Isaiah Thomas has had enough of shouldering the blame for Cleveland's problems

Isaiah Thomas has had enough of shouldering the blame for Cleveland's problems”

This came on the heels of a tough month for the Cavs and an even tougher week.

As for the meeting on Monday, Thomas said it was "blown out of proportion". In regards to reports suggesting that Kevin Love was the scapegoat, he said they were in accurate.

In the press conference, Thomas said that an undue amount of blame is passed onto him and he doesn't deserve it.

"We've been a lowest five [rated] defensive team in the National Basketball Association the whole time [this season]", Thomas told reporters.

While Love has not addressed the rebound, Thomas said there was no significance to it. "Like, we got to be a better defensive team". From Nov. 7 until December 21, the Cavaliers had a record of 20-5.

The Cavs are 4-7 in January since Thomas' return and 4-5 when he plays. "I'm trying to figure out how to play with LeBron, I'm trying to figure out how to play with Kevin Love at the same time trying to get my rhythm back in real live action".

What are the Cavaliers' problems?

Along with the team's defensive struggles, there's been some serious discord brewing within the locker room.

Isaiah Thomas took 19.4 shots per game last season for the Celtics, making 46.3 percent of them on his way to leading the team in scoring with 28.9 points per game.

Thomas is averaging 15.4 points, 3.6 assists and 25.4 minutes through 9 games. "We didn't know why he wasn't on the bench supporting his teammates and why he wasn't in the locker room after the game".

Asked if anyone within the organization has questioned his shot selection to him, the two-time All-Star countered by asking the reporter who had been targeting his play behind his back.

What has been chilly is Thomas' shooting percentage. He also had five turnovers in the game. Thomas asked. "There's nothing between me and Kevin Love - at all". His struggles there have only further amplified what's been a problem for the Cavs all year long. If you have an elite status in the league, and you string together losses, have publicized trade negotiations, have team meetings that did not seem to end well, and then have odd things like the one above occur on the court, you can't expect to get good things out of it.

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