In the end, it all worked out.
The Cavaliers, as expected, offered Irving a max contract shortly after free agency began tonight. Whatever problems Irving had with Cleveland, he put them aside to make around $90 million.
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert:
Irving was already locked into a $7,070,730 salary for next season, the final year of his rookie-scale deal. Gilbert reveals other details of the contract.
In giving Irving a five-year extension, the Cavaliers make Irving their designated player. That means Andrew Wiggins would be limited to a four-year extension if Irving is still on the team in three years.
It also means, by rule…
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