Kevin Love said all during the NBA Finals that he would re-sign with the Cavs. It appears that he was telling the truth, and Love will reportedly sign a max deal for $110 million. The stretch 4 wants to win a championship, and playing next to Lebron helps those chances more than any other team or option.
The Cavs didn’t stop with just Love, and it appears they will also offer big man, Tristan Thompson a contract for $80 million over five years. Thompson and Love essentially both play the 4, but in a different fashion. Thompson isn’t a stretch 4 like Love, he is more of a rebounder and a defender who can both shot block and jump out on a the high pick and roll.
The big money for Thompson isn’t just from his solid play in the NBA Finals, he is also signed to agents Rich Paul and Mark Termini from Klutch Sports aka Lebron’s agents home.
Iman Shumpert announced via his instagram that he would resign with the Cavs. It has been reported to be a 4 year $40 million dollar deal with the 4th year as a player option.
Cavs are approaching $240 million in new salary commitments, and that doesn’t include Lebron in what will probably be a $22 million dollar deal.
It looks like JR Smith might be on the outside looking in, but after his tragedy of a Finals it doesn’t surprise anybody.
Mike Miller has opted into his $2.8 million contract for the 2015-16 season with the Cavs. Miller is clearly just one of Lebron’s guys getting a paycheck and keeping ‘the king’ happy as he as past his prime 3 years ago.
The Cavs also offered an extended qualifying offer to Matthew Dellavedova, but there has not been word back on if the backup point guard turned starter turned almost NBA Finals hero will re-sign.
Dellavedova played in 67 games last season, 13 of them as a starter, averaging 4.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 20 minutes a game, hitting a career-best 40.7 percent from 3-point range. But in the playoff run to the NBA Finals, the Aussie averaged 7.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists in nearly 245 minutes a game, filling in for injured KYRIE IRVING in the championship series.
Della also became a fan favorite and his jersey was surprisingly among the top 15 of all jerseys sold.