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The Cleveland Cavaliers thread
F #89 Lou Amundson
G #8 Matthew Dellavedova
G #12 Joe Harris
C #33 Brendan Haywood
G #2 Kyrie Irving
F #23 LeBron James
G/F #1 James Jones
C #53 Alex Kirk
F/C #0 Kevin Love
G/F #31 Shawn Marion
G/F #18 Mike Miller
G #21 A. J. Price
F/C #13 Tristan Thompson
F/C #17 Anderson Varejão
G #3 Dion Waiters

Coach: David Blatt

Record: 18–12 (.600)
Place Division: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)

Despite owning a winning record of 18-12, rumours state that first year NBA coach David Blatt is losing his own Cleveland Cavaliers team after the 103-80 loss to Detroit last night.

Last season, Blatt was on clod nine after winning the Euroleague crown and Israeli league with Maccabi. Now, the players of the Cavs are seemingly distancing themselves.


Quote:There is a growing level of worry within the Cleveland Cavaliers organization about first-year coach David Blatt and his ability to reach the team, according to league sources. […] Sources said that there is rising concern in team circles about the level of response Blatt is getting on the floor, with Blatt himself acknowledging that the Cavaliers “lost our energy and we lost our competitiveness” in Sunday night’s embarrassing home loss to Detroit.

Blatt was indeed asked Sunday at his postgame news conference if he is worried himself that he might be losing control of the team. He responded: “I’m not concerned about that at all. I’m more concerned with how we’re playing.”

“You know, we’re going through a few things right now,” Blatt said Sunday night. “We’ve lost some pretty important players. … At that point that you have to be more competitive, and more determined, and fight your way through that or else this happens. It’s not an excuse, it’s just an explanation for your question. That’s the reality of it. We didn’t fight enough to battle the difficulties that we’ve had.”
People just need to chill. Everyone has their bad games once in awhile. This was clearly one of them.

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