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Cavaliers building on momentum; LeBron next?

Cavaliers building on momentum; LeBron next?

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving celebrates after making a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Cleveland won 103-94. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have some momentum. Maybe even enough to get LeBron James back.

Shortly after free agency opened Tuesday, the Cavs agreed to terms on a new five-year contract extension with Kyrie Irving, a deal that locks up the All-Star point guard for six years. It also puts to rest notions he was unhappy with the Cavs or they didn’t see the 22-year-old as a cornerstone player.

Irving’s deal, along with the recent hiring of new coach David Blatt and selection of swingman Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, has raised the Cavs’ profile.

Cleveland appears to be in line to make a strong pitch to James, who is a free agent for the second time. James never rejected the possibility of a return.
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