The Cleveland Cavaliers are not living up to their potential, and that’s putting things nicely. The team made a big trade to land Luol Deng earlier this month and haven’t quite popped in the East the way fans expected. This has lead to many thinking head coach Mike Brown has lost the locker room and has fans calling for trades to correct the issue before the season becomes lost.
Cleveland is already in serious danger of that as despite the big Deng trade, the Cavs sit at an abysmal 16-29 in the East and are showing no signs of picking things up anytime soon. But if you’re a fan expecting a trade, general manager Chris Grant says there aren’t any current plans to change the roster dramatically.
“Obviously, we added [Luol] Deng, which was a big trade and big position need for us, and he’s been fantastic,” Grant said. “Like anything else, this group is capable of doing better than how they’ve played recently during this stretch. But at the same time, yeah, we’re a team that’s always looking to improve ourselves. I’m never going to say we’re never going to do anything. That’s not our focus right now. Our focus is, ‘Hey, we’ve got some talent on this team and we’ve got to get them to play more consistent.”’
Grant isn’t saying that he’ll reject any trade that gets offered to the Cavs, but it’s clear that the team wants to try and figure out the talent that they have before panicking.