Say this for the Cleveland Cavaliers: After getting outgunned against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and with LeBron James’ 2018 free agency decision creeping up, they are not standing pat. In the span of a few hours Monday, reports surfaced that they were in trade talks for Paul George and Jimmy Butler. ThenĀ they suddenly cut ties with general manager David Griffin, who wasn’t exactly lounging by the pool when he got the news.

That Cavs owner Dan Gilbert would make a this move at this time, reportedly to the surprise and disappointment of LeBron James (which we’ll get to in a minute), shows the urgency the Cavs are feeling. The Warriors have put the league on alert, and teams are responding. The Celtics traded the No. 1 pick to Philly and may have more moves in store. The Lakers, Celtics, Clippers and now the Raptors have entered the George sweepstakes. We’ve heard talk about Chris Paul to the Spurs. Gordon Hayward and/or Blake Griffin are big-name free agents. It looks like Butler may not be a Bull for long.

Read more at CBS Sports



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