David Griffin’s contract situation now causing unrest within Cavs
With the 2017 NBA Finals now in the rear-view mirror, one of the biggest storylines surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers is the future of General Manager David Griffin, whose contract is set to expire on June 30.
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, this pending situation has created a cloud over the franchise because of the uncertainty around a solution to the situation.
The lack of resolution in Griffin’s situation with the NBA draft just four days away and free agency commencing in 16 days is starting to cause some unrest within the ranks in Cleveland.
“Insanity,” a source told ESPN of the Cavs’ front-office situation.
The fact that there is no current dialogue surrounding a new contract on both sides should create some level of concern. His deal is set to expire in less than two weeks and it could put him on the open market to be picked up by another franchise.
Griffin has been a big part in helping put together a championship caliber team over the last three years with three straight trips to the NBA Finals including the franchise’s first title. He also helped acquire All-Star forward Kevin Love while adding other supporting pieces such as J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver.
That said, there had been previous reports that Griffin was in line to receive a significant pay raise in a new deal from the Cavaliers. With still a couple of weeks until his deal is up, it’s enough time to work things out on both sides.