring average of 23ppg.
NBA Rising Stars Challenge MVP (2012)
NBA 3-Point Shootout Champion (2013)
Career regular season scoring average of 20.7 ppg
One of only three Cavaliers in team history to average over 20ppg in his career (minimum 120 games). The other two players are LeBron James (27.8) and World B. Free (23.0).
Averaging nearly 6 assists (5.8) per game over his first three years in the NBA, with his assist total increasing in each of his three years in the NBA.
The Cavs have increased their win total in each year Irving has been with the team. (+2, +3, +9)
Career high 44 points vs Charlotte on 4-5-14 is the 11th highest single game point total in Cavs history.
Off the court he is a very marketable commodity that helps sell your team’s merchandise.
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