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Cavs Exercise Option on Pavlovic

November 1, 2005

CLEVELAND (AP) _ The Cleveland Cavaliers exercised the fourth-year contract option on Sasha Pavlovic on Monday, a move that will keep the swingman with the club through the 2006-07 season.

Pavlovic averaged 4.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 65 games last season for the Cavs, who traded a first-round draft pick to the Charlotte Bobcats for the 21-year-old on June 2004.

``Sasha is a talented young player,″ Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry said. ``With continued hard work, Sasha can play an important part in our team’s future.″

Pavlovic, from Serbia-Montenegro, was originally selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2003 draft by Utah and has averaged 4.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 144 career games.

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