In the past 5 days, the Cavaliers have managed two front office home runs. The first home run happened on Thursday, June 26th when the Cavs took Andrew Wiggins #1 overall in the 2014 draft. (No Anthony Bennett type mistakes this year.)
The second home run happened early Tuesday morning when Kyrie Irving shook hands with Dan Gilbert and agreed to a 5-year, $90 million deal that will keep him in Cleveland until mid-2019.
These two major milestones for the Cleveland management team will surely be a hit for the fans and hopefully translate to some magic on the actual court.
A new cast including Kyrie Irving and Andrew Wiggins boasts promising times for Cleveland fans. The big question is; will Kyrie actually play up to his contract? He had a dip in production compared to his 2012-2013 campaign and has a lot to prove in the upcoming season, especially with his nearly $100 million dollar deal. (Don't pull a Carlos Boozer, Kyrie!)
Also, how will he adjust to the advisement of new coach David Blatt? How will he adjust to the new Canadian sensation in town? There's a lot of questions for Kyrie ahead but at this point he as to provide a lot of answers. $90 million worth.
Kyrie seems up to the task though. Here's his reaction to the verbal agreement:
I'm here for the long haul Cleveland!!! and I'm ecstatic!! Super excited and blessed to be here and apart of something special.#ClevelandKID— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) July 1, 2014