Cavaliers sign top pick Irving
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed rookies Kyrie Irving and
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.