Daily News – July 25, 2017

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Cleveland Cavaliers name Koby Altman general manager
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers have named Koby Altman general manager, an announcement made by owner Dan Gilbert Monday evening.

“Over the past month, Koby Altman has led our front office group through this transition period, impressing many inside the franchise and outside the organization as well,” Gilbert said in a release. “We are very excited that he will now be officially leading the basketball side of our franchise.”

Altman has been a member of the front office for the last five years, being hired originally as pro personnel manager. He was elevated to assistant GM in September 2016, but has been serving as interim GM since late June, after the team parted ways with former GM David Griffin. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cleveland Cavaliers’ best possible trade packages for Kyrie Irving
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is unhappy and wants a trade. That much is clear. Things get fuzzy beyond that.

Under contract for two more years, boasting a team-friendly contract and only 25 years old with a sterling resume, Irving has plenty of value. This is a big moment for soon-to-be-full-time general manager Koby Altman. But the Cavs have to figure out the best direction.

The first question they need to ask is whether the Irving relationship is salvageable. He doesn’t have a no-trade clause and is under contract, so theoretically they could hang onto him and hope things improve. That’s unlikely, especially given the reasoning behind this exit strategy. What’s really going to change in the next month? Would the Cavs really want to bring this unhealthy situation into a vitally important season? A trade appears inevitable. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


Derrick Rose, Cavaliers agree to one-year deal
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND — Derrick Rose and the Cavaliers agreed to a one-year deal for $2.1 million contract Monday after spending the day together, discussing how the team will return to the Finals without Kyrie Irving.

Rose, 28, the 2011 NBA MVP whose career has been hampered by knee injuries, will come to the Cavs looking for his first trip to the Finals after eight pro seasons. He’s also looking at a potential starting spot in the same lineup with LeBron James, now that Irving has asked for a trade and James is eager to see him off.

Rose has spoken to James, who welcomed his new teammate on Monday. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


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