Kyrie Irving approached trade request the right way, says former Cavs GM David Griffin

Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said Monday that Kyrie Irving showed courage by asking for a trade.

“He handled the situation exactly like he was supposed to,” Griffin said Monday on ESPN’s The Jump. “He went to (Cavs owner) Dan Gilbert privately, told him that he thought he would be happier somewhere else.

“The absolute worst thing this guy could have done was pretend to be all in and sink the ship from within. Most guys don’t have the courage to do what he did.”

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Griffin said he thought Irving would end up getting traded, but would not speculate on where the Cavs All-Star point guard might go. He said both sides would be better if Irving were traded.

“This is a guy whose list included really good coaching situations — Brad Stevens and (Gregg) Popovich. This is a guy who recruited LeBron (James), Article source:

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