We have more information regarding the team meeting/ airing of grievances that took place prior to Monday’s practice. While the initial reports seemed to focus on the team questioning whether or not Kevin Love was actually sick, we now are hearing that the discussions went far beyond that point.
Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon expanded on his post about the story, explaining on Twitter that a source had advised him that “nearly everybody” was called out during the meeting.
Like almost all things with the Cavs, these stories require some reading between the lines. When the story was leaked to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, it seemed like a lot of the focus and blame was being put on Love. What we’re hearing now was that even if Love’s status in Saturday’s game was the launching point of discussion, the conversation went into where everybody has dropped the ball during this recent stretch.
To put the blame on any one player, or on Tyronn Lue would be nothing more than an attempt to find a scapegoat. The players haven’t been used properly, but it’s also hard to build a rotation when you never know what you’re going to get on a night to night basis.
We’ll never know exactly what happened prior to Monday’s practice. Although if we see some changes with how the team plays Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs we may get a glimpse into what progress was made. It seems impossible for there to be a rock bottom lower than Saturday’s loss to the Thunder, so we can only go up from here.