The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off three straight finals appearances, and the team’s first ever NBA Championship. However, there is some uncertainty in Cleveland at the moment.
The Cavaliers decided to part ways with GM David Griffin. Sources say LeBron wasn’t consulted on the move and that it caught him off guard. Other Cavaliers players were stunned by the move as well.
LeBron tweeted “If no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland! Thanks for what you did for the team for 3 years! We got 1🏆”
Reports say that Griffin and Gilbert had different philosophies on the long term vision of the team.
The Cavs have interviewed Chauncey Billups for there vacant GM position and there is mutual interest between both parties.
Losing Griffin comes at a difficult time, as LeBron is set to become a free agent next year and there’s already talks of him leaving Cleveland for a second time. No one knows for sure what LeBron will do, but the Cavs must do all they can to keep LeBron happy.
Cleveland is also tying to rebuild its roster after losing to the Warriors in the NBA Finals in 5 games. Rumors have been swirling around that there trying to trade for either Butler or George.
The Cavaliers are in transition mode right now and the next few months will tell the story about the direction of the team. Griffin’s departure and LeBron’s free agency hangs a dark cloud around a team, that is looking to continue its dominance in the Eastern Conference.