David Griffin took over control in Cleveland when the Cavs fired Chris Grant earlier this year, and his positive interactions with staff and players could result in an offer to stick around beyond this season, a source tells Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Let’s round up a few more rumors surrounding Griffin and Grant:
- Griffin’s solid performance at the helm of Cleveland’s operations still won’t stop the team from hiring a big-name executive if they get the chance, Kyler passes along in the same piece. However, the lack of available heavyweight executives probably means Griffin’s job is safe.
- Grant, on the other hand, might struggle to find a GM gig. Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio passes along that one league executive said the former Cavs boss is considered “a buffoon around the league: Dishonest, incapable and full of (beans).“
- Terry Pluto of the Plain Dealer thinks Griffin’s presence has been a huge factor in the Cavs’ turnaround this season and definitely proves he’s capable of GM duties. Pluto hears Griffin felt very strongly that the team should draft Dion Waiters, and Waiters’ success has made Griffin look wise.