Feb 9, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson (13) and point guard Kyrie Irving celebrate a 91-83 win over the Memphis Grizzlies at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers will be buyers at trade deadline


When you fire your general manager after he’s run the future of your team into the ground, there needs to be drastic changes to try and reverse the damage. Chris Grant is out in Cleveland with David Griffin has stepped in as acting GM and wasting no time in laying out a plan to make the Cavs better right now.

According to Bob Finnan of The News Herald, the Cavaliers are not going to be the sellers that everyone is projecting them to be at the deadline, rather they’re going to be buyers.

“I don’t see how you get better and win more games selling,” Griffin said. “We’re going to buy to the extent that it makes us better for the long haul.”

Griffin has work to do in terms of winning back the fan base as well as just getting wins for the team. Many believe Luol Deng will be shopped, and if that’s what it takes to make a trade then it might happen. But the Cavaliers seem ready to turn this thing around now and being buyers at the deadline is not only surprising, but a good way to get competitive immediately.

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