With LeBron James’ free agency already more-or-less taken care of, the Cleveland Cavaliers can now focus on other roster needs as they prepare to defend their NBA championship.
According to GM David Griffin, don’t expect any major shakeups this summer.
Cleveland intends to keep its core intact heading ito next season.
“We do intend to keep this group together and see what we’re capable of,” Griffin said. […] Griffin’s comment, after rampant speculation about the future of power forward Kevin Love while Cleveland was slipping into a 3-1 hole before rallying against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, would appear to suggest Love will not be made available to interested trade suitors this offseason.
”I think our best basketball’s in front of us because we finally organically grew to the point that we were ready to achieve something together,” Griffin said. “And so I expect you’re going to see better play from Kyrie Irving, who I think took a huge jump both as an individual talent and a winner throughout these playoffs. [And] I think Kevin’s fit with us is much more clearly defined.”
The Cavaliers have six free agents — including face-of-the-franchise LeBron James, who is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract.