Griffin has done a wonderful job of surrounding superstar LeBron James with the necessary pieces to compete for championships since he returned home, and as a result, the Cavs have reached the NBA Finals the past two seasons. The organization has benefitted from his diligent work in identifying what is needed at certain times within a campaign, and he has been applauded for not shying away from making big decisions or bringing in big name players.
One of those decisions was parting ways with former head coach David Blatt and replacing him with the more favorable and current main man Tyronn Lue, a move that was both bold and brave but yielded the first championship in franchise history.
With the Cavs rejuvenating the careers of veterans Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, as well as bringing in high caliber names such as Deron Williams and Kyle Korver, Griffin has maneuvered his way into the intricacies of the team’s cap situation in order to bring in such talents.
Due to the success of the Cavs and the structure of the roster by Griffin, teams are circling for the services of the world champion general manager, two of the favorites being the struggling Orlando Magic who fired GM Rob Hennigan and also the Atlanta Hawks who are looking for a head of basketball operations position. Griffin has since informed the Cavs he is willing to listen to offers from other franchises.
Out of all this, Cavs fans do however get some good news – the franchise plans on re-signing Griffin long-term to a lucrative new contract.
Per Sam Amico, owner Dan Gilbert has reportedly told other organizations that he plans on re-signing Gilbert, and has every intention of keeping the hard-working executive. Griffin is greatly admired throughout the organization, with many people crediting him for the positive atmosphere and togetherness within the Cavs’ locker room.
If that wasn’t enough, team leader James has endorsed Griffin, telling ESPN that Griffin should definitely be offered an extension.
“It makes no sense why (Griffin) shouldn’t get an extension, he’s pulled every move. He’s tried to make every move happen, to better this team to be able to compete for a championship.”