Credit: AP-Scanpix
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Darius Garland signed a five-year, $193 million contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Darius Garland

Darius  Garland
Darius  Garland
MIN: 35.89
PTS: 21.83 (53.36%)
REB: 3.26
As: 8.54
ST: 1.33
BL: 0.1
TO: 3.7
GM: 70

Garland's agreement is the largest contract in franchise history and is the maximum rookie scale contract extension. The 22-year-old has shown steady improvement over his first three professional seasons and averaged 21.7 points, 8.6 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 35.7 minutes per game during the 2021-22 campaign, all the highest marks of his career.

Garland made a strong case to receive a rookie-scale extension, and he should receive consideration to earn the Most Improved Player award as well. The floor general became an All-Star in his third NBA season and took on a larger role as the team dealt with injuries, averaging 25.2 points and a league-high 10.8 assists per game after March 1.


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Points this season

Points made: 107,7
Accuracy: 46,8%
Place in standings: 25
Record max: 144
Record min: 82
Best scorer: Darius Garland