Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised the
third-year contract options on guard Kyrie Irving and forward/center Tristan
Irving was the first overall pick of the 2011 draft and earned Rookie of the
Year honors last season. Thompson also had a strong rookie campaign after the
Cavs selected him with the fourth overall pick.
"Kyrie and Tristan exemplify what we want to be as a team and franchise, both
as players and as people," said Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant. "They
are dedicated, hard-working, talented individuals and we're looking forward to
their continued growth and success here in Cleveland as Cavaliers."
In 51 games last season, Irving averaged 18.5 points, 5.4 assists and 3.7
rebounds, while Thompson started 25 of the 60 games he played and averaged 8.2
points with 6.5 rebounds.
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