On Wednesday afternoon, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert introduced Koby Altman as the franchise's new GM.
During the press conference, a reporter asked about Paul George.
After Altman declined to talk about specifics of a reported deal that nearly landed George in Cleveland, Gilbert chimed in.
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"I will say that Indiana could have done better than they did."
Shots fired at Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard!
Over the weekend, ESPN reported the following:
On the afternoon of June 30, the sides thought they had a deal. On a conference call between the teams, everyone tentatively agreed. George to the Cavs, Love to the Nuggets, Harris and other pieces to the Pacers, sources said.
Plans were put in place for a call to be arranged between George and Gilbert, an important step before the trade would become final, sources said. The front office began making other plans to complement George as free agency was about to begin.
But then Pritchard, who had been on the conference call when the deal was tentatively agreed to, sent the message that his team was backing out, sources said. There was no deal.
In the end, the Pacers shocked the basketball world by trading George to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.
Clearly, Mr. Gilbert is still upset with Mr. Pritchard...
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller