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Interim GM says Cavaliers looking to add players before trade deadline

Kyrie Irving has averaged 21.6 points and 6.3 assists a game for the Cavs this season. (David Liam Kyle/National Basketball/Getty Images) Kyrie Irving has averaged 21.6 points and 6.3 assists a game for the Cavs this season. (David Liam Kyle/National Basketball/Getty Images)

Cleveland Cavaliers interim general manager David Griffin says that the team will look to add players at the trade deadline despite being four games out of a playoff spot, according to Bob Finnan of The News Herald.

The Cavaliers fired general manager Chris Grant last week after the team failed to play up to expectations and high-profile signing Andrew Bynum had to be traded. Griffin, who will hold the GM position for the remainder of the season, said the team will be buyers with an eye towards long-term goals over short-term.

“I don’t see how you get better and win more games selling,” Griffin said. “We’re going to buy to the extent that it makes us better for the long haul."

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The Cavaliers have won their last two games after losing six straight.

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