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.