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Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Darius Garland has agreed to a five-year, $193 million designated maximum rookie contract extension that could be worth as much as $231 million, his agent, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, told ESPN on Saturday.
Garland’s deal is the richest in Cavaliers history and comes after a breakout third season that included him averaging 21.7 points and 8.6 assists per game, being named an All-Star for the first time and elevating the franchise into the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.
He is one of the cornerstones of a promising Cavaliers core that includes All-Star center Jarrett Allen and emerging star Evan Mobley.
Garland is supermax eligible if he makes one of the All-NBA’s first, second or third teams twice.
The No. 5 pick in the 2019 NBA draft, Garland helped the Cavaliers finish over .500 for the first time since LeBron James left in 2018.
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