- The Cleveland Cavaliers are once again stuck in a terrible January in which the team seems to be falling apart.
- Since LeBron James re-joined the Cavaliers in 2014, each January has been plagued by losing, infighting, and even coaching changes.
- The Cavs always seem to snap out of it and come together in time for the postseason.
- While this year’s team has serious issues on the court, the real test will come in the playoffs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost seven of their last ten games and have been the worst defensive team over that stretch.
They’ve given up over 125 points per game in their last three games, and on Thursday lost to the Toronto Raptors, 133-99, their second straight loss of 20 points or more.
Sure enough, the sound bytes were available after the game. LeBron James snapped at a reporter over the team’s defense. Tyronn Lue said the team has no room for “agendas.” Kevin Love and James questioned the statement. J.R. Smith questioned his role to The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd.
Indeed, the Cavaliers seem to be falling apart. There are real reasons to be concerned. The roster is the oldest in the NBA, they’d struggle to put a lineup on the floor that features good