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Report: Cleveland Cavaliers sign Darius Garland to five-year rookie max extension

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports it is the largest deal in franchise history

CLEVELAND — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on July 1, 2022.

According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to an extension with NBA All-Star Darius Garland. 

Via Wojnarowski's Twitter, he stated that the extension is a five-year, $193 million maximum designated rookie contract. 

Klutch Sports Group CEO told ESPN that the contract could potentially be worth as much as $231 million. 

If the deal happens, it will mark the largest deal in the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise history.

The No. 5 2019 NBA Draft pick has been impressive and consistent during his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers so far. 

Garland is coming off of his best season yet with the Cavs. He averaged 21.7 points and 8.6 assists per game. His performance during the 2021-2022 season earned him a spot on the NBA All-Star team.

For his impressive stat line, Garland fell just shy of winning the NBA's Most Improved Player Award during the 2021-2022 season. Garland finished third in the voting, just behind Dejounte Murray of the San Antonio Spurs. 

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on June 15, 2022, when the NBA and Cleveland Cavaliers teamed up for a week of community outreach events. 

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