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JasonJohnHorn
11-05-2017, 10:12 PM
I don't want to throw Tyronn Lue under the bus. He seems like a nice guy. And he was critical to the Cavs the year the won. But it seemed like his value was mostly in the fact that he wasn't Blatt, whom the players had tuned out.


Lue gave them a voice. But not they seemed to have tuned him out too. He's been giving tough talk, and though dealing with injuries, he still has a very talented team on the court each night. He's got the best player in the game (LBJ), one of the best PF's in the game (Love), some experienced vet with something in the tank (Wade, Rose, and Smith) as well as a great spot up shooter in Korver. I was also really excited to see Jae in Cleveland.

Yet it seems that none of these pieces are fitting. Part of it is that the injuries have thrown a wrench in the rotation, and that the rotation was itself a work in progress with so many new pieces.

Lue's bee calling the team out in interviews and such, but nobody seems to be listening.


Don't want to pull the gun too early on this, but it may be time to get a game plan ready if things have shaped up by the end of November.

Thoughts?

HandsOnTheWheel
11-05-2017, 10:52 PM
Yes

FOXHOUND
11-05-2017, 11:15 PM
Coaching Cleveland means managing LeBron and his ego, and Lue is very good at that. So I would say no. LeBron-ball isn't very hard to coach, he pretty much takes cares of that himself on the court.

They just did a terrible job of addressing their defensive issues this offseason - because they made it even worse.

europagnpilgrim
11-05-2017, 11:18 PM
Only way I see it is if they let Lebron pull off a B Russell and serve as coach/player other than that no one can reach these guys if Lue can't do it outside of probably Phil or Pop but if it came down to it and a move had to be made I would give M Jackson a call or S Cassell, those are former players I am sure Lebron would respect more than Lue since they had a more impactful career individual wise and are well respected in the nba circle plus Jackson is proven as a head coach to be decent

Raps18-19 Champ
11-06-2017, 12:05 AM
Lue wasn't really a good coach.

But I think he's liked by Lebron. But you need a guy that Lebron respects and there's not really anyone in the market IMO.

LOb0
11-06-2017, 12:07 AM
Coaching Cleveland means managing LeBron and his ego, and Lue is very good at that. So I would say no. LeBron-ball isn't very hard to coach, he pretty much takes cares of that himself on the court.

They just did a terrible job of addressing their defensive issues this offseason - because they made it even worse.

Exactly why I didn't pick them to repeat. Their defense was bad last year and even worse this year. I'm not sure how you fix this. You have Isaiah Thomas coming back which will add to that problem.

You could try to move K-Love and that Nets pick. But I wouldn't trade it with Bron leaving in all likelihood. What could you get to improve the defense anyway?

WaDe03
11-06-2017, 12:10 AM
They definitely should imo but they won't.

D-Leethal
11-06-2017, 12:25 AM
LeBron's the coach so probably not.

Lena01
11-06-2017, 09:48 AM
Picture the scene: You've just been hired to lead a great company with loads of potential and a promising future. Shortly after taking the job, a leading expert is added to your team. Together, you transform the company into an industry leader, and you match or exceed all reasonable expectations.

Shortly thereafter, you're fired.

warfelg
11-06-2017, 10:07 AM
Maybe you shouldn’t load your roster with a bunch of guys on the downside of his career and overpaid role players.

cheetos185
11-06-2017, 10:20 AM
Coaching Cleveland means managing LeBron and his ego, and Lue is very good at that. So I would say no. LeBron-ball isn't very hard to coach, he pretty much takes cares of that himself on the court.

They just did a terrible job of addressing their defensive issues this offseason - because they made it even worse.

I think they did that on purpose to piss off lebron lol

IndyRealist
11-06-2017, 10:29 AM
The problem is systemic. Poor roster construction. They have no rim protection or perimeter footspeed outside of Lebron. They can't sit Love and Korver, two of their worst defenders, because they're the only guys not named Lebron actually producing. They should have gone after someone like Noel to put beside Love and take some of the pressure off Lebron to be everywhere defensively.

Scoots
11-06-2017, 01:25 PM
The problem is systemic. Poor roster construction. They have no rim protection or perimeter footspeed outside of Lebron. They can't sit Love and Korver, two of their worst defenders, because they're the only guys not named Lebron actually producing. They should have gone after someone like Noel to put beside Love and take some of the pressure off Lebron to be everywhere defensively.

Well ... they were betting on Thompson improving not falling apart too. But the lack of footspeed on the perimeter is really rough.

And ... LeBron would never accept the title of coach because then he wouldn't have anybody to passive aggressively blame for the way the games are schemed.

zn23
11-06-2017, 01:37 PM
David Blatt was a far superior coach, but everyone wanted their "buddy" Ty Lue to get a coaching job. Now theyre paying for it. Lue sucks as a coach.

smith&wesson
11-06-2017, 01:58 PM
Who can coach Lebron ? Who's available ?

ewing
11-06-2017, 05:42 PM
I don't think you fire LeBron at this point

KB24PG16
11-06-2017, 05:58 PM
cavs won't make a move unless lebron says to, lue was handpicked by bron

homie564
11-06-2017, 05:58 PM
Right... Lebron is the coach... Lue is a guy who says things at practice sometimes


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