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New GM: Sinking Cavs will ... buy

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07:32 AM ET 02.10 | Welcome to the NBA frontlines, David Griffin. [Griffin] has been thrust into the position as Cavaliers acting general manager. "It's not easy," Griffin said. "But I wouldn't have wanted to do it otherwise. From the greatest adversity is great opportunity. Sure, this isn't an easy situation. ... When asked if the Cavs were going to be buyers or sellers, it was clear cut. "I don't see how you get better and win more games selling," Griffin said. "We're going to buy to the extent that it makes us better for the long haul. I don't think we're going to do anything that's an act of desperation. I think we're going to be willing to buy the right asset at the right price. We are dedicated 100 percent from top to bottom to getting better and that's what we're going to do."

The News Herald

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February 10, 2014  07:48 AM ET

Feel sorry for you because nobody wants to play in Cleveland.

February 10, 2014  08:21 AM ET

Gotta like a guy who's optimistic and ready to seize an opportunity. But a culture change takes time. And make no mistake - a culture change is needed in CLE.

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February 10, 2014  08:40 AM ET

I'm so glad they are 100% dedicated and not 99%. What a line of BS. They say whatever they can to keep the faithful Cavs fans interested.

February 10, 2014  08:41 AM ET
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i dont even know where to go here....its the same situation in NY....it just sucks

It certainly does. Both teams ownership and management are dismal.

February 10, 2014  08:42 AM ET
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Gotta like a guy who's optimistic and ready to seize an opportunity. But a culture change takes time. And make no mistake - a culture change is needed in CLE.

The problem is they ALL are. They say what is expected not what is true. Grant said all the "right" things when they hired him.

February 10, 2014  08:44 AM ET

Imagine the fan fallout if they said they were going to be sellers? Sell what? The only guys that have value are Irving, Thompson, and Varejao and the latter 2 have limited value. Half the team has no value at all.

February 10, 2014  08:45 AM ET
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It certainly does. Both teams ownership and management are dismal.

It's disheartening when the people who run your team have zero credibility. Take is from a Mavs fan who lived with Ross Perot Jr. running the ship down here.

People can bash Cuban all they want but he completely changed the culture of the Mavericks. It's hard to quantify that statement beyond wins and losses... you had to be here through those bad times to truly appreciate where we are now.

February 10, 2014  08:46 AM ET

They want to be buyers but who would sell to them or who are they using to buy?

February 10, 2014  08:55 AM ET

They have to be buyers to show Kyrie that Cleveland is worth re-upping on that contract. Cleveland has had bad luck and average draft picks, and questionable hiring of a coach.

Turner, Asik are probably the main players in discussion.

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February 10, 2014  09:01 AM ET
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They want to be buyers but who would sell to them or who are they using to buy?

They will probably try to sell everyone except Kyrie for the right offer. The other thing they have is draft picks. Bennett I think will be ok in a few seasons but they have too many future lottery selections coming up that will hurt developing them all. They need stability at the SF and center position and not sure Deng will stay.

February 10, 2014  09:18 AM ET
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They will probably try to sell everyone except Kyrie for the right offer. The other thing they have is draft picks. Bennett I think will be ok in a few seasons but they have too many future lottery selections coming up that will hurt developing them all. They need stability at the SF and center position and not sure Deng will stay.

So they're basically both buyers and sellers.

February 10, 2014  09:35 AM ET
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It's disheartening when the people who run your team have zero credibility. Take is from a Mavs fan who lived with Ross Perot Jr. running the ship down here. People can bash Cuban all they want but he completely changed the culture of the Mavericks. It's hard to quantify that statement beyond wins and losses... you had to be here through those bad times to truly appreciate where we are now.

Despite the "Cuban has really messed this up" meme here in FN, any franchise like the Cadavs would be lucky to get an owner like him. Mavs were once the Cavs of Texas.

February 10, 2014  09:36 AM ET
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So they're basically both buyers and sellers.

Have to trade something. The biggest asset they have is a draft pick. The rest of the players are just filler material to get a trade done.

February 10, 2014  09:37 AM ET
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They have to be buyers to show Kyrie that Cleveland is worth re-upping on that contract. Cleveland has had bad luck and average draft picks, and questionable hiring of a coach.Turner, Asik are probably the main players in discussion.

Correction: below average draft picks.

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February 10, 2014  09:44 AM ET

There Is A No Return Policy, Bros.

February 10, 2014  09:55 AM ET
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Despite the "Cuban has really messed this up" meme here in FN, any franchise like the Cadavs would be lucky to get an owner like him. Mavs were once the Cavs of Texas.

Morning Sitt.

Cuban will always do what he can to make his team better. He broke up his championship team but had good intentions. He was in the market for guys like DWill, D12 and CP3. He tried to get some long term talent.

 
February 10, 2014  09:55 AM ET
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Good point...morning sittwhen you have idiot owners ( as a Knicks fan, I feel well qualified to give analysis here), you really have no chance

lol

Morning Box.

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