Korver's 3-point barrage haunts Hawks in return to Atlanta
- Author: Arturo Norris Feb 10, 2018,
Feb 10, 2018, 21:48
I was on a podcast previous year where I stated I believed James would end up in L.A. but after these moves, I'm not so sure.
"Absolutely why we chose to do what we did now", Altman said.
James followed by catching the inbounds pass from Jeff Green and nailing the jumper to send Cleveland to their first win on national television this season. He has been part of a special group of teammates on and off the court for us, as his impacts were both tangible and intangible.
As the Thomas swap was being digested around the league, the Cavs completed a three-team deal with Utah and Sacramento, said a person with direct knowledge of Cleveland's moves.
Johnson and Pelinka made it clear that Thomas will play for the Lakers and that management can see him mentoring and playing alongside rookie point guard? So presumably, it looks like all four players will play their first game in a Cleveland uniform Sunday afternoon against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. They got younger and more athletic in key places (Hood, Nance), they now have a capable starting point guard (Hill), they have a scorer off the bench who's a healthier version of the seventh man Isaiah Thomas should've been (Clarkson), and the rest of the National Basketball Association season just became a lot more interesting.
And if all that wasn't enough, the Cavs then dealt Wade to Miami for a heavily protected second-round pick.
So Altman's first move in the overhaul required the 35-year-old to swallow his pride and scuttle the blockbuster trade that brought guard Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland last July in the deal for Kyrie Irving. He had watched other All-Stars - including close friends Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony - get traded since the end of last season and he wondered if Cleveland was going to make any significant moves to improve. "That's not a good thing". So I don't want to stay in this position. I like it here. I don't want to be on the outside of the playoffs looking in.
"We added some talent, some athleticism and the overwhelming thing for us was to create a culture here that I think everyone wants to be a part of", Altman said.
LW: Do you think the personnel on the roster is a group that LeBron James would like to play with next season? "Business is business. Hey, I'm off to the Lakers. I lost him", Schroder said of Korver. Recently, the Kings had gone to more of a youth movement, sitting veterans like Hill and Zach Randolph more often in favor of younger players, but Hill was still around and playing 23.4 minutes per game during his past five games with the Kings. They serenaded the Cavs with "LeBron will trade you" during the middle of the game.
Frye, 34, hit 2-of-9 shots and went 0-for-6 from long range in Wednesday's victory.