LeBron James opens up on Cavs' team meeting, early struggles

LeBron James opens up on Cavs' team meeting, early struggles”

"Off the court we've got great chemistry, great bond", said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. Just past year the Wizards claimed that the Cavaliers did not want to see them in the playoffs, that was said just before Washington got defeated by the Boston Celtics. Like, talking, communicating, enjoying the game together. "Having fun. Right now guys are not having fun". Cleveland also struggled in a couple areas that have been plaguing them all season: guarding the 3-pointer (Indiana shot 16-for-26 from deep) and shooting the 3 (Cleveland went just 7-for-31 from the outside). Cleveland is among the top ten teams when it comes to field goal percentage (46.07%) and free throw percentage (79.04%), so I suppose the disappointing shooting in NY was just a bad night for the Cavs, and they will likely improve that segment in this tilt.

As the clock wound down, the Pacers got key buckets from Oladipo, Collison and Thaddeus Young, keeping enough separation between them and the Cavaliers to leave the building with their first win at Quicken Loans Arena in their last nine tries.

"Now Tristan went down again so we don't know how long he's going to be out", James said. However, the defensive concerns are very real and something that needs to be sorted out as soon as possible if a fourth-straight Finals appearance is to be achieved.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James.

"Most everyone spoke", the source added. Neither did a team meeting on Tuesday.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have started the season in a real slump and now sit in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-4 record. "It was just figuring out exactly what we need to do". We watched certain segments on film of the game. This game showed the Pacers' perseverance and willingness to win games even through a little bit of adversity. The Pacers have the advantage on steals per game with 8.7, which is three more than the Cavs' 5.4 steals.

Add all that to Irving's departure, the flaws of the Cavs' new additions this offseason, LeBron injuring himself during the preseason, and there are a confluence of factors as to why the Cavs are the third-worst team in the East right now, ahead of only the Bulls and Hawks in the standings. "Tonight we did some good things". "Maybe "out of shape" is the wrong word. And a lot of our possessions were well guarded, they just made them". "Individually, it was great having certain relationships and having my best friend here with me, but all of us didn't have fun all the time". Cleveland recorded 41 rebounds in opposite to New York's 51, while they had seven assists fewer than the Knicks. "I see after today's practice, watching us today, damn". It's a big difference.

"I didn't get an opportunity to do the things that I like to do and with the summer that I had, I kind of had a setback".

LeBron also admitted that he had the worst training camp of his career, as an ankle injury limited his ability to train in the weeks leading to the start of the season. "Missing the whole training camp and getting hurt the second practice really set him back as far as being able to fly around and push the pace offensively, fly around defensively".

"We have to go through something to get to where we want to be", said Cavs forward Jeff Green. "You have to play more minutes in a row now because of the timeout situation". No matter who you're playing, if National Basketball Association players are given wide open looks time and time again, they will punish you, and this has been the case for the Cavs.

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