More details of Cleveland's "fiery" team meeting.
Cleveland Cavs point guard Isaiah Thomas reportedly "led the charge" against Kevin Love during a recent team meeting, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.
Yesterday afternoon, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported some details of the "fiery team meeting," in which Love was questioned by teammates over the legitimacy of his illness that caused him to leave Saturday's loss to OKC early and miss Sunday's practice.
LeBron James was asked about the drama prior to the Cavs' loss to San Antonio last night but he didn't want to talk about it, according to Tom Withers of the Associated Press. Withers also spoke with Love who said, "Did I feel like a target? I think everybody, most people, were a target. We’re trying to figure this thing out. People hold themselves to a very high standard on this team and we’re a team that can compete at the highest level."
After last night's loss in San Antonio, the Cavs have now dropped 11 of their last 15 games. With a 27-19 record, they're still sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference but that's not going to cut it for the defending Eastern Conference champs.
Head coach Tyronn Lue, who was also involved in Monday's team meeting, told reporters last night that he's going to make a change to the Cavs' starting lineup. Assuming Lue isn't prepared to bench LeBron James, or his All-Star forward Kevin Love, that leaves Isaiah Thomas, J.R. Smith and Jae Crowder as possible candidates to come off the bench.
The Cavs will return to the court on Friday night as they host the Indiana Pacers.