Cavs’ J.R. Smith says team ‘is in a weird place’
The Cavs are now 1-8 on the season after suffering a blowout loss to the Charlotte Hornets Saturday night, and shooting J.R. Smith says the team “is in a weird place” right now.
No one expected the Cavs to be good this season. That’s what happens when you lose the best player in the world in LeBron James.
However, Cleveland looks like the worst team in the league. They’re getting beat in all phases of the game. The veteran players don’t trust the front office. One day they’re told the younger guys are going to play. The next day, the veterans are playing over 30 minutes. Tyronn Lue was just fired. All-Star power forward Kevin Love is out for the foreseeable future after undergoing foot surgery.
It’s just all bad for the Cavs right now, and J.R. Smith says maybe a team meeting needs to take place.
“The team is in a very weird place right now and we gotta figure it out,” Smith said. “Whether it’s a players-only meeting, coaches and front office meeting, whatever it is we gotta figure it out.”
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J.R. Smith had his best game of the season Saturday, but it didn’t matter. The veteran guard scored 14 points in 24 minutes, but Cleveland lost by a final score of 126-94.
Smith recently said he would like to be traded, and the Cavs should honor his request. This is a rebuilding season. There’s no point in keeping Smith, Kyle Korver or George Hill on the roster. The Cavs should trade all three and get some future draft picks to build for the future.