Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James believes that his team can win a title with the way that their roster is currently constructed.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were expected to be championship contenders immediately after they signed James and acquired Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The NBA trade deadline is today, but James believes that the Cavaliers should stand pat. James also made it clear that he thinks the Cavaliers can win a championship with their current roster.
Cleveland just went on a 12-game win streak recently, and they have the talent to win a championship without question. They just acquired J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, and Timofey Mozgov, and those three guys are a big part of the reason that they went on the long win streak. James, Kyrie Irving, and Love are all too good to not figure things out down the stretch of the season.
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James has been an excellent leader for the Cavaliers, and he has been getting more vocal as the season has moved forward.
There is no question that the Cavaliers are a strong all-around team, and their bench has been improved in a big way since the beginning of the year. If they did see a deal that could improve their bench a bit more without having to give much up, it would be wise to pursue it. Perhaps a better backup point guard would be in order.
That being said, the last thing the Cavaliers want to do is make a trade just to shake things up a bit more. They are beginning to form much better team chemistry and they can’t afford to ruin that improvement.
Rumors have been flying around all day long, but the Cavaliers haven’t been mentioned in many of them. It has been made pretty obvious that they are happy with the current makeup of their team and won’t make a deal unless it is obviously in favor of them.
Don’t expect to see the Cavaliers make a deal prior to the deadline. They may take a look at the free agent market if players end up getting bought out, but they will cross that bridge when it comes. If they see a backup point guard upgrade come available, then they might consider making a move but that isn’t too likely.
It is going to be an entertaining end to the season for the Cavaliers, and they are looking more and more like legitimate championship contenders. They still have some work to do, but James’ confidence is an encouraging sign.
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