Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas says that he's sticking with his preseason plan not to opt out of his contract at the end of the season.
He also said that he wants to remain in Cleveland past next season.
"I want to stay here, so I don't see a good reason to opt out," Ilgauskas said. "But I am confident I can play beyond this contract and continue to be a contributor for a few more years."
Ilgauskas is scheduled to make $11.5 million next season, so it makes sense for him to forgo opting out. However, he could opt out and sign a longer contract with the Cavaliers, if they are willing.
"I'm not sure about doing an extension, maybe it is something we'll talk about after the season," Ilgauskas said. "It's hard to guess because you never know when your legs are going to go out. But I'm feeling good."