"It is what it is".
With the deals in place, Altman feels "much better about us culturally" and believes the Cavaliers are better primed for a postseason run because of the attitude that is now in the building. But teams like keeping their picks because it allows them to have affordable talent for a few years on rookie contracts.
The New York Knicks picked up the 2015 number seven overall pick Emmanuel Mudiay from the Denver Nuggets in a three-team deal which saw Doug McDermott go to the Dallas Mavericks and Devin Harris and a second-round pick to Denver.
"It's my job to get these guys integrated as fast as possible", James said on Friday. The team will have just under 30 games to get all of the new acquisitions on the same page before the playoffs so they have their work cut out for them if they want to advance to the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year.
Below is my projected Cavs starting lineup.
"There are going to be some peaks and valleys, but I've liked what we've done", Lue said. Nice, great young team. "Putting it all together is going to be fun and it's going to be a good ride". "Probably not. So with those pieces, we made a decision to shuffle the deck and get younger and get some youthful talent with energy and enthusiasm, great cultural pieces that I want to be a part of".
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The first obvious improvement for the Cavs is that they get addition by subtraction.
(6:18) "It doesn't take me long to see how those guys can help us". All are 25 years old except for Hill, 31. Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., George Hill and Rodney Hood are headed to Cleveland. There are many reasons a team could come to this conclusion as the deadline nears but for the Clippers and the Cavs, their reasons are polar opposites.
"As we all know, if you're gonna get something great, you gotta give up something great, right?" He allowed 0.9 points per possession for the Kings this season, putting him in the top 25 percent of the National Basketball Association, nearly completely locking down the ballhandler on the pick-and-roll (0.7 PPP, sixth-best among guards defending at least 100 possessions in 2017-18). Since he was drafted in 2011, Thomas has now been dealt four times: From Sacramento to Phoenix in July, 2014, from Phoenix to Boston in February, 2015, from Boston to Cleveland and from Cleveland to the Lakers.
But as he has done so many times, James delivered one of those moments that have defined him.
Lue said he was surprised as well. Crowder, meanwhile, could never seem to get his season on track after being part of the Irving trade and the death of his mother last summer. Love you my guy! If the lifestyle is all the same to him, and I don't know that it is, I'd think he would stay in Cleveland.
However, something is different about this season from years past. "I like the pieces that we have coming in". In the wake of those deals, Cavs general manager Koby Altman appears to be getting praise from the team's most important commodity, LeBron James.
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"Just want to say thank you to all the Cavs fans, Cleveland, everybody".
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. "So, shout out to my former teammates: Shump, D-Rose, Jae Crowder, Isaiah, D-Wade and especially Channing". So that's always hard to lose a teammate that you had a great run with.
"Me and D-Wade? It ain't tough", James laughed. I wish the best for him. "It hasn't been as planned, but I definitely want to be here".
Those remarks were dismissed by coach Tyronn Lue, who said, "That's not true".
"It's not something I wanted to do", Altman said.
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