Cleveland Cavaliers Should Trade LeBron James, But It Won't Happen

Thursday, 08 Feb, 2018

If the Cleveland Cavaliers were going to rebound against anyone a team like the Magic would be ideal. If the Cavaliers' front office is greasing the skids to push James out the door, they should be reminded of what happened the last time he left: four years of awful teams. Ironically, they don't seem to realize that by preparing for the future, they're pushing him out the door. But that didn't happen. Work together instead of working individually and things may not be as bad as they appear right now. In the fourth quarter of the game, it was just back and fourth. Shelvin Mack's floater ended the surge and made it 108-92 with 4:51 to play. The Cavs scored nine (9) points in the fourth quarter. However, the Magic's comeback started at the end of the third quarter with Jonathan Simmons's buzzer beater in the third quarter.

"They hit some shots tonight", Durant said.

"I didn't even know", Simmons said in a postgame television interview per establishing a career high.

"I don't think we'll be knocked out of the playoffs, no", Lue told reporters. While most who attended were coaches and staff members, Lue said Kyle Korver came and James showed up at halftime.

Assistant head coach Larry Drew took over for with just over six minutes left in the second period on Tuesday night.

The entire game was back in forth. "And that's just how I feel, and it looks like that as well". Isaiah Thomas scored 12 for Cleveland. With a below.500 record in the 2018 calendar year and an overwhelming feeling of being further away from another championship for Cleveland, Altman must make the hard decision of fighting to turn things around this year or preparing for a rebuild in the near future. The Cavs are now 30-21 and tied for fourth in the East with the Wizards. While that question is still to be determined, one thing is for certain: this team must make a trade. Sure would be a better way to leave, with the fans approval, knowing he may be back next season, then to not be back next season, the team decimated and not enough young talent to develop.

There is growing skepticism that the Cavs can make a trade that would turn their season around, and may choose not to make a big move as chatter grows about James leaving in free agency. "I'm here for this season right now, [to] try to figure out ways we can still compete". I'll give you better numbers.

Despite those troubles, James won't waive his no-trade clause before Thursday's trade deadline, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania.

He added: "This is no time to be ashamed about our season", he added.

The defending Eastern Conference champs played their second game without injured all-star forward Kevin Love, who suffered a broken left hand earlier this week and could be out for two months.

"At this point it's not what you say, it's what you do", he said.