CINCINNATI: The Cavaliers picked up the fourth-year options on Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson and the third-year options on Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller today, the team announced. The moves are not a surprise and it's more a paperwork formality.
The option years are for the 2014-15 season. Irving and Thompson will be eligible for contract extensions beginning next summer.
Irving will make about $7.5 million next season and Thompson will make about $5.4 million. Waiters will earn about $4 million and Zeller will make about $1.7 million.