LeBron Likes the Pieces the Cavs Brought In
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 10, 2018,
Feb 10, 2018, 16:40
Although the Cavaliers believe they became more athletic and talented, there is the matter of making everything work, and that will be the challenge ahead and out of the break for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played at Staples Center in Los Angeles next weekend.
The deal also includes the Cavs' top-three protected first-round pick in the 2018 draft and Channing Frye.
However, it doesn't quite matter what the rest of us think.
"It's interesting, really interesting", Warriors forward Draymond Green said of Cleveland's drastic midseason renovation. Hood should be able to play heavy minutes at the two guard while helping LeBron James shoulder the scoring burden.
The Cavs added guard Jordan Clarkson, shooting guard, Rodney Hood and veteran point guard George Hill. I would have hoped to have seen Cleveland then swap that first and Clarkson (although I am confident he will excel and improve playing with James) to the Charlotte Hornets in a big trade to land PG Kemba Walker. "We look forward to a memorable night on Montlake and appreciate our fans' understanding and patience with this adjustment". But for now, LeBron is happy. But how will all of these new pieces fit?
For his part, James didn't seem too upset about losing some teammates. "The trade deadline is always a hard time for everybody".
"They added Isaiah Thomas, who was not healthy, and even when healthy (he) was not a good defender", Pluto said.
Wade and Rose, meanwhile, are two former MVPs who are way past their prime and can no longer contribute to help alleviate the load from James. He allowed 0.9 points per possession for the Kings this season, putting him in the top 25 percent of the National Basketball Association, nearly completely locking down the ballhandler on the pick-and-roll (0.7 PPP, sixth-best among guards defending at least 100 possessions in 2017-18). "This front office has shown what they can do to go get pieces and how active they are about winning". That's how it should be. Wade has said he wanted to end his career with the Heat, and he'll get his chance. Hill will probably be a significant upgrade from Thomas - for all of his Boston heroics, the Cavaliers will not be sad to see him go. If the Cavs somehow manage to turn this train wreck around, and get to the Finals we would actually get something like Kobe-LeBron Finals were unjustly deprived of all those years ago. "We had some fun tonight because we knew we were going to get a lot of minutes". Jr in a swap with the Los Angeles Lakers.
It's certainly possible the team's deals will completely fix all that and James will want to come back. "You know, being out seven months is hard for anybody". "I've always felt like that's where his heart and his mind was and I think it's going to be great for him". He missed Cleveland's first 36 games while coming back from a torn right labrum that knocked him out of last year's playoffs.
Spoken like a true GM and businessman. The team had been bad on the court and toxic off it.