The Cavaliers Are Better Now, Which Is Good For Bragging Rights, But Bad For the Wizards
By Nick Ashooh
Sure, it's only been one game, but I think we can all agree the Cavaliers look better than they did before they blew up their entire roster at the NBA Trade Deadline.
GM LeBr...I mean...GM Koby Altman saw chemistry was a mess, took a bunch of C-4 to his roster, and completely changed the dynamic.
The Cavs are younger, more athletic, hungrier, and more willing to play in the situation in Cleveland than guys like Isaiah Thomas, who wanted to get a max deal, and Jae Crowder, who apparently wasn't having fun at work, as you can see below.
The bigger issue here though, is that it's further proof that the Cavs rushed into their trade for of Kyrie Irving. They got pieces that didn't fit, and they were parts that were propped up by the fantastic coaching of Brad Stevens in Boston.
Chemistry is so important in the NBA, but so is good coaching. I said back when the trade happened that Boston won the trade, Stevens had squeezed the best juice out of Thomas and Crowder already, and that those guys just weren't a good match for Cleveland.
I love being able to look back and brag about it later, especially when you're told you're crazy: