Cleveland Cavaliers agree five-year extension with Garland
The Cleveland Cavaliers and guard Darius Garland have agreed to a five-year, $193 million contract extension, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday.
The extension is the maximum a player can have added to his rookie contract and could be worth a reported $231m.
The deal is the largest in franchise history.
Garland scored 21.7 points per game last season and averaged 8.6 assists, helping to guide Cleveland to a resurgence.
With a 44-38 record, 2021-22 was the Cavs' first winning season without LeBron James since 1997-98.
Garland, 22, is now locked into a promising young core that includes 21-year-old Evan Mobley and 24-year-old Jarrett Allen in the frontcourt.
The Cavs drafted Garland fifth overall in 2019, and the point guard was named to his first All-Star team last season.