Dan Gilbert paid $166 million for the Cavaliers’ roster. Why won’t he pay a general manager?
It is quite hard to argue that Cleveland Cavaliers franchise owner Dan Gilbert is cheap. Or, at least, it was hard to argue that before Gilbert parted ways with his general manager David Griffin over what appears to be stalled contract negotiations.
In a heartbeat, like a drunk best man stumbling onto the stage for an extremely ill-advised speech about some moment he promised never to talk about, Irving took over the national conversation. Nobody saw this coming! There have been rumors before that Irving didn’t love playing in Cleveland and would prefer being his own star. But he’s also a 25-year-old who’s a heavy favorite for a fourth straight Finals appearance this coming year, at least had he stayed with the Cavaliers.
Irving’s four teams, for as much as they matter, are as follows: the Real Cheap Jerseys Spurs, the Timberwolves, the Knicks, and the Heat. Two are Western Conference teams, and two are in the East. If both Anthony and Irving get traded in the coming weeks, there’s a good chance at least one of them will go West. The gorge that represents the conference power disparity is rocking even wider than before.
In the Western Conference, three teams sit on top: the Warriors and the Rockets, plus the Spurs, who are elevated into a top three out of respect and last season’s success, even though doubts are creeping in after a quiet offseason. (Then again, we’ve said that before. Obviously, if Irving Pittsburgh Steelers Cheap Jerseys ends up there, things quickly change.)