Guys go down next to LeBron James year after year, yet …

Guys go down next to LeBron James year after year, yet very little has stopped the party since 2007 — and not at all since 2010. And while a whole lot of people got their knickers twisted when Cleveland temporarily braked the deal, the end result was as good as anyone in Northern Ohio could expect, given the complete lack of leverage the Cavaliers had once Irving’s trade demands and unhappiness became public. (No, Koby Altman’s future as a GM isn’t ruined; everyone around the league knows the straight jacket every Cleveland exec is in, with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert driving the bus. Hey, he paid for the bus; he can drive it if he wants. Altman did a hell of a job getting what he got.)

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Gilbert parted ways with general manager David Griffin on June 19, which baffled many after Griffin put together teams that reached three consecutive Finals and won one championship. “The narrative, I guess, that our front office is in disarray [comes] from the night Griff and I both sort of decided it didn’t feel right moving forward,” Gilbert said. “It had nothing to do with money. It had nothing to do with specific trades or players or anything like that, it’s just philosophically and culturally we had different views of how things were going to go forward.”

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The Magic interviewed several candidates for the job including Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond. The team was interested in hiring Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin for the position. Griffin had discussions about the job but never was able to formally interview because the Cavs did not grant permission and the Magic decided to move on.
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