The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a frustrating offseason as they have not had any great signings to speak of and are now dealing with an unhappy LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. To make matters worse, apparently the Cavaliers had a shot at landing Paul George before he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Several ESPN reporters joined in on a story that says the Cavs had George in the bag until one fatal text message. Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard had agreed to the deal that would give the Cavs yet another All-Star, but made a last minute text that undid the whole deal and the Cavs were thrown back to square one. The team was celebrating the move right before the text and now it’s a “moment that lives in infamy” for the organization according to the ESPN report.
Couple that with the failure to find another GM in a timely manner and the inability to sign any big names in free agency and the Cavs could have a serious problem on their hands. Especially if Kyrie Irving ends up getting his trade demand met to head elsewhere.