Lue reveals motivating Cavs during NBA Finals with money

Lue reveals motivating Cavs during NBA Finals with money

Lue reveals motivating Cavs during NBA Finals with money

So now this is Lue's team from the beginning with the official start of training camp underway.

Similarly, J.R. Smith has one option on where to play basketball next season: Cleveland. Although he debated his future over the summer, he announced last week that he would return for a 14th season. but apparently, changed his mind. From the nonstop speculation about the job status of David Blatt to the on-again, off-again drama in the locker room that would occasionally play out on social media, to dramatic midseason trades each of the past two seasons, there has rarely been a tiresome moment for the Cavaliers.

That leaves the defending champions with just rookie Kay Felder to rotate with Kyrie Irving, and that isn't a situation the title holder can afford as they look to fend off the Golden State Warriors.

Given Cleveland's propensity to bow to forward LeBron James' roster requests, it's possible Cole has the inside track on a roster spot. He doesn't have to instill a new attitude, a new defense or a new offense.

As Cavs training camp opens up this week, Lue said maintaining the 31-year-old James for the long haul is a top priority.

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Irving's last minute 3 point shot in Game 7 helped give Cleveland the victory. LeBron James is another tool that the team has that can fill the point guard position.

James played a career-low 35.6 minutes per game last season, upping that workload in the playoffs to 39.1 minutes per game as he made his sixth straight trip to the Finals en route to winning the championship.

LeBron James and Coach Tyronn Lue pose for photos during media day September 26 in Independence. "When we played the first game of the Finals there, the players got off the bus and went straight in the locker room".

My thing is just making sure guys are healthy, continue to limit LeBron's minutes, and he was at an all-time low past year. Past year at this time Kyrie Irving was still recovering from knee surgery and Iman Shumpert injured his wrist in the very first practice. Shumpert played lead guard in college at Georgia Tech, but is coming off a terrible season.

In the video above, Griffin said the team hopes for Smith to be added to the mix very soon.

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