Mike Gansey Rumors

Altman and assistant general manager Mike Gansey are currently in Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament. Gansey was posted at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first day. Both members of the front office who spearhead Cleveland’s draft efforts were also on the road for conference tournaments last weekend. Sources say Gansey was in Nashville for the SEC Tournament watching Arkansas guard Moses Moody, Tennessee’s Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer, the Kentucky kids — BJ Boston and Isaiah Jackson — as well as LSU’s Cameron Thomas.
Altman and assistant general manager Mike Gansey are currently in Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament. Gansey was posted at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first day. Both members of the front office who spearhead Cleveland’s draft efforts were also on the road for conference tournaments last weekend. Sources say Gansey was in Nashville for the SEC Tournament watching Arkansas guard Moses Moody, Tennessee’s Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer, the Kentucky kids — BJ Boston and Isaiah Jackson — as well as LSU’s Cameron Thomas. According to sources, Altman also made multiple trips to Orlando’s G League Bubble, seeing Ignite stars Jonathan Kuminga and Jalen Green.
Sources say the Cavs contingent will be general manager Koby Altman, assistant GM Mike Gansey and head coach J.B. Bickerstaff. The Cavs are also planning to dine with Toppin as part of their visit, allowing them to get to know him better on a personal level. According to sources, the Cavs began that introductory process on Thursday with a virtual interview. “He’s a great kid. Came across really well,” a source said.

Cavs among teams to have scouted LaMelo Ball

Wiggins: Who do you believe the Cavs will target in next years draft? What position could it be? Chris Fedor: Next year’s draft already? Training camp hasn’t even started. It’s like you’re an executive, always looking ahead. Assistant general manager Mike Gansey spent time recently in Tasmania watching LaMelo Ball, R.J. Hampton and Terry Armstrong. Ball and Hampton are both getting plenty of exposure and could be lottery picks. Speaking of that, the Cavs will only have a first-round pick if they finish in the bottom 10. This is the second straight year that they head into the season clinging to a top 10 protected draft pick. Otherwise, it goes to the New Orleans Pelicans, who acquired the pick from Atlanta in a draft night deal. As for which position they would target, I would say not a guard?
Culver, one of a few players in the mix for the Cavaliers’ No. 5 pick, also had dinner with key members of the organization — general manager Koby Altman, assistant GM Mike Gansey, head coach John Beilein and assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff. When given enough time, the Cavs consider the dinners and sit-downs a valuable opportunity for the braintrust to get know the prospect as a person and gauge how he would fit into the culture they are trying to instill.
Some members of the staff had an inkling Beilein might’ve been involved in some NBA openings of late, but any suspicions were based on guesswork. Two sources noted that Beilein was still going full-tilt on the recruiting trail. That said, it was also no secret that the Cleveland job was open and that Beilein has deep ties to Cavaliers assistant general manager Mike Gansey, who played for Beilein at West Virginia. Given Beilein’s dalliance with the Pistons last summer, it came as little surprise that he was interested in the NBA. It was a stunner, though, that he was both offered and accepted the job in total secrecy.