Members of the Cavaliers' front office flew to Kyrie Irving's hometown in New Jersey on Monday to offer the former Rookie of the Year a max deal of five years and $90 million, Chris Broussard of ESPN tweeted Monday.
The terms can't be formally offered until free agency begins at midnight July 1, but as ESPN Cleveland tweeted, the 22-year-old All-Star is expected to sign the extension. The deal is the max allowable under new collective bargaining agreement rules. Irving is expected to return next year to a roster that will feature No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins.
In his third year in Cleveland, Irving -- the All-Star game MVP in February -- averaged 20.8 points, 6.1 assists amd 1.5 steals as the Cavaliers narrowly missed the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. He's had some issues with durability in the past due to various injuries, but played in 71 games last season. He played in 51 and 59 games his first two season.
Sources: Cavaliers flying to NJ today to offer @KyrieIrving max deal (5 yrs, $90 million) on July 1— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 30, 2014