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David Griffin makes first statement on Cavs trade of Dion Waiters for Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith

The Cavs' General Manager sounds off.

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The Cavs made a big trade on Monday night, and it'll be awhile before we truly understand its implications. General Manager David Griffin has given his first statement after the trade:

This is standard boilerplate but it's true. Dion's been a part of the organization and the team had a lot invested in him. It's never fun to ship a top five pick out. Time will tell on how good Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith perform as Cleveland Cavaliers. It's hard to fault Griffin for the move, though.

And then there's this:

This sniping by a team once a player is gone is never that fun for me, but there have always been rumors about Waiters as a teammate. All that matters moving forward is the Cavs roster. It's going to be fun.