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Basketball: Cleveland Cavaliers off to fresh start

Basketball: Cleveland Cavaliers off to fresh start

With the NBA Trade Deadline now come and gone, all of the focus shifts to whether or not LeBron James will leave Cleveland once again in the off-season. With about two minutes to go, Cleveland got the lead up to 25 points, 92-67. "The ball was popping and everybody felt like they were in a good rhythm".

On paper, the Cavs look better. But I knew we would compete and play hard. "We definitely have a real chance to win an National Basketball Association championship and I want to be a part of that".

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won two in a row, mostly because of the efforts of LeBron James.

After being treated on the Cavs' bench, James checked back into the game with 8:58 left before the break. I don't know for what reason, but it's just part of the game."Both James and Lue said they learned of the massive trades Thursday as they were happening, but Altman said he'd consulted with both of them ahead of time".

So Altman's first move in the overhaul required the 35-year-old to swallow his pride and scuttle the blockbuster trade that brought guard Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland last July in the deal for Kyrie Irving. Crowder was also traded Thursday to Utah.

A former All-Star, Thomas still hasn't fully recovered from a serious hip injury and there were no signs he was going to improve enough to make a difference this season. It's the coaches and the guys that are still here collectively, just didn't fit. 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. Thomas only played 15 games for the Cavaliers before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He shouldn't take much time to get comfortable in Cleveland.

"The small little doses that I was able to play with Jae and IT, I wish it could have been better than it was", James said. Nothing against Markieff. I just don't want to get into the whole whether it was a foul or not. "I was trying to take what the defense gave me but I tried to be aggressive". I had so many battles with him when he was in Indiana. Indeed, many teams were hesitant to part with first-round picks at all, and teams are unearthing more good players later in drafts than ever before.

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"It's always tough when you lose teammates", James said. His next mega contract is going to see his decline.

According to Lue, all four of the team's recently acquired players will play on Sunday after all parties involved passed their physicals. He played better on Wednesday night, scoring 13 points with seven assists in 31 minutes.

"They've got a great player [in LeBron James] and have surrounded him with a bunch of great shooters", Stevens said of the Cavs' new group.

And just like that, another chapter was added to a chaotic season in Cleveland.

He doesn't have any doubts now.

It also cannot be ruled out that teams like the Houston Rockets and the Philadelphia 76ers will make pitches to James as well, and he could be seeing a brighter future with one of those franchises.


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