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05:32 PM ET 08.10 | Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving said he's not worried about receiving a contract extension in light of John Wall's new max contract with the Washington Wizards. Irving recently dismissed a rumor that he was looking to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers when his contract was up. I'm sure the fans of Cleveland let out a sigh of relief, hoping he wouldn't do them like LeBron James did a few seasons ago. The superstar said today that he's excited about what the Cavaliers did during the offseason, which included them drafting Anthony Bennett with their No. 1 overall pick in the draft and signing free agents Jarrett Jack and former Los Angeles Laker, Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum.

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August 10, 2013  08:57 PM ET

No, but Cleveland fans should be. They remember the last time a player wasn't worried about his contract talks with the Cavs.

I think Irving will sign with the Cavs.

August 10, 2013  09:49 PM ET

"Irving recently dismissed a rumor that he was looking to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers when his contract was up"...

The kiss of death, also known as "We can still be friends!"

August 10, 2013  09:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Irving recently dismissed a rumor that he was looking to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers when his contract was up"...The kiss of death, also known as "We can still be friends!"

LOL.

August 10, 2013  09:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Irving recently dismissed a rumor that he was looking to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers when his contract was up"... The kiss of death, also known as "We can still be friends!"

Good call............

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August 10, 2013  10:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

who has the best handle in the league?Kyrie Irvingname me the NBA All Stars that were under 21ShaqKobeLebronKGIsiahand KYRIE IRVINGwho had one of the best rookie seasons shooting wise in NBA history?Kyrie Irvingwho won last years 3 pt contest by destroying his opponent in the final round?Kyrie Irvingwho won rookie of the year his rookie year?Kyrie Irvingwho already has 7 game winning shots in just 2 seasons of play and excels in crunch time?Kyrie IrvingWho is going to finish top 5 in the MVP this year and get his team to the playoffs in his 3rd year- the same year LeBron, Durant and CP3 got their teams to the playoffs?Kyrie Irvingwho is going to be the best point guard in the league sometime within the next 3 seasons?Kyrie IrvingWho has a bunch of good young teammates that will grow with him and form the core of a very good team for years to come with guys like Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson, Sergey Karasev, Tyler Zeller?Kyrie IrvingWho is one of the top 10 players in the league and the best player to enter the draft since Durant?KYRIE IRVING






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August 11, 2013  12:22 AM ET

The key will be Bynum's health!

August 11, 2013  03:42 AM ET

he cant sign a max extension till next summer-

IF i were Kyrie i would want to see how the team does- if the plan goes as it is supposed to he will be in Cleveland for the long haul- if it doesnt it would not surprise me if he signed a 3 year deal instead of a 5 year deal

we shall see

the Cavs have him for 3 more years under their control- and no one has ever turned down the max after their rookie deal- so all in all- he will be in Cleveland for atl east 6 more years...if not 8.....

August 11, 2013  03:45 AM ET

that is...unless he is the first player in the history of the NBA to play out the restricted tender....then it would be only 3 years ....

If the Cavs plan works and everything progresses as planned, he will sign the same extension Wall just did-

if not, he will do the Love deal- 4 years with a 3rd year opt out.....

either way. KI has a 99,9% chance of being in Cleveland at least 6 years and a core of Thompson, Waiters, Bennett etc.

August 11, 2013  03:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The key will be Bynum's health!

ehh....well...it would seem that way...

but Bynum is on a 2 year deal....

there is no way possible Kyrie can even leave the Cavs for 3 years even if he does what no player has ever done and play on the restricted tender after receiving a max offer-

while Bynum being a big time contributer might help the case a little- he is on a 2 year deal- he might be gone before Kyrie is even close to being eliglbe for free agency

I think it would be more improtatn to see progress from Waiters, Thompson, Bennett, Karasev, Zeller etc.....

August 11, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Try To Stay Healthy, Bro.

August 11, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

...The kiss of death, also known as "We can still be friends!"

The comment that's sold more beer than damn near any other...

August 11, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

he cant sign a max extension till next summer-IF i were Kyrie i would want to see how the team does- if the plan goes as it is supposed to he will be in Cleveland for the long haul- if it doesnt it would not surprise me if he signed a 3 year deal instead of a 5 year dealwe shall seethe Cavs have him for 3 more years under their control- and no one has ever turned down the max after their rookie deal- so all in all- he will be in Cleveland for atl east 6 more years...if not 8.....

Now, it's wait & see?

LOL.

August 11, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

who has the best handle in the league?Kyrie Irvingname me the NBA All Stars that were under 21ShaqKobeLebronKGIsiahand KYRIE IRVINGwho had one of the best rookie seasons shooting wise in NBA history?Kyrie Irvingwho won last years 3 pt contest by destroying his opponent in the final round?Kyrie Irvingwho won rookie of the year his rookie year?Kyrie Irvingwho already has 7 game winning shots in just 2 seasons of play and excels in crunch time?Kyrie IrvingWho is going to finish top 5 in the MVP this year and get his team to the playoffs in his 3rd year- the same year LeBron, Durant and CP3 got their teams to the playoffs?Kyrie Irvingwho is going to be the best point guard in the league sometime within the next 3 seasons?Kyrie IrvingWho has a bunch of good young teammates that will grow with him and form the core of a very good team for years to come with guys like Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson, Sergey Karasev, Tyler Zeller?Kyrie IrvingWho is one of the top 10 players in the league and the best player to enter the draft since Durant?KYRIE IRVING

Cool KI is the best thing to happen on earth. Sign him that max deal and be happy.
Don't cry when his knees buckle down every year for 30-40 games.

August 11, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

who has the best handle in the league?Kyrie Irvingname me the NBA All Stars that were under 21ShaqKobeLebronKGIsiahand KYRIE IRVINGwho had one of the best rookie seasons shooting wise in NBA history?Kyrie Irvingwho won last years 3 pt contest by destroying his opponent in the final round?Kyrie Irvingwho won rookie of the year his rookie year?Kyrie Irvingwho already has 7 game winning shots in just 2 seasons of play and excels in crunch time?Kyrie IrvingWho is going to finish top 5 in the MVP this year and get his team to the playoffs in his 3rd year- the same year LeBron, Durant and CP3 got their teams to the playoffs?Kyrie Irvingwho is going to be the best point guard in the league sometime within the next 3 seasons?Kyrie IrvingWho has a bunch of good young teammates that will grow with him and form the core of a very good team for years to come with guys like Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson, Sergey Karasev, Tyler Zeller?Kyrie IrvingWho is one of the top 10 players in the league and the best player to enter the draft since Durant?KYRIE IRVING

Did you move to Cleveland?? Fro Magic to Lakers to Cavs???

August 11, 2013  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

who has the best handle in the league?Kyrie Irvingname me the NBA All Stars that were under 21ShaqKobeLebronKGIsiahand KYRIE IRVINGwho had one of the best rookie seasons shooting wise in NBA history?Kyrie Irvingwho won last years 3 pt contest by destroying his opponent in the final round?Kyrie Irvingwho won rookie of the year his rookie year?Kyrie Irvingwho already has 7 game winning shots in just 2 seasons of play and excels in crunch time?Kyrie IrvingWho is going to finish top 5 in the MVP this year and get his team to the playoffs in his 3rd year- the same year LeBron, Durant and CP3 got their teams to the playoffs?Kyrie Irvingwho is going to be the best point guard in the league sometime within the next 3 seasons?Kyrie IrvingWho has a bunch of good young teammates that will grow with him and form the core of a very good team for years to come with guys like Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson, Sergey Karasev, Tyler Zeller?Kyrie IrvingWho is one of the top 10 players in the league and the best player to enter the draft since Durant?KYRIE IRVING

LT?

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...lol

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August 11, 2013  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Cool KI is the best thing to happen on earth. Sign him that max deal and be happy.Don't cry when his knees buckle down every year for 30-40 games.

he has not hurt his knees yet....just a string of minor injuries the Cavs had him sit out in order to protect him and get higher in the lotto

many of those "injuries" he would have played through as just normal bumps and bruises if the Cavs were actually tying to win- instead of get a better pick in the lotto

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