He wrote that in response to my statement that Love was a better player than IT. There is only possibly confusion if you don't read all of the posts in the quote.
Again I never argued Love was having a better season, I said he is a better player. There is a very large difference between those two statements.
I said Love was better than IT. I never said Love this year or last year has had a better season than IT had last year. There is a very big difference between those statemwnts
no he wasn't. He scored more on slightly better shooting efficiency but IT was not a better player than Love. Love is a mich more complete player on both ends of the floor.
James and Love are both better players than anyone on last year's Celtics. To compare them is just silly
you misunderstood my post. So let me clarify, James has always been Cleveland's best player. He and Irving weren't a very good fit. Their offense would often stagnant with them just taking turns doing their thing. They had no real cohesion and they both often ignored each other and Love, who is a great offensive player in his own right. If this team makes it work, it will have significantly better cohesion and a much clearer sense of team and identity. It is James' team, James' offense, etc. Obviously there are times where Irving's ability to get a basket will be misssed, but overall the team is constructed to better utilize its best player and in the process also better utilize Love. It has mich better defense overall as well and when the Cavs lose, they lose on that end of the floor.
Love has been their 2nd best player all year. I actually think they could be a better overall team than any time since Lebron has returned (except that first season when Love and Irving were injured in the playoffs) even though they have less top end talent. They have a lot more cohesion and balance in the roster construction from top to bottom. They got younger, more athletic, better defensively, with better shooters, and a roster that suits what James (and to a lesser extent Love) do well. They have a very nice 2 deep rotation at every position (except center) and the players actually fit together well. There will of course be games where they will miss what Irving can do offensively, but overall I think they might just be a better team (they will still almost certainly lose to the Warriors if they both get there, but they lost in 5 last year so that wouldn't be an unexpected result). That of course assumes that Love returns and their roster actually gels and learns how to play together in the short time they have. Those are two very big if's, but assuming both do actually happen, I'd be pretty surprised if the Cavs aren't in the Finals again.
The whole thing feels a little desperate to me. Which makes sense, the Cavs are desperate.Hill is leading the league in 3pt percentage. His numbers aren't much different from last season and he has been on a much worse team playing 5 mpg less.
I think George Hill is going to be the X-Factor to this whole thing. If he keeps having the season he's been having, I don't see the Cavs making it out of the second round. If he was just bored in Sacramento and starts looking like he did last year in Utah, then he could be a nice compliment for Lebron and Love and then, who knows.
So is he their 3rd best player? He is a far cry from Kevin Love (who obviously is now the Cavs second best player). This could help them win the east for sure, but I don't see how the Rockets or Warriors wouldn't sweep them (and probably the thunder in 5).
this is just a hilarious take. Stars win in the NBA in the playoffs, not role-players. Celtics fans should know that of everyone because our team of gutty role-players and IT4 dragged the team all the way to the eastern conference finals where talent finally took over and we got wrecked.
look at the talent on even last years team, and to say this years has more is just a hot take. just Irving alone is worth more than those roleplayers. Unless you trust them to win you a game and get tough points..
You are asking Lebron to be superhuman every night(which is entirely possible) and not have any off games.
lets not forget Kyrie Irving won them their first championship with his shot over Curry or they may very well have lost in 7 games.
I just think the NBA is a game where superstars dominate. and we saw that last year when a scrappy "team" of role-players in the celtics got steamrolled by a team that basically just played lebron/kyrie iso
I would have more faith in these guys gelling right away if the team had an actual coach. and not Tyron lue
Last yearís IT > this yearís Love.
Isaiah was a Top-5 MVP candidate that averaged 29/6 and he made All-NBA 2nd team. Love had a great season but his defense wasn't elite either, and Isaiah's impact overall on the C's outweighs Kevin Love's impact on the Cavaliers.
To say Kevin Love's season last year > Isaiah's is honestly ridiculous to me. Even stats seem to disagree with that despite Isaiah also being horrible on defense (which is actually amazing to be honest - he did have a helluva year for us last year).
You said Love this year was better than IT last year. Thereís no real objective support for that position. We judge players based upon results.
Yeah, this is a pretty wild argument to me. I know IT gets some hate around this board now, but arguing that Kevin Love is having a better season this year than IT had last year is... just wild.
Actually, Roy wrote "Last yearís IT > this yearís Love" and you responded "no he wasn't".
If that's not what you meant, that's fine, but if there's confusion, it's because you wrote something you apparently don't believe.
I'll refer you to my previous post.
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