Tyronn Lue Rumors

LeBron James is on pace to play in all 82 games for the first time in his 15-year career because, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says, the Cavs star feels obligated to be out there every night for his teammates. “I just think being the leader of this team, I don’t think he thinks he can take games off, because, you know, guys being hurt and going through a rough patch, and now new guys coming in,” Lue said before the Cavs played the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. “So, I think he’s trying to lead and lead by example … I think we still got to be smart about the situation but (the training staff) say he feels good.”
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Thursday night — the Cavs’ first game since a resounding win against title-contending Oklahoma City — was another lesson, as they lost for the first time since the trade deadline roster shakeup. Typically, the losses have been dotted with defensive breakdowns, late rotations and bad closeouts. Not this time. “I think in the second half (the ball) stopped moving a little bit, but, again you can’t really trust your offense because we don’t really know it that well yet,” Lue admitted following the 110-103 defeat. “That’s what kind of hurt us. When they started switching and not having a lot of options to go to offensively, that kind of hurt us. And when the guys are out there, the new guys, thinking and trying to play, that messes you up too. Because now when you’re getting shots you’re just thinking so much out there on the floor. It’s a learning experience and we gotta keep getting better, keep working on it.”
“We still have to learn the plays,”George Hill said. “Coach Tyronn Lue gave us a small playbook so far but we still got a lot of other plays we need to learn. Just when we’re out there in different situations things may not get to move, the ball is not moving as much as we would like it to. We’re still learning but we’ve got to take it one step at a time. “We’re perfectionists about trying to play the right way and doing things right and trying to be perfect and sometimes it hinders you to slow down. We’ve just got to let the game come to us, but be aggressive at the same time.”
The Cavaliers signed Marcus Thornton out of the G League to a 10-day contract as a “reward” for how he’d been playing with the Canton Charge, coach Tyronn Lue said. The Cavs had to sign someone — anyone — to some kind of contract to meet NBA requirements of 14 roster players by a Thursday deadline. The team is not required to keep Thornton past his 10 days or fill the spot once he’s gone
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