The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to tie down star man Kyrie Irving to a new multi-year deal, according to the Morning Journal.
Irving has been one of the major plus points for the struggling Cavs this season, averaging 21.1 points and 6.2 assists per game as well as achieving All-Star honors.
But he is eligible for an extension this summer as his rookie contract reaches the end of it's third year.
And after impressing during his two seasons in the pros the Cavs are expected to offer Irving a new five-year contract extension rumored to be worth $80 million.
The Cleveland franchise have suffered in the post-LeBron era and are clearly wary of allowing their new prized asset to leave the team in similar circumstances.
Irving is yet to commit his long term future to the Cavs but did recently come out to refute reports suggesting he wanted to leave the franchise in the near future:
"Sick to my stomach with all these rumors and accusations. Can I play without media guessing at my life and putting B.S. out for the headlines.
"It brings nothing but negativity to the team and portraying me as something I'm not. I don't want or need the attention, so it can stop now," he wrote on Twitter, April 5.
Irving is clearly a top rated talent and the Cavs would do well to secure him to a new extension, but with the 22-year-old continuing to develop he may soon want to play his basketball with a team that has a chance of winning - which, unfortunately for Cavs fans, rules them out just now.
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