There has been rampant speculation in recent weeks when it comes to the Cleveland Cavaliers and what they plan on doing at the deadline. After firing general manager Chris Grant last week, the team has been at the center of numerous trade rumors, including many that have Dion Waiters leaving town.
Former GM Chris Grant was shopping Waiters before he got fired, but new GM David Griffin has reportedly told Waiters he’s absolutely not going to be traded and that he should go out and have fun on the court.
Griffin told players to have fun, quit feeling stressed. And told Irving and Waiters that #Cavs have no plans to trade either, sources say.
— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) February 13, 2014
This is either a genuine effort to reduce stress for Waiters or it’s the team trying to distract him from the needle they’re jamming into his backside, telling him that everything is alright and there’s nothing to be afraid of.
Cleveland may end up being quiet at the deadline, and Griffin telling the most popular trade chip on the team that he’s not being traded seems to suggest this.