Jan 9, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers cheerleaders perform during a game against the Atlanta Hawks at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers expected to make deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a new general manager heading their front office and he’s expected to make at least one deal before the clock strikes on the upcoming NBA trade deadline, this according to Cleveland.com.

Expect David Griffin to make some type of trade by Thursday’s deadline. The interim general manager believes the Cavs are close to a playoff team — three games out of the final spot thanks to the current four-game winning streak. Griffin also would love to have the interim title taken away from his name, and he works for an owner (Dan Gilbert) who wants his general manager to be aggressive.

It’s an understandable stance. The Cavaliers have some solid pieces and a few of their young players have recently stepped up. Add in another player of value and Cleveland shouldn’t have much problem making the postseason in the woeful Eastern Conference.

It also makes sense given Griffin wants to put his own stamp on the team and there’s no better time to do so than the present.

There was no mention of what players were being targeted, though it’s said the Cavs would like to add a perimeter threat.

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