On Monday, ex-Cavs GM David Griffin was asked about Kyrie Irving’s reported trade request that has continued to make headlines and spark rumors over the past two-and-a-half weeks. And, perhaps in contrast to what he’d say if he still had the job, he applauded the 25-year-old All-Star point guard for his “courage” to ask out of Cleveland:

“Most guys don’t have the courage to do what he did,” –Former Cavs GM David Griffin on Kyrie Irving’s trade request. Today on the Jump!

While there has been no palpable news regarding a transaction, Griffin still thinks that Irving will end up with a new squad. “I think Kyrie’s going to end up getting traded,” he said. “I don’t think this is youth and ignorance. This is a guy who handled the situation exactly like he was supposed to. He went to Dan Gilbert privately and told him he thought he would be happier somewhere else. The worst thing this guy could have done is pretend to be all in and sink the ship from within.”