Sports David Griffin: I would've traded Kyrie around draft if he asked me to

07:10  15 november  2017
07:10  15 november  2017 Source:   thescore.com

Sakic: Duchene requested trade last Christmas

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" Kyrie knows this and we' ve talked about this very clearly," Griffin said Tuesday on SiriusXM NBA Radio. " If he had articulated to me … he wanted to be traded , we would have traded him .

Griffin spoke on Siriux XM NBA radio on Tuesday and admitted that if Irving had come to him with a trade request, he would have found a way to make a trade work. “ Kyrie knows this and we’ ve talked about this very clearly,” Griffin said.

a baseball player holding a basketball© Maddie Meyer / Getty Images Sport / Getty Poor timing appears to have delayed Kyrie Irving's departure from Cleveland by more than two months.

Former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin revealed that if the All-Star point guard had come to him sooner with his trade request, he would've made it happen leading up to the draft when there were deals on the table.

"Kyrie knows this and we've talked about this very clearly," Griffin said Tuesday on SiriusXM NBA Radio. "If he had articulated to me … he wanted to be traded, we would have traded him.

"You're all the way in or all the way out on winning a championship. You don't get to bring the house down from within, and if you're miserable, the worst thing you can do is hide it. So I think what he did was what he was supposed to do for a team that wants to win a championship, he made it very clear."

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Former Cavs GM David Griffin wasn’t in charge when the Irving trade request came, but he would have pulled the trigger on the move. NBA Mock Draft 2018: Everything Starts With The Kings. Tagscleveland Cavaliers David Griffin Kyrie Irving.

Former Cavaliers GM David Griffin would have traded Kyrie Irving, too, but he knows that doesn’t mean he would ’ ve won the deal.

However, Griffin parted ways with the organization on June 19 - just three days before the draft. About one month later, word came out that Irving told the Cavs he wants out.

Reports emerged soon after that Irving had actually informed the club before the draft of his desire to move on, so he could find happiness and maximize his potential elsewhere (ideally away from LeBron James). It was believed the 25-year-old star wanted to join his USA Basketball teammate Jimmy Butler on the Chicago Bulls.

Interestingly enough, there were also rumours that while he was still with the Cavaliers, Griffin had been working on a three-team swap that would've brought Butler to Cleveland. He admitted himself he had trades "teed up." In the end, though, Butler was shipped to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft day and Irving was dealt to the Boston Celtics at the end of August.

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This transcript has been edited and condensed. The Build-up to the Kyrie Irving Trade . David Griffin : I think part of it is the dynamic. I ’ ve seen a lot written about the Kobe-Shaq dynamic, and we LeBron can make all the passes; he doesn’t need me to do that. I ’m not a better defender than he is.”

Kyrie Irving will be traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers, former general manager David Griffin predicts. When Kyrie Irving asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him , most of the reaction around the NBA was critical.

Irving has been thriving with his new team, which sits atop the NBA standings at 12-2. The explosive guard is averaging 20.3 points, 5.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.9 steals over 13 games this season.

He missed the last game after suffering a minor facial fracture, and will return Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets while donning a mask.

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Lightning claim Chris DiDomenico off waivers from Senators .
Chris DiDomenico was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. TAMPA BAY, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed forward Chris DiDomenico off waivers from the Ottawa Senators on Friday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.DiDomenico, 5-foot-11, 174 pounds, has played in 12 games with Ottawa this season, recording three goals and six points, including three power-play points, while averaging 10:40 in ice time per game. He has played in 15 career NHL games, all with the Senators, after making his debut last season on March 9 at Arizona.

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