When the clock struck 12:01 a.m., the Cleveland Cavaliers' front office didn't waste any time meeting with Kyrie Irving in New Jersey to discuss his future with the team and offer him a max contract worth $90 million over five years. Less than two hours later, Irving must've liked what he heard because owner Dan Gilbert sent out the following tweet:
That tweet by Gilbert was followed up by a message from Irving's agent:
Agent Jeff Wechsler tells Yahoo: "Kyrie is looking forward to growing with the organization and city of Cleveland over next six years."— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014
And then, the man himself chimed in:
I'm here for the long haul Cleveland!!! and I'm ecstatic!! Super excited and blessed to be here and apart of something special.#ClevelandKID— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) July 1, 2014
With Irving all locked up, who should the Cavs go after next? Wait, we may already know the answer to that question.
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[via Dan Gilbert]