HoopsHype Kyrie Irving rumors

July 10, 2014 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that the team and Kyrie Irving have agreed upon and signed a contract extension. Per league and team policy, terms of the contracts were not released. “We couldn’t be happier to have Kyrie firmly at the core of our Cavaliers team and family for years to come,” said Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin. “He’s already proven he’s among the best in the NBA and we’re excited to watch his continued growth and success. To know that he is all in and shares our high expectations and championship goals is something we’re extremely proud of. It is a clear reflection of how we all view our future together, with Kyrie fully vested in this franchise and the city of Cleveland.” NBA.com

July 7, 2014 Updates
July 3, 2014 Updates

The Cavaliers sold Paul in the meeting on a core of Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins, Paul's client, Tristan Thompson, three first-round picks in 2015 and significant salary-cap space. For James, Cleveland would be a homecoming, the reversal of his infamous decision four years go. Yahoo! Sports

July 1, 2014 Updates

The meeting was held in a private room at a New York City restaurant. Irving was there with his father (Drederick Irving) and his agent, Jeff Wechsler. Gilbert led a group that included his partners Jeff Cohen and Nate Forbes. Along with them were General Manager David Griffin, head coach David Blatt and associate head coach Tyronn Lue. Both sides knew what would be the main meal after the food was served -- the possibility of Irving staying with the Cavs. By the time they assembled, it seems Irving was reasonably certain he'd sign the maximum deal. The Cavs wanted a five-year extension. Gilbert didn't want a repeat of 2006, when LeBron James agreed only to a three-year extension, the same tactic used by Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Fans now know why -- all three became free agents in 2010 and signed with Miami. Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Cleveland Cavaliers secured the most important piece of their future early Tuesday morning, when point guard Kyrie Irving agreed to a five-year, $90 million maximum contract that will be signed when the NBA free agency moratorium lifts on July 10. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the terms of the deal but spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because terms were not disclosed by the team. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert tweeted about the agreement not long after the team's meeting with Irving, breaking the news that an agreement was reached. USA Today Sports

Kyrie Irving: 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 Twitter

Blatt and Lue "were incredibly impressive," Irving's agent, Jeff Wechsler told Yahoo Sports. "That's what helped sell Kyrie on taking this deal." Irving has one year remaining on his current contract. He can't sign the extension, which will take him through the 2019-20 season, until July 10 when the league's free-agent moratorium ends. "Kyrie is looking forward to growing with the organization and city of Cleveland over the next six years," Wechsler told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski: Kyrie Irving intends to sign 5-year, $90 million extension with the Cavaliers, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Commitment came in meeting. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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