We keep thinking the Cavaliers have hit their absolute lowest, but it's never true. Amick reported the Cavs are "refusing to even discuss" trading the pick (their best trade asset), which sends the message to James that the team is preparing for life without him.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are third in the Eastern conference, looking nothing like a championship contender.
The Cavaliers have been in a slump since December, only winning seven of their last 18 games, and haven't managed to swing any trades leading up to Friday's deadline.
Going into tonight's game against the Magic at Amway Center, the Cavs are 6-12 since Christmas. The Cavaliers have struggled so much this year that people went from dismissing Cleveland's swoon as an ordinary annual occurrence for the team to doubting whether the Cavs could actually make it to the playoffs.
James, of course, can become an unrestricted free agent after this season, and rumors have suggested he could be leaving Cleveland for the second time.
Additionally, Lloyd says the Cavs "have been noticeably pivoting away from James' recommendations" since the offseason, including when they opted to negotiate the Kyrie Irving trade without consulting their franchise star. Aaron Gordon has an average of 34.56 fantasy points per game on the season. Of those eight, only one came by fewer than 10 points.
After the loss, Isaiah Thomas had a strikingly very bad line, saying, "When adversity hits, we go our separate ways", according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "We're the ones playing, and we just got our [butts] whipped. I know that teams I've been on, defense is determined on deflections, steals, loose balls, who's the hardest working team".
Orlando's 114-93 win at Cleveland way back on October 21 was part of its 8-4 start.
The Cavaliers, including, were listless in the loss to the Rockets on national television Saturday night.
Aaron Gordon missed the game with a strained hip flexor and will not play Wednesday.
Mavericks: Guard Seth Curry will have surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg, an injury that has sidelined him all season.
"I was hoping to be healthy enough but there's no real reason to push it", Gordon told reporters. "I think when things get tough we have to be tougher". "There's a lot of one-on-one on the offense end, maybe because we don't trust each other. That's my main concern".
SHANNON SHARPE: A game or two, Skip.
Enes Kanter led NY with 19 points and 16 rebounds. "I am here for this season right now to try to figure out ways for us to still compete".