LeBron James is still peeved about the decisions of Dan Gilbert this offseason. The Cleveland Cavaliers let highly respected General Manager David Griffin walk away and are still looking to replace him.
James is unhappy that Griffin is gone, but especially because the GM was close to improving the roster with a big trade. USA Today reports the following:
Further exacerbating James’ frustration is the Cavs were close to making a deal for then-Chicago Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler the day Gilbert decided to mutually part ways with Griffin and Redden, two people familiar with negotiations told USA TODAY Sports. They requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the negotiations.
Butler would have added another young superstar that can play tremendous basketball on both sides of the court. The Cavaliers letting him go to the Minnesota could be remembered as the big regret that ended James’ second tenure in Cleveland if he leaves next season.