CLEVELAND (ninety two.three The Fan) – Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue first performed coy when requested about LeBron James’ feedback from Monday night time.
However after a couple of minutes handed throughout Wednesday’s pregame media chat, it was clear that James’ phrases had reached their meant viewers all through the group.
Monday’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans pushed Cleveland’s celebrity ahead right into a flurry of highly effective phrases and cryptic tweets, all aimed on the entrance workplace with one message: Get us some assist.
“I simply hope we’re not glad,” a annoyed James informed the media.
He describe his staff as “prime-heavy” and, in a single basic theme, expressed his want for GM David Griffin to improve the underside half of Cleveland’s roster, and particularly, discover somebody able to logging minutes because the group’s common backup level guard.
Lue was requested about James’ feedback on Wednesday and took a little bit of a unique view after receiving a quick synopsis from the media.
“We’ve sufficient on this group to win a championship,” he stated. “If we will get higher, I do know Griff goes to make us higher, he’s going to do one of the best he can.
“For me, LeBron James, one of the best participant on the earth, took a staff that was worse to the NBA Finals two years in the past. We’ve acquired an excellent staff. We’ve simply received to start out enjoying higher as a unit. No excuses.”
One other concern James raised was his minute-per-recreation common this season (37.four getting into Wednesday’s recreation). Lately, the ahead’s minutes have elevated because the Cavs have slumped. Lue, nevertheless, says James’ utilization is in keeping with the unique plan.
“He needed to be at 38, so I’ve acquired zero.6 extra to get him as much as,” he joked. “That’s what him and the coach mentioned earlier than the season, they need to be round 38, and he stated he is aware of his physique, and that’s the place he needs to be. And on the finish of January, early February, we’ll taper him again.”
Lue did reveal that the workforce spoke as a gaggle about James’ feedback throughout Wednesday’s morning shootaround session and Griffin spoke to James individually about his message.
“We’re going to deal with it internally,” Lue stated. “We’re not going to place it out, every thing that occurred, what was stated. However we addressed LeBron, we talked to him, he understands, he understood, and now we’re going to maneuver on.”
Lue did add that, as a competitor, he can perceive the will to see a staff enhance by way of roster strikes — he even pointed to Golden…