Cavaliers pick up options of Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Cavaliers pick up options of Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson

Cavaliers pick up options of Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson Cavaliers pick up options of Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson

The Cavaliers exercised the options for next year on guard Kyrie Irving and forward/center Tristan Thompson.

"Kyrie and Tristan exemplify what we want to be as a team and franchise, both as players and as people," said Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant. "They are dedicated, hard-working, talented individuals and we're looking forward to their continued growth and success here in Cleveland as Cavaliers."

The reigning Rookie of the Year, Irving, appeared in 51 games in 2011-12, averaging 18.5 points on .469 shooting, 3.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 30.5 minutes per game.

Thompson played in 60 games (25 starts) and averaged 8.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.0 block in 23.7 minutes per game on his way to being named to the All-Rookie Second Team.

Powered by Frankly