Cavs And Garland Agree To Richest Contract In Team History
All-Star point guard Darius Garland and the Cavaliers have agree to a rookie-max contract extension worth $193 million dollars over five years.
It is the largest contract ever given to a player in franchise history.
Reportedly the contract could be worth up to $231 million dollars if Garland reaches the escalator clause in the deal by making one of the three All NBA teams for the 2023 season.
Garland, who is 22, was the the 5th overall pick by the Cavs in the 2019 NBA Draft and had a break out year last season averaging a career best 21.7 points per game while also handing out 8.6 assists per contest.
He and last year’s 3rd overall pick, Evan Mobley are considered the core pieces for a Cavs team expecting to make the playoffs in 2022-23.