Cavaliers exercise option on G-F Pavlovic

The Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday exercised their fourth-year contract option on swingman Sasha Pavlovic.

Pavlovic, who is receiving just over $1.27 million this season, will be paid slightly more than $1.96 million for the 2006-07 campaign.

The 19th overall pick of the 2003 draft by the Utah Jazz, Pavlovic was dealt to Cleveland by the Charlotte Bobcats on June 23, 2004, for a future first-round pick.

Sasha, in 144 career games with 23 starts has averaged 4.8 points and 1.6 rebounds.

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