When the Cleveland Cavaliers fired vernal manager Chris Grant on Thursday it signaled that that major changes were likely in the very future for the Cavs. While firing head coach Mike Brown would be a drastic move, it appears that the Cavs are going to hold off on doing that for now. Instead, the next major change to the team seems to be that guard Dion Waiters will be traded.
For the last few weeks, more and more stories of Waiters not working with Kyrie Irving and the firing of Grant — the guy who drafted Waiters — seems to suggest that the Cavs are going to try and fix the problems caused in the front office any way they can.
Priority numbero uno for the Cavs is to keep Kyrie Irving happy and trading Waiters may help. Mike Wilbon speculated as much on Thursday’s episode of PTI and Jabari Davis from Basketball Insiders agrees.
We’ll have to wait and see what direction they go, but look for them to be active. Waiters needs a change of scenery. That appears to be completely obvious, but I’m just not sure what he can get you in return at this point. Plenty of teams on the market for additional contributors for a second-half push.
Davis admits that it’s possible for the Cavs to not trade Waiters simply because they may still value him enough to see if he can be forced to fit, but the changes are starting to come to Cleveland and Waiters has long been rumored to be on the block, it may be just a matter of time before he’s gone.