A report from Dave McMenamin of ESPN, published on Tuesday evening, sheds new light on what is turning into a troubled season for the Cavaliers, whose loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday night was the eighth in their last ten games.
Instead of coming out of the gates strong, they coasted through the majority of Monday's game, showing lackadaisical efforts on both offense and defense.
Irving wanted out of Cleveland so he could get out of LeBron James' shadow and make a mark on his own.
It's hard not to imagine how the Cavs' current season might be different if Irving was still wearing the Wine and Gold, and it seems that if LeBron James had gotten his way, he still would be. That tends to happen when you have the best player on the planet and know you can cakewalk your way to the NBA Finals once the playoffs roll around. "We played with more force in the second half". Isaiah Thomas, who missed the first 11 weeks before taking the court on January 2, will have shaken off the rust long before the playoffs. Regardless, his presence on the court provided the real-life visuals that have only been recreated in our minds (or, you know, video games) until now.
Once that didn't work, and resident existential philosopher Kyrie Irving heard that his name was being mentioned in trade talks as well, the train went off the tracks. He is also shooting a career worse 23.3% from long distance.
It will take time to acclimate Thomas to the roster. It was less than a month ago that the Cavs arrived in Oakland to face the Warriors on Christmas Day having won 18 of their previous 19 games, and looking exactly like the presumptive Finals representative they were supposed to be.
Defensively, however, the issues will persist. Kevin Love scored 17, and added seven rebounds and three assists. Golden State are unique from that standpoint in that they have skilled players who can put the ball on the floor and attack after grabbing a rebound, while also making brilliant passes, but some of the communication breakdowns by Cleveland were simply inexcusable. "Last year was a tough year with the injuries and all the stuff going on". But, understandably, the team's hesitant to give up such an asset for a win-now move and risk being left with nothing come 2018-19. Offensively we're doing some good things, too. Kyle Korver was last year's mid-season addition. Not only do the Warriors look to be as unstoppable as ever with the league's best record, but the Cavaliers are playing their worst basketball since James returned in 2014.
Meanwhile, the only Cavaliers-bred prospect who sees is 22-year-old rookie Cedi Osman, a 2015 second-rounder who played one minute on Monday. "But as the season has unfolded, second-guessing has been developing".
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They're the first pair of running backs on the same team to each have at least 1,500 yards from scrimmage in a season. Teddy Bridgewater , who had been Keenum's backup for the final eight games of the regular season, was inactive.
Sumpter Township police have released photos of a man and woman they say are wanted in the death of their 4-year-old daughter. WDIV reported that the girl's January 1 death was not the first time police have been called to the couple's mobile home.
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The Defense Department's language is nearly word for word what the US policy toward Iraq was during former President George W. Turkish long-range artillery has also been firing on Kurdish positions in Afrin.
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Early examples of birds like the Archaeopteryx are believed to have evolved from much smaller feathered dinosaurs . A global team of scientists discovered new bird-like dinosaur in the North-East of China, in the Hebei Province.
Kenya Airways launched sales, Thursday, for nonstop flight from Nairobi to NY due to start 28 October, this year. Direct flights from JKIA to New York JFK will reduce the time flight from 25 hours to about 15 hours.
The news comes just a week after GasBuddy's annual report found that 2018 gas prices could be the highest in four years. Nationwide, the average price of gas is expected to reach or exceed $2.70 a gallon in April and May, GasBuddy reported.
With Falcon heavy, SpaceX will also attempt to simultaneously land and recover all three of its first-stage rocket cores. Time says that SpaceX plans to launch a total of 30 rockets over the year, which is 12 more than last year.
The President has cushioned his indictment of Pakistan with action by holding back two $50 million foreign financing to Islamabad. We've invested a lot of blood and treasure in Afghanistan. "Pakistan is saying that the Haqqani no longer exist in Pakistan".
After the voting process was done, the votes had to be counted and in that Luv has received the least number of votes. The show's ratings are high all thanks to its contestants as they sparked controversies with their words and actions.