Both players are bound to their most familiar people and spaces and if they intend to finish their careers on high notes there probably aren't any better landing spots.
In about 90 minutes time, the team that has been in the NBA Finals the past three years traded six players and a first-round pick to four teams in three separate deals, receiving four new players in return.
When Thompson took to the line you can hear the crowd rapidly chant "LeBron will leave you!".
On paper, the Cavs look better. "So, we'll have to see how it meshes", James told reporters. Coaches work tirelessly coming up with a game plan and some nights we go out there and don't follow it.
Every season there are players and teams that seem to orbit each other for a myriad of reasons.
Teams already are lining up for an audience with The King should he turn down $36.5 million and opt out of his contract. "And lastly, we added two shooters to our lineup, which is something that Magic wanted to see". The 82 games of the National Basketball Association season are a grueling haul for any player, and history has proven that LeBron and the Cavs have found a way to flip the switch when it comes time for the playoffs. More troubling to Altman was the sense that the Cavs were miserable, disconnected and on a self-destructive path. He and James were a forced fit, and it became obvious to the Cavs they had to pull the plug on the experiment.
Just how different could Luke Walton's squad be? He was also in the middle of a heated team meeting when he questioned why Kevin Love left a game early and missed a practice. Being around him the last 24 hours has been great. If LA wants to acquire a star player and feels it's necessary to sweeten the deal by making sure their trade partner has Thomas under contract, then it's absolutely an option to consider. "I don't want to say he didn't believe in this group. However, I am pumped about seeing Larry Nance Jr back home as he plays with a spark and hopefully shows he is a matchup nightmare for opposing teams soon". For him to have this kind of night, I'm just tickled. Altman, who consulted Wade and James prior to pulling the trigger sending him back to South Beach.
None will be there if the Cavaliers get back to the NBA Finals.
James had a triple-double and Korver scored a season-high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the crisp Cavs beat Atlanta 123-107 on Friday for a successful start to their reboot.
"I had a lot of really good years here", Korver said. On the overall, we have to look at ourselves and our focus and what we are doing rather than what other people are doing because if I remember in the summer, it was the same thing when that deal (Kyrie Irving moved to Boston) was done in the summer, everyone went insane (about) those two teams, now it's between them and blah, blah, blah.
This gave the Cavs the last piece towards Hill.
So, why did the Lakers make this trade?
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