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Cavs GM Chris Grant preaches patience

By Jason Lloyd Published: December 10, 2010

In the midst of a six-game losing streak, Cavs GM Chris Grant addressed the media Friday before the team left for Houston.

Grant admits he's heard the cries to blow the team up, but the Cavs aren't ready to do that. Truthfully, they can't. Teams around the league are still learning what they have/don't have. Injuries are sure to strike. But none of that has happened yet, so the Cavs can't do anything until the market sets itself.

"We're in a really good position. We're going to maintain our flexibility, we're going to stay strategic and we're going to look at every opportunity that comes along," Grant said. "You just don't know what your next opportunity is. We're in a good position to take advantage of where that is."

The Cavs have about $5.5 million in cap space, a $14.5 million trade exception to use between now and July, no awful contracts on the roster and mutliple draft picks in the coming years. They can also trade the trade exception if they don't find any players to their liking.

The Cavs might ultimately tear down and start over, but they aren't at that point yet. They can't be, simply because other teams around the league aren't ready to say what they need and don't need. The Cavs aren't going to be hasty and get locked into a bad contract that hinders them in the future.

"It's early in our season still and early in a lot of seasons," Grant said. "People are figuring out what their landscape is and what their opportunitiies are. We'll make decisions as the opportunities come along."

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