Cavaliers fire general manager Chris Grant

Cavaliers fire general manager Chris Grant
February 6, 2014, 1:15 pm
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The man who just traded for Luol Deng has been fired.

As reported by Yahoo! Sports, the Cavaliers fired general manager Chris Grant, who started as the team's GM during the 2010 offseason.

Grant made Chicago headlines last month by trading with the division-rival Bulls for All-Star small forward Luol Deng. In 14 games with Cleveland since being traded, Deng has averaged 15.3 points per game and five rebounds per game.

The Cavs are currently on a six-game losing streak and have dropped eight of their last nine. They are 16-33 on the season.

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Grant's tenure begin with a letdown, as LeBron James left Cleveland for the Miami Heat shortly after Grant took over for Danny Ferry. James has led the Heat to three straight NBA Finals appearances, including wins in each of the last two. Cleveland, meanwhile, hasn't returned to the playoffs since James' departure.

Grant made several top selections in his three drafts, selecting Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson as two of the top four picks in 2011. Grant also picked Dion Waiters with the fourth pick in 2012 and Anthony Bennett with the first pick in 2013.