David Griffin Rumors
“We are very fortunate to have a championship group together,” said Griffin. “One that has grown organically to trust, and sacrifice for one another – on and off the floor. At the core of that group is LeBron. His leadership, passion and tireless commitment are the hallmarks of our success and have inspired our entire franchise. His connection and dedication to his community and this fan base are absolute. We share his determination to win at the highest level and can’t wait to get back to work, together to defend our title.”
Smith, 30, the free-agent sharpshooter who is expected to re-sign with the Cavaliers to defend the 2016 NBA championship, married Jewel Harris in a ceremony outside of New York City in New Jersey, near his childhood home. Harris is the mother of his two daughters, Demi and Peyton, and the wedding was attended by several Cavs personnel – including general manager David Griffin and starting center Tristan Thompson, and Smith’s agent Rich Paul.
“RJ’s versatility on the court and leadership off it were core parts of our identity and success last year,” said David Griffin. “In many respects, his impact was greater as the stakes got higher. His NBA Finals performance is a testament to his dedicated, steady approach and his presence in our locker room throughout the year and postseason cannot be overstated. We’re very thankful he decided to continue his career and we know that his teammates appreciate what he brings to this team at a very deep level.”
“Ty took over our team under very trying circumstances and his calm, confident approach was invaluable as we found our way to success,” said Griffin. “His vision, leadership and tactical acumen were fundamental to us reaching our goals. We couldn’t be happier to have Ty continue to lead our group into the future.”