Cavaliers sign top pick Irving

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed rookies Kyrie Irving and

Tristan Thompson.

The team said it finalized the contracts for the Nos. 1 and 4

picks in this year’s draft on Friday before the first training camp

practice. Financial terms on the deals were not immediately


Irving, who left Duke after just one injury-shortened season, is

expected to take over as the club’s starting point guard. The

Cavaliers are trying to decide what to do with veteran guard Baron

Davis, who reported to camp amid speculation the team may use the

new “amnesty clause” in the collective bargaining agreement to

waive him and clear room under the salary cap.

Earlier, coach Byron Scott said he – and not Davis – is the

perfect mentor for the 19-year-old Irving.