Cavs GM: ‘We do intend to keep this group together’
After his team claimed the first NBA title in franchise history, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin does not plan to make any major changes to the team’s roster, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.
This statement seems to shut down speculation that the Cavaliers could be open to fielding offers for forward Kevin Love, who averaged 14.7 points and 8.8 rebounds this postseason.
“We do intend to keep this group together and see what we're capable of,” Griffin said on the NBA Lockdown Insiders show.
Griffin also said that he expects point guard Kyrie Irving to take another step forward in his play next season.
“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 became the first team in NBA history to came back from 3–1 down in the Finals and win the series. Cleveland defeated the Golden State Warriors, who finished the regular season with an NBA–record 73 wins.