Feb 5, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving sits on the bench in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers to shake up roster after GM change?


The Cleveland Cavaliers fired general manager Chris Grant early Thursday morning and Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders believes the timing wasn’t coincidental.

Grant, who had been at the helm of the Cavaliers organization for the past few seasons made questionable decisions over and over and apparently with the team floundering, he wasn’t going to be given that opportunity with the NBA’s trade deadline approaching.

So what does the change do? According to Kennedy, David Griffin (the interim general manager) won’t have any attachment to players on the current roster and will be more open to making a move with them as opposed to Grant.

Now that Grant has been fired, what’s next for the Cavaliers? The timing of the move – two weeks before the trade deadline – suggests that changes could be coming in Cleveland. A new general manager won’t have any attachment to the players that Grant brought in to Cleveland. That means the Cavs could be shaking up their roster very soon.

Even before Grant was fired, the Cavaliers were expected to be relatively active come the trade deadline. Now with Grant gone, that seemingly has only added more fuel to the fire.

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  • Letterman007

    They have to do something to right the ship and hopefully this is step one!! This firing alone is not going to solve the problem !! There needs to be some player changes and no one is immune! if Brown wants to keep his job, which is VERY questionable right now, he better crack the whip and start punishing the players with lack of playing time until they start working hard in practice and THE WHOLE GAME, not just minutes or quarters! They need to come out on fire and stay that way for the entire four quarters and OT if necessary!!

  • J Taylor

    Currently they are 5 1/2 games out of LAST PLACE in the east.
    And the front office knows that they won’t get any more “help” during the upcoming draft from Silver.

    At this point, the front office must take a hard look at the future and make some very difficult decisions. Their focus needs to be on the future and making the playoffs in 2014.
    #1 priority – Trade Waiters.
    #2 priority – Make Trades to Acquire legitimate talent. (Most Free Agents won’t willingly sign up for the “Cleveland Experience”.