Is Lebron really going anywhere?
So, as of late, the Cavaliers have not been doing too great.
Is this because of a specific player? Is it a coaching problem? Is it something completely different that we have yet to analyze? Or is it just chemistry that's getting in the way? Regardless of what that may be, I'll touch upon that shortly. But this surprisingly subpar Cavs squad has only fueled trade talks among the King himself, Lebron James.
Is Lebron James going to be traded? Will he leave the city of Cleveland behind for a second time for greener pastures in the off-season? Or are people taking this entire situation out of hand altogether? Is Lebron headed anywhere?
I'll be blunt and completely honest in my statement when I say: no. I cannot imagine that he will be headed anywhere for the foreseeable future, because after all, Lebron's not stupid. Regardless of what you may think of the guy and the team that he's on, it's quite obvious that the team is very likely to get in the running for a playoff's spot very soon. Sure, they may not be good now, but people are blowing this way out of proportion mainly due to one factor altogether: chemistry.
In my personal opinion, this whole situation with Cleveland doing pretty poorly this season so far is probably due to Chemistry issues. If you think about it, it's not difficult to understand why I think this way. Cleveland's most popular players consist primarily of fresh players to the team, such as Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Dwyane Wade. This team's biggest starters are players that haven't even played for the Cavaliers before, so do you think it's difficult to understand why the Cavaliers have sucked as of late?
Every single one of those players (aside from Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder amongst each-other) are going to have to get used to the players on the remainder of the roster. I think this goes without saying, but every team plays very different, and players even more. The newest pickups, whether they be through trade or through free agency, are almost certainly going to need to get used to their teammates playing styles, and how to make each-other better.
Will this team be the one to pick up an NBA championship this year? I highly doubt it. But whether or not they do, I can assure that time is the main factor here. Give it a few months, and the reputation among the cavaliers as a whole is going to pull a full 180.
- Mason Ocker, 11/14/17
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