It seems as though any team that has had a front office opening since the season ended has taken Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin into consideration. While Griffin has not yet been granted permission to talk to other teams, he is still without a contract beyond this season. Meaning teams who are fond of the work he’s done with the Cavs can begin to picture what he could do for their franchise.
But the other interesting news from this report is that the Cavs and Griffin have recently had some discussions about a new contract. There hadn’t been many signs of that recently, and there’s reason to hope for a new deal to be done in the near future. Additionally, the Hawks and Magic - two teams with interest in Griffin - have formally signed executives to the role Griffin would have filled.
Griffin and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert have spoken about continuing their partnership in recent days, sources said, though no agreement was reached. The two sides could potentially get serious about a new deal between the Eastern Conference Finals and NBA Finals, time permitting. Or further discussion could wait until after the playoffs are over.
If the team could sign Griffin to a new deal before the NBA Finals it would be a load off the mind for many. He has brought stability to one of the more dysfunctional front offices in the association and has shown he can handle the pressures that come with a LeBron James team. Signing Griffin to a new deal would bode well for the team’s ability to keep the championship window open for as long as possible.