Cavs flying to New Jersey to offer Kyrie Irving the max

Members of the Cleveland Cavaliers front office are flying to New Jersey on Monday in order to meet star point guard KYRIE IRVING and offer him a maximum contract extension as soon as the team is allowed to, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard.

It was reported weeks ago that the Cavs would try to get this done as soon as possible in July. Despite the fact a late-May report indicated Cleveland might not be willing to invest heavily in Irving, the only sound decision here was always to lock him up for as long as possible. The Cavs could have legitimate doubts about his defense and his leadership, but he has franchise-player talent and the team needs stability in the worst way. Even if it costs $90 million over five years.

It has been a rocky few seasons for Cleveland, but with Andrew Wiggins and David Blatt on board things are starting to look up. Extending Irving’s contract would be another step in the right direction.

Written by Catfish Hughes

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