KEY POINTS

  • The Cleveland Cavaliers finished with a 22-50 record in the 2020-21 NBA season
  • Cavs GM Koby Altman is believed to have two years left in his deal
  • Chauncey Billups is unlikely to become the news Cavs GM

After another disappointing season, the Cleveland Cavaliers will approach the upcoming offseason with lots of issues to address.

Among which is deciding whether they make potential changes in the front office, where Koby Altman is currently general manager.

Sports columnist Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer recently answered questions about the Cavaliers, offering his two cents on the franchise's situation.

Altman is believed to be in the last two years of his extension signed back in 2019.

The GM was initially given a three-year deal in 2017, helping the Cavaliers make roster changes en route to winning the Eastern Conference title with LeBron James.

Among the names being linked to the position is former Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups, but Pluto is skeptical given his current assignment with the Los Angeles Clippers.

"I heard some rumors about the Cavs going after Billups again, but not sure that’s true. Billups is now an assistant on Tyronn Lue’s Clippers staff," Pluto noted per Cleveland.com.

"I heard he wants to become a head coach. Another assistant is Larry Drew. Both are former Cavs head coaches, so Billups certainly has heard a lot about Cleveland from them."

Two more possible candidates are current Cavs assistant Mike Gansey and New York Knicks assistant GM Brock Aller, who has a close working relationship with owner Dan Gilbert.

"Who is the assistant GM? It’s Mike Gansey. Would the Cleveland native be up next? Possibly," Pluto wrote.

"Another name I’ve heard is Brock Aller, an assistant GM with the Knicks. He left the Cavs before this season. He started with the Cavs 16 years ago as Gilbert’s personal assistant, then worked his way up in the front office. He is respected by the owner."

Cleveland finished 22-50 in the regular season, a campaign highlighted by several injuries and in-season roster shuffling.

The franchise is in their third losing season since James left for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.

Dan Gilbert LeBron James CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 25: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers recieves his championship ring from owner Dan Gilbert before the game against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo: (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)