The Cleveland Cavaliers sunk to a new low this week. Despite having a 16-point lead at halftime against the Orlando Magic, they managed to produce a real stinker of a second half (including only score nine points in the fourth quarter) and lose 116-98. That’s pretty awful for a team that’s been to three straight NBA Finals and boasts the best player on the planet.
Cleveland is just 6-13 over their last 19 games are in danger of falling even further in the Eastern Conference standings, as the Wizards, Bucks, Pacers, and Heat are all within a couple games of plummeting Cavaliers. Isaiah Thomas, who was supposed to fill the void left by the disgruntled and departing Kyrie Irving, has struggled since returning from injury. After Tuesday’s collapse, Thomas told the media that the Cavs are more divided than ever.
"When we hit adversity we go our separate ways and that has to change for us to be a really good team that we wanna be" @isaiahthomas
— Vince Cellini (@Vince_Cellini) February 7, 2018
It’s not the first time Thomas has publicly laid into his new team. Last week he suggested there is trust issues and a general laziness on defense.
LeBron James has reportedly refused to consider waiving his no-trade clause, meaning if the Cavaliers can’t right this ship in the next few months, James will likely walk away this summer as a free agent. Every day it seems more obvious that his second stint with the Cavaliers is quickly coming to a bitter end.