The Cleveland Cavaliers are building their team against star Kyrie Irving, who has one of the brightest futures out of the young players in the league, but there has been some discussion about whether or not Irving will seek his five-year contract extension worth $80 million next summer when he becomes eligible.
Irving isn’t focused on thinking about his contract heading in to the season and he made it very clear that he is just worried about helping the team win now.
“I’m not really worried about that right now. Right now I’m focusing on the year ahead, my third year, then I’ll worry about that in the summertime,” Irving said. “Right now I’m a Cavalier. This is where I am. All that future stuff, I’m not really worried about.”
The Cavaliers plan on keeping Irving as their centerpiece for the future, but if he does not take an extension when it is eligible the team will need to be worried about whether or not they will be losing another No. 1 overall pick to a better championship contender.
Hopefully for the Cavs and their fans, that won’t be true, but you never know how things will play out.
For now, the Cavs fans need to just focus on the present and enjoy Irving while he is in uniform.