Monday, February 12, 2018
On his new teammates:
It was a good start. It’s almost like the new guys have been here.
It started with George and his on-the-ball pressure and him just running the team. And then the three guys came off the bench. Jordan was — he’s ready to score at any time, but his composure was great. Rodney plays with so much poise, and Larry was just controlling the perimeter, setting great pick-and-rolls. Got him a lob, got him a dunk, so it was a good start for the new guys, a good start for all of us with our revamped team so far.
George Hill, one of LeBron’s new teammates said:
“LeBron said before the game, ‘Who cares about mistakes? Who cares about missed shots? Who cares about all that stuff?'” We weren’t here to be perfect. There was no judgement out there today. Go out there, have fun, take our shots, be ourselves. I think that’s what we tried to do.”
Thursday, February 8, 2018
We’ve just got to keep pushing and stay positive. For me, I am staying positive and just trying to figure out ways we can get better, what units work well for us on the floor, how we can be more productive, how we can pick someone up when they’re struggling. It’s been tough because we have a few guys that have been struggling as of late.
It’s no time to throw shade about our season. We’ve got to continue to be positive and continue to push forward. We’ve got quite a few games left, and if we’re still serious about the season, then we’ve got to play good ball at some point.
We’ve just got to keep pushing. Stay positive, keep pushing, try to get better, and that’s where it’s at. That’s where it’s at for me.
We’ve got to come out with the right gameplan. We’ve got to come out with a sense of urgency, and we’ve got to play the game the right way and try to sustain some good basketball for 48 minutes.
LeBron James following the Cavaliers win over the Brooklyn Nets 119-109. Cleveland has now won six straight games. James scored 23 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter – including 18 straight for Cleveland.
”Just trying to make plays, be assertive, help my team win. You can’t force it. You’ve got to let it come to you. It’s times when you wish you can do it and sometimes the ball just doesn’t go in. But I put a lot of work into my craft and I believe that every shot I take is going to go in. Sometimes it’s being aggressive and picking your spots and other times it’s, `Get the hell out of the way’.”
On his team following their first pre-season game:
“They’ve pretty much been working well together overall, just playing the right way, moving the basketball, moving bodies, executing. Be interested tonight just to see how much we can pick up in a game setting. You can run through the plays dummy offense all you want, but until defenses are actually out there guarding trying to take away different things.”