September 26, 2016 | 8:02 pm EDT Update
Cavs general manager David Griffin and coach Tyronn Lue were about 30 minutes late getting to the podium for the start of media day Monday. The reason: About 10 minutes before they were supposed to speak, Griffin received a phone call from Raymond Brothers, Mo Williams’ agent. Williams wasn’t going to make it out for training camp after all, Brothers told him. Williams had flip-flopped on his own decision to play for one more season and would in fact retire. “Throughout the summer … it was in debate on what Mo was going to choose to do,” Griffin said. “He vacillated a little bit, and so we were planning on this eventuality throughout.”
While Griffin said he felt “comfortable” with the Cavs’ current point guard situation — behind Kyrie Irving now is only rookie Kay Felder — the team has on its radar free agents Norris Cole, Mario Chalmers, and Kirk Hinrich. The Cavs have been in contact with all three players this summer, a source said, in anticipation of Williams’ move. But the team, at least at this point, is in no rush to sign one of them, preferring to let the 5-9, 21-year-old Felder get his feet wet in camp and see if Lue can work his rotation properly without them.
Dan Le Batard on the Chris Bosh situation: “(Chris Bosh) wasn’t fighting this recent report of him failing the physical, but he was absolutely distrustful of everything the Heat doctors were telling him. I don’t know what’s happening with him in terms of whether it’s bulletproof or delusion but at every point he was not trusting what it is that the doctors were telling him and he got his own people involved to double-check everything that the doctors were telling him.”