The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their general manager Chris Grant last week and we’re starting to get a better idea of the chaotic final days on the job. Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports charted Grant’s demise in his latest piece, stating that Grant was pretty much Howard Hughes locked up in the Cavs front office, making outlandish trade calls and making outrageous claims like he invented the question mark.
Okay, maybe that last part isn’t true, but Woj notes that Grant was getting incredibly desperate and was throwing out ridiculously one-sided trades that proved he was over-valuing the talent he had assembled over the years. These trade offers included offering players for Andre Drummond, Anthony Davis as wells LaMarcus Aldridge.
Eventually, he spent his final months on the job calling teams and offering those overvalued young players in preposterous deals for marquee talents. LaMarcus Aldridge. Anthony Davis. Andre Drummond. Eventually, few executives had the inclination to listen to Grant’s pitches on one-sided deals.
This shows exactly why Grant was fired. It wasn’t because he was making embarrassing trade offers that had no chance of being accepted, it was that he clearly overvalued his players by a lot.
Grant is out now and the Cavs are trying to reset the clock, but it’s clear that things are crazy in Cleveland and that extends to all front offices, not just the one located inside the football stadium.
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