All signs have been pointing to trouble with the Cleveland Cavaliers for some time now. The signing of Andrew Bynum was a big flop, Kyrie Irving reportedly wants out of town and now the firings have begun.
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavs have fired General Manager Chris Grant. This comes after a 16-33 start and all of the above mentioned problems in Cleveland. Grant was hired back in the summer of 2010 and the Cavs went 80-199 during his tenure. Obviously, that’s not going to cut it.
So is this the start of big changes in Cleveland?
It certainly could be. The Cavs have to make changes, simply because what they’ve been doing, isn’t working. This was a team that was expected to make the playoffs this season and maybe even upset a team or two. It was supposed to be a ‘next level’ type of year, but it just hasn’t worked out.
All is not lost in 2014 for the Cavs, but things need to turn around in a hurry. Will they make some type of deal at the deadline? It’s possible, but who knows where the team’s head is at right now without a GM?
First and foremost, Cleveland has to make sure it keeps Irving. He’s the franchise player and they’ve got to keep him happy. From there, they’ll just have reassess the talent that surrounds him. Obviously, the current group of players isn’t getting the job done.