The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly busy with trade talks with the Pacers for Paul George, and the Bulls for Jimmy Butler. However, their front office had a little shakeup. GM David Griffin will not return to the team, the Cavs announced on Monday. Griffin, who was the GM in Cleveland for three years, could not agree to a contract extension with the team. According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Griffin and Cavs’ owner Dan Gilbert could not come to an agreement about the future of the team.
With Griffin out, ESPN NBA analyst Chauncey Billups could be a candidate for the job of President of Basketball Operations, according to Wojnarowski.
Also, according to Wojnarowski, the turmoil in the Cavs front office has caused issues in terms of trade talks with other teams. This is not the time to have front office issues. With the draft and free agency around the corner, Cleveland may need to move fast in terms of hiring their new GM.
Busy times in Cleveland!!
The Cavs' statement on David Griffin: pic.twitter.com/BRkxoTmBBA
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 19, 2017