The Cavaliers exercised fourth-year contract options for Darius garland and Dylan windler, as well as the third year option for Isaac okoro, the team announced in a Press release. All option decisions cover the 2022-23 season.
The moves lock in wages of $ 8,920,795 for Garland and $ 4,037,278 for Windler, both of whom will be eligible for rookie-wide extensions next summer. Okoro will receive $ 7,040,880 in 2022-23 and will be eligible for an extension during the 2023 offseason, assuming Cleveland also resumes their fourth-year option.
Garland, the fifth pick in the 2019 Draft, showed tremendous improvement in his second NBA season and is seen as a cornerstone for the Cavaliers’ future. He averaged 17.4 points and 6.1 assists last season while shooting 39.5 percent from three points and got three votes in the most improved player ballot.
Windler was hampered by injuries early in his NBA career as he missed his entire first season and only played 31 games in 2020-21. He’ll need a solid performance this season to show he’s worthy of a long-term investment.