The Cavs’ inter-organizational turmoil the past few weeks has reached critical mass. Amid a losing slump that culminated in alleged locker-room discord between multiple players, the front office has been actively trying to assemble viable trade packages prior to next month’s deadline to shore up an aging and oft-injured roster.
Last week, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that the Cavs were “on the one-yard line” in a prospective deal to land George Hill from Sacramento in exchange for Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye (and possibly other future assets). But those talks have cooled significantly since then, if not totally fallen apart.
It’s now emerged that Hill’s justifiable reluctance to forego a certain level of future financial stability might be at the heart of the impasse. On Tuesday, Windhorst and Ryan Hollins appeared on ESPN Radio and after some initial trepidation on Windhorst’s part, he shed light on what’s ultimately holding up the deal.