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Cavs’ Irving Not Thinking About Extension
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On August 10, 2013 @ 8:45 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Around the league, players refer to them as an “80 ball.” They are max contracts worth about $80 million for five years. John Wall has one now. Kyrie Irving might be next.
The Cavaliers can offer Irving a contract extension next summer, and provided he remains relatively healthy this season, they intend on making him a max offer. Now the market has been set by Wall, who was drafted No. 1 overall the year before Irving. Wall last month became the fifth point guard to sign a max contract, joining Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams.
Irving would be No. 6. He has an All-Star appearance — Wall does not — and Irving is generally regarded around the league as the better player. But he wasn’t interested in discussing his future Saturday at his basketball skills camp at Independence High School.
Asked directly if he would sign the full five-year extension with the Cavs next summer, Irving said, “I’m not really worried about that right now. Right now I’m focusing on the year ahead, my third year, then I’ll worry about that in the summer time.”
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