Former Cavaliers GM David Griffin: Kyrie Irving’s trade request courageous
David Griffin has plenty of insight into handling Kyrie Irving.
What does the former Cavaliers general manager make of Irving’s trade request?
Griffin on ESPN:
I agree with Griffin.
I might value playing for a championship contender above all else. You might value playing for a championship contender above all else. Irving needn’t necessarily share our values.
He has seemingly been up front with the Cavs, and – far as we know – never threated to become unprofessional if they don’t trade him. Remember, Irving’s trade request stayed under wraps for weeks. It seems unlikely he or his camp leaked it.
I do wonder how Griffin would explain the situation if he were still running Cleveland’s front office, though. It’s easier to be understanding when Irving’s decision no longer affects you directly. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and new general manager Koby Altman struck a different tone about Irving’s request.