Cavs Sign Point Guard

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight talks at a news conference in Warsaw about the challenges of playing the late Pope John Paul II in a U.S. movie that opened in cinemas in Poland, the Pope's homeland, on Friday, March 3, 2006.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed guard Brevin Knight to a contract extension on Monday.

Terms were not disclosed.

Knight has averaged 9.2 points, 8.1 assists and 2.2 steals per game in his career. The third-year point guard broke a bone in his left hand in April and missed much of last season.

Knight has led the Cavaliers in assists in 97 of his 119 games.

"We are very pleased to have extended Brevin's contact," said Jim Paxson, vice president and general manager.

"His leadership both on and off the court and his community involvement is an asset to the Cavs and northeastern Ohio," Paxson said. "Through his hard work and guidance, he has made himself and those around him better."

Knight was a first-round selection in the 1997 draft, picked 16th overall by the Cavaliers.

Under the NBA rookie salary scale, Knight was signed in 1997 out of Stanford to a three-year deal worth $2.73 million, including $791,100 in his first NBA season.

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