Cavaliers give Irving an extension

2014-cavs-irving01-360

CLEVELAND, OH (TheSpread) – The Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping to entice LeBron James to return home, and strengthened that cause on Thursday by signing Kyrie Irving to an extension.

View NBA Finals Odds

The team announced on Thursday that they agreed to a five-year, $90 million extension with Irving, the former No. 1 pick.

The 6-3 point guard averaged 20.8 points, 6.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game last season for Cleveland. Irving shot 43 percent from the field and 86 percent from the line. He now averages 20.7 points per game for his career.

Having a piece like Irving gives the Cavs some hope in landing LeBron James. It appears that James is deciding between Cleveland and Miami, as the Cavaliers are now among the favorites to win next season’s NBA title.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Cleveland currently has 8/1 odds to win next season’s title. But, those odds are all based on the possibility of LeBron signing. The Miami Heat are still listed as favorites at 5/1, while the Spurs have 6/1 odds.

Bet on NBA Futures Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

NBA Headlines

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone and star Nikola Jokic have been ejected after Malone stepped onto the court during play to confront referee Rodney Mott about a no-call.
    Mott...
  • ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic has decided to end their annual summer league.
    Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said Sunday the trend of NBA teams playing in the Las...
  • PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia 76ers guard will miss another two to three weeks as he recovers from soreness in his right shoulder.
    The Sixers said Fultz's return to action will be determined...
  • TORONTO (AP) Washington Wizards guard John Wall will miss Sunday's game at Toronto because of a sore left knee, but coach Scott Brooks said he there's a ''great chance'' the four-time All-Star wil...
  • NEW YORK (AP) Kevin Durant is missing Golden State's game against Brooklyn on Sunday night because of a sprained left ankle.
    Durant scored 27 points Saturday night as the Warriors rallied for...

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Hawks vs. Spurs Prediction The San Antonio Spurs are nearly double-digit home favorites tonight against the visiting Atlanta Hawks. Will the Spurs cover the big number or will the Hawks keep it...
Thumbnail Clippers vs. Knicks Prediction Will the struggling Los Angeles Clippers fall once again when they visit the New York Knicks tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET? The Clippers are...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Mavericks Pick Are the Boston Celtics going to win a 16th straight game and cover the spread tonight at the Dallas Mavericks? Game time...
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Pelicans Pick Are the New Orleans Pelicans going to protect their home court tonight when they welcome in the Oklahoma City Thunder...
Thumbnail Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies Pick Are the Portland Trail Blazers and host Memphis Grizzlies play a defensive, low-scoring game tonight...

NBA Team Pages