HoopsHype David Griffin rumors

August 5, 2014 Updates

LeBron James met with new Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt and new general manager David Griffin in person for the first time Tuesday as he prepared for the upcoming season, sources told ESPN.com. James has been extremely busy since announcing his decision to sign with the Cavs last month, going on promotional trips for Nike to Brazil and China while also shooting a movie in New York. James met face-to-face with team owner Dan Gilbert before announcing his free agent choice but had communicated with Griffin and Blatt by telephone and text. ESPN.com

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Really? It was “the guy.” That’s it. LeBron — it reminds me of that Superman movie, the last one, when he comes down and sees Lois Lane, and he says, “I’m always around.” LeBron is part of Ohio, and part of Cleveland, and Akron. So when you’re thinking about anything, if there’s the slightest possibility that he would come back, then he’s always around. He’s in the collective thought process. Grantland

July 7, 2014 Updates

If LeBron James ultimately decides to return to the Cavaliers, it won’t be because of a mysterious plane that landed Sunday evening in South Florida. Contrary to popular belief, Zydrunas Ilgauskas was not on that plane. Neither were Cavs General Manager David Griffin nor owner Dan Gilbert. Akron Beacon Journal

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One free agent target for the Cavs is expected to be Channing Frye, who played for Phoenix last season. General Manager David Griffin likes big men who can shoot. Griffin also was with the Suns when Frye was brought to Phoenix. The 6-foot-11 Frye averaged 11.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and shot .432 from the field (.370 on 3-pointers). Frye fires away from outside, 432-of-778 field goal attempts were 3-pointers. He is an unrestricted free agent, and has a relationship with Griffin. Cleveland Plain Dealer

June 24, 2014 Updates

Cleveland general manager David Griffin had decided to choose 7-footer Joel Embiid with the No. 1 pick, sources told ESPN.com. However, that changed when it was discovered that Embiid needed surgery on his foot that could sideline him for much of -- if not his entire -- rookie season. ESPN.com

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Earlier Monday, Yahoo Sports reported that Gilbert had offered Kentucky coach John Calipari a seven-year, $60 million deal to serve as president and coach of the team. ESPN put the numbers at $80 million for 10 years. Calipari turned the offer down and signed a seven-year, $52 million deal with Kentucky. Gilbert declined to address the report saying, "It does the franchise no benefit by commenting on coaching search rumors.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

June 7, 2014 Updates

It's possible the Cavs will hire a rookie head coach, but I wouldn't bet on it. The mandate for new General Manager David Griffin is to make a serious playoff run. A safe guess is that he'll pick between Alvin Gentry, Lionel Hollins and Vinny Del Negro -- three established coaches. There will be another round of interviews for the three veterans and some others in the next week or so, these with owner Dan Gilbert. The Cavs want to have a coach in place for the June 26th draft. Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 30, 2014 Updates

Cavs GM David Griffin has a difficult decision to make between the 7-foot Embiid and a pair of contrasting forwards: Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. Multiple sources insist that the Cavs favor Embiid as long as the medical info regarding the back injury that kept him off the court in March checks out clean. ESPN.com

May 22, 2014 Updates

David Griffin's phone started buzzing immediately after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night. And the calls weren't all to offer congratulations. The Cavaliers' general manager says teams throughout the league already were contacting him about potential trades for the No. 1 pick, something he'll think long and hard about leading into the June 26 draft. "I actually got calls right afterward, while I was standing there doing media," Griffin said Wednesday during an interview on ESPN Cleveland's "The Really Big Show." "Teams were already reaching out and texting, so I think it will be an active period of time." ESPN.com

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"I think it's not necessarily limited to three names that are more highly hyped," Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said. "We've got to do a more thorough evaluation of all of the guys to know that we're not doing something too quickly. When you're looking at the guys who have all the hype they have that because of their upside and athleticism. There's more to it than just those three guys that people talk about." Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 17, 2014 Updates

One of the people with General Manager David Griffin at the NBA combine was James Posey, the former NBA forward. A product of Twinsburg, Posey was an assistant coach with the Canton Charge. Griffin has a high opinion of Posey and he could be a candidate to be an assistant here. It depends on the new head coach, but Posey has the respect of the front office. Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 16, 2014 Updates

Cleveland general manager David Griffin says the Cavaliers are not close to hiring a new coach. Griffin says the Cavs "don't have a real specific timetable" and doesn't "anticipate anything happening anytime soon." There had been reports that the Cavaliers might meet with candidates during the NBA draft combine this week. But Griffin says "nothing along those lines" has happened. ESPN.com

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