Cavs exercise options on Irving, Thompson

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The Cleveland Cavaliers exercised their third-year contract options on guard Kyrie Irving and forward/center Tristan Thompson.

The reigning rookie of the year, Irving averaged 18.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 51 games last season. Thompson played in 60 games, averaging 8.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks.

"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."
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