According to a Wednesday article from RealGM Wiretap, the Cleveland Cavaliers may be interested in re-signing guard Caris LeVert to a multi-year contract.
“Despite opportunities to trade LeVert ahead of this season’s trade deadline, Cleveland held onto the wing scorer,” the article read. “Now, with LeVert set to become an unrestricted free agent, the Cavaliers would like to re-sign him to a multi-year deal.”
Caris LeVert is in the final year of a three-year, $52.5 million contract he signed with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019 on his birthday. His 2022-23 cap hit reached just below $18.8 million, making him the third-highest player on the Cavs under guard Donovan Mitchell and center Jarrett Allen, according to Spotrac.
“No better feeling to start off Year 25,” LeVert wrote in a tweet after he signed the contract. “Brooklyn, I can’t wait for what’s next.”
Cleveland first brought in LeVert through a trade with the Indiana Pacers that sent him and a second-round pick to the Cavs in exchange for guard Ricky Rubio, one lottery-protected first-rounder and two second-round selections in 2022. The former first-round pick out of Michigan has since averaged 12.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and four assists per game in his 86 games with the Cavaliers. He took a scoring role off the bench after starting in Cleveland’s first 14 games of the season.
Caris LeVert, who played a critical scoring role in two playoff runs with the Nets, was already gearing up for what could be the Cavs’ first playoff spot since the 2017-18 season.
“I’m just trying to be more locked in,” Caris LeVert said, per Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. “Playoff time coming, and I know what that entails. I’ve been there a couple times, so I’m just trying to put myself in that mindset. My teammates give me a lot of confidence each and every night to just be myself, so they make it easy on me.”