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Cavs can offer Irving an extension next summer
One could bill next July as the Summer of LeBron II.
But as far as the Cavaliers are concerned, their most pressing need might be signing All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to a contract extension.
The Cavs can offer Irving an extension in July 2014, undoubtedly for maximum dollars.
Heat forward LeBron James could become an unrestricted free agent if he opts out of his deal, as expected. The Cavs will likely make a run at signing James, too.
But first things first.
Irving, the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft, wouldn't commit to signing a max extension next summer with the Cavs. That doesn't mean he won't sign an extension. He just tip-toed around it when asked about it Saturday morning at the Kyrie Irving Basketball Pro-Camp at Independence High School.
"I know it's your job to ask about it, but I'm not really worried about that right now," he said. "I'm going to focus on my third year and worry about that in the summertime."
He's well aware that one of his peers, point guard John Wall, recently signed a five-year, $80 million extension with the Wizards.
"I'm excited for him," Irving said. "We grew up together coming up the ranks. We were both guys who weren't rated at the top coming out of high school. We both burst onto the scene.
"He's the first guy to get a max deal out of all of us who came through the AAU scene. It was surreal for him."