The Cleveland Cavaliers finally severed ties with General Manager Chris Grant, firing him on Thursday.
That thrust David Griffin into the tough spot as the interim General Manager of a team in turmoil.
On Sunday, Grant met with the media and told reporters he did not believe the Cavaliers have to make a trade before the deadline.
“I want to do that which puts us in the best position to be successful,” Griffin told reporters via Bob Finan of the News-Herald and Morning Journal. “We’ll analyze every opportunity and we’ll look for every opportunity that does that for us.”
Griffin also doesn’t expect the Cavaliers to be sellers.
“I don’t see how you get better and win more games selling,” Griffin explained. “We’re going to buy to the extent that it makes us better for the long haul. I don’t think we’re going to do anything that’s an act of desperation. I think we’re going to be willing to buy the right asset at the right price. We are dedicated 100 percent from top to bottom to getting better and that’s what we’re going to do.”
That’s easy to say now, but Luol Deng almost certain not to return, it could be difficult to pass on trades with the future in mind.