On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced they have exercised the fourth-year team options on guard Kyrie Irving and forward Tristan Thompson in addition to the third-year team options on guard Dion Waiters and center Tyler Zeller.
Irving was the first overall pick in the 2011 draft by Cleveland and posts career averages of 20.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.3 steals in 32.8 minutes through 110 games. He was a 2013 NBA All Star and won the Three-Point Contest that weekend. Last season he averaged 22.5 points on .452 shooting, 3.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.5 steals in 34.7 minutes in 59 games.
Thompson was selected with the fourth overall pick by the Cavaliers in 2011 and posts career averages of 10.2 points and 8.2 rebounds in 28.1 minutes through 142 games. Last season he averaged 11.7 points on .488 shooting, 9.4 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 31.3 minutes.
Waiters was the fourth overall pick by Cleveland in the 2012 draft and averaged 14.7 points on .412 shooting, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.0 steal in 28.8 minutes last season. He was also named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team this past season.
Zeller was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 17th overall pick but was later acquired by the Cavaliers in a draft day trade. He averaged 7.9 points on .438 shooting and 5.7 rebounds in 28.0 minutes. That performance earned him the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team honors this past season.
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