Report: Cavs will not pick up 4th-year option on Ante Zizic
The Cleveland Cavaliers won’t be picking up the $3.8 million fourth-year option on Cavs center Ante Zizic’s contract, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN.
The Cavs won’t be picking up the $3.8 million fourth year option on Ante Zizic’s contract, league sources told ESPN. Zizic came over to the Celtics in the Kyrie Irving trade two years ago. He will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) October 30, 2019
Zizic is currently recovering from plantar fasciitis. The Cavs believe he will miss at least four weeks of action.
In 91 games with the Cavs, Ante Zizic has career averages of 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 58.3 percent from the field and 70.8 percent from the free-throw line.
All-Star power forward Kevin Love is the best player on the Cavs, but Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Jr. and Cedi Osman are the players Cleveland is building around for the future. In the second post-LeBron James era, the Cavs actually have some nice young pieces on the roster.