Cavs Part Ways with David Griffin

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cleveland_cavaliersMarquette, MIJune 20, 2017 – This week leading up to the 2017 NBA Draft, which takes place this Thursday evening, has been one for the ages. We’ve seen Boston trade the #1 overall pick when everyone thought Markelle Fultz was a lock to the Celtics. He is now a virtual lock to the Philadelphia 76ers, who traded up to the #1 spot.

We’ve seen rumors of both Paul George and Jimmy Butler involved in trade talks to be sent to Cleveland. Cleveland presumably looking to add an all-star perimeter defender and scorer to counter the powerful offensive force that is the Golden State Warriors.

And now, in a rather unprecedented move, the Cleveland Cavaliers have parted ways with General Manager David Griffin one year removed from orchestrating the team that brought Cleveland its first ever NBA Championship.

The move is very surprising since there was a lot of chatter that the Cavs were looking to make a big move before the draft. Both owner Dan Gilbert and Griffin cited “differences in the vision of the organization’s future” for the reason the team and Griffin parted ways. Griffin’s contract was due up on June 30th.

It’s going to be very interesting to see how this plays out for the Cavs, but coming off a Finals loss to the Warriors, the mood seems grim in Cleveland.