Cavaliers head into the All-Star Break on the upswing

2/14/14 in NBA   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe Cleveland Cavaliers first half of the season was pretty awful, and it seemed that they were done for.
They got rid of their GM, and then they endured two separate (but equally depressing) 6 game losing streaks. Their teamwork was non existent and player tension was at its peak. The coaching staff was not faring well either as they could not settle down the players and get a handle on the situation.

Then the rumors started that Kyrie Irving was not satisfied with the team and was looking to leave the team when he got the chance. He himself came forward and said that in all his career the current season was the toughest one. During preseason, they looked solid but that was a stark contrast compared to what they gave later. But as the All-Star Break kicks in they have hope to cling to and for the first time in almost four years they have a 4 game winning streak.
C.J. Miles said the statistics and facts were something he was still coming to grips with and he was not happy with them at all. 
“I don’t think I’ve really digested it all yet,” Miles said. “I don’t even think it’s digestible.”
This isn’t the first time that the team had internal quarrels and took to the media to air their dirty laundry. When they lost in Utah, everything that went wrong was pinned on Deron Williams and he was the person they held responsible for forcing Jerry Sloan to retire. This season GM Chris Grant was laid off and player tension was at its peak. They blamed each other for things that went wrong.
Miles said that there were many rumors circulating but he didn’t bother taking time to read them and the only thing he was focused on was playing basketball.
“For the most part, from what I heard, there was some true stuff in there,” Miles said. “But what are you going to do about it? I guess we decided we wanted to do something about it, which was play basketball.”
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