Former Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin joined ESPN and has spoken out about the news of Kyrie Irving requesting a trade from the team. This happening just weeks after Griffin shows how tough of a position the new Cleveland GM is in.
Griffin actually commended Irving on his desire to leave the Cavaliers:
“I don’t think this is youth and ignorance. This is a guy who handled the situation like he was supposed to. He went to Dan Gilbert privately, told him that he thought he would happier somewhere else. The absolute worst thing this guy could have done was pretend to be all in and sink the ship within. Most guys don’t have the courage to do what he did. So, that’s not youth and ignorance. That’s a little bit more courage than people give him credit for.”
Griffin has to be enjoying the mess the Cavaliers are in now after they let him walk.