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Shorter training camp it does hurt you as far as conditioning. When you have an older team that's been around for a long time, you can't really practice and condition the way you want to. Just going to take some time to get into shape and get in game shape. We will see how that goes.feedback
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NEW Oct 19 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Tyronn Lue is associated, including Bron, United States, and anyone. Most recently, Tyronn Lue has been quoted saying: “We've got to get in better shape. As far as pushing ourselves, not saving ourselves. We've got to do a better job of playing hard six or seven minutes, you get tired, come out. Our pace was really slow. To hold a team to 41 percent shooting and they were at 36 or 37 (percent) for a while and not play with pace getting up and down the floor, that's not good for us. We want to play fast; we want to get up and down the floor. I thought tonight we settled and played a half-court game.” in the article LeBron vows to get in better shape after injury.
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Oct 11 2017

Pretty mad, pretty pissed off. But I mean, it is what it is.feedback

Oct 11 2017

We're going to get better as the season goes along, of course. But we will be better than we were tonight, for sure.feedback

Oct 09 2017

Really good. I think having him on the second unit, along with the first unit, him and Bron can always push the pace because we want to play with pace, play fast. And then we want to get D-Rose back with that second unit, we can push and we've got JR and Kyle (Korver) running the lanes, and you have Jeff Green filling the lanes and D-Rose can go to the basket. So, he's going to be able to find guys and we're going to have a lot of space on the floor for him, but we can still play with pace.feedback

Oct 09 2017

I just wanted to do it. It's been hard since LeBron's been out, but just something we're going to do to start the season and see how it works.feedback

Oct 09 2017

He was fine. It's tough, you've been in position where you went to three straight Finals and you've been the starting 2-guard. But like I said it's about sacrifice if you want to win. JR was great about it. Just knows he has to have a different role right now so we'll see how it works.feedback

Oct 08 2017

If it was the season or the playoffs, he would have definitely been back by now but it's just being cautious. To start the season, you don't want something like this to linger throughout the whole course of the season. So it was just smart for him to take some time off, get healthy and now he feels pretty good and we'll try to give it a go on Tuesday.feedback

Oct 08 2017

Not for preseason. I don't think it's a must that guys play. Throughout the course of the regular season, of course we've got to abide by the rules.feedback

Oct 08 2017

LeBron will be able to play the last two games and none of the guys have played with LeBron yet, so that will try to give the guys a chance to try and find a rhythm going into the season. Kind of a different way than I wanted to do it, but didn't expect LeBron to get hurt in training camp. This way they can miss this game and come back and play the last two and try to get in a little rhythm with Bron.feedback

Oct 05 2017

It's his first game so he's going to be excited. Wants to play well and I thought he did a good job, especially missing a couple practices and being off for a couple days. To come in and play the way he did, I was very pleased with it. He's going to make some mistakes and that's part of it. But as a player, I love his approach. I love what he does. He's only going to continue to get better.feedback

Oct 05 2017

We'll see how he feels after going through practice today. We'll see how he feels. He always heals pretty good. He heals faster than anyone I've ever seen. We'll just see how he feels.feedback

Oct 04 2017

We won't know until tomorrow morning, but I think he should be OK.feedback

Oct 04 2017

It's a tough process if you can move guys or if you have to let one go. It's going to be a tough decision. Just trying to see who plays the best for us, who stays healthy and we've got to go from there.feedback

Sep 30 2017

That just says a lot about him, about his character. A guy who has been MVP, who started his whole career and to come here for the minimum knowing and thinking that Kyrie is going to be here with him being the backup, it just shows he wants to win. And that's who he is as a person. You can see it every single day. He wants to be a winner. He wants to win. He works that way. So, it's just great to have him here.feedback

Sep 30 2017

From what I've seen, yes. I'm not going to hold him back. Play his game. We want him to be comfortable.feedback

Sep 26 2017

I'll probably add a minute to his minutes. So, 38 and a half (minutes per game). ...We'll see.feedback

Sep 26 2017

I call him 'Benjamin Button.' He seems younger, he just seems happier with the game right now, just having fun. Enjoying the game. Hopefully it carries on for 82 games and into the playoffs.feedback

Sep 14 2017

Teams just don't hedge out anymore.feedback

Sep 14 2017

We love it. There isn't a wing who can guard him in the post.feedback

Sep 14 2017

Kevin is going to have the best year that he's had here. I thought he was great anyway. You keep bringing up Bosh. What did Bosh average in Miami? Kevin averaged almost 20 [points] and 10 [rebounds] with two other All-Stars. If you are on a championship-caliber team, you have to sacrifice. But this year is going to be a big opportunity for him. We're going to play through him more. He's going to get those elbow touches again.feedback

Sep 14 2017

We can't run all the stuff that Minnesota used to run. We have different personnel. We have LeBron, and we had Kyrie. We don't have a lot of great cutters.feedback

Jun 13 2017

You can't turn the basketball over, you can't take bad shots because you don't have floor balance. They're so fast, they get out in transition. It's tough to get back and get matched, especially with their speed.feedback

Jun 11 2017

Bringing a physicality, being physical. Our mindset has to be winning games and not smiling back and forth or talking and playing. I mean, they're coming right after us, so we have to go after them. I don't see anything's funny or anything's to smile about. So hitting and being physical and just everything they do to us in the first three games, we have to do that. Last game, in Game 4, I thought that's who we are. Got to be physical. If it's talking trash or knocking guys on the floor, whatever you got to do, you got to do it.feedback

Jun 11 2017

But it's up there. Ever since I was growing up, my dad always told me, There's not a shot you can't make when you walk in the gym.feedback

Jun 11 2017

I've been known to do certain things and send some pretty crazy tweets in the past. But obviously, I would know better than that.feedback

Jun 11 2017

We talked to him about trying to make plays. Like, I need you to shoot the basketball and be a scorer. I'm not a technology guy like that.feedback

Jun 09 2017

They're a great team, but I think we're a great team also.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I thought our team scrapped and competed. I can't be disappointed with the effort and how we played, but they made the plays down the stretch that we didn't execute defensively or offensively, and they took advantage of it.feedback

Jun 08 2017

We want to play fast; we don't want to play in a hurry. We want to get good shots. We don't want to take the long 3s and things like that.feedback

Jun 06 2017

It's not anything Tristan isn't doing. I just think that against this team you have to score the basketball.feedback

Jun 06 2017

She had a great idea for me. She told me every time I touch it, shoot it.feedback

Jun 06 2017

We just have to take care of the basketball. I think taking good shots when we're playing with pace and not turning the basketball over, letting them get out in transition. So that's our game. We're not going to change our game because of who we're playing. And I'm confident that we can play that way, and we did it last year.feedback

Jun 06 2017

Defensively, now he has to do a lot more. Running around with Steph and chasing Klay [Thompson] and chasing Steph and constantly having to be on alert, it takes a lot of out of you offensively.feedback

Jun 05 2017

They play well at home. They won their first two games like they're supposed to. Coming to a tough environment, we knew it was going to be tough, but they won the first two games. We get a chance to go home now to our home crowd where we play well, also.feedback

Jun 04 2017

Steve Kerr's a guy I respected even before he started coaching. I just like who he is as a person, and throughout the course of the playoffs I've checked on him and we text and talk. So it's good to have him back over there.feedback

Jun 04 2017

I think that having awareness, can't relax, can't fall asleep. This team, their offense is constant movement, so you got to be locked in. You can't take a peek somewhere else and lose your man. So they make you pay. And they have a lot of guys who are great passers, so you got to be alert at all times.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - NBA

We can't let Durant get easy baskets like that. With him being probably one of the best scorers in the NBA, you can't give guys like that easy opportunities at the basket.feedback

Jun 03 2017

He's one of the best shooters we have ever seen. For him to be in a slump is crazy. ... I don't believe that. A guy like that is never slumping.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Twitter

He's one of the best offensive rebounders in the league, so they're doing a good job of making sure they get two guys on him, two guys hitting his body to keep him off the glass.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - NBA

You got to really get out here and get a chance to do it first hand. When we experience that, we're able to adjust, we're a lot better.feedback

Jun 02 2017

They're the best I've ever seen. They're 13-0. They're constantly breaking records every year.feedback

Jun 01 2017

I just think he's grown as a player since I've been here. Each year he's grown. All the other stuff -- about being a professional, taking care of your body, eating right, training -- I think LeBron has done a good job of just showing him that way.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - NBA

They're a tough team to play, and we understand that.feedback

May 27 2017

He's moving around a lot more. Just watching him move without the basketball, getting easy baskets off of cuts and splits and when he passes the ball he's also relocating now. He's doing a lot more movement, which makes it even tougher to guard after being one of the tougher scorers I've ever seen.feedback

May 27 2017

I think throughout the course of the playoffs, I think each team wasn't going to be outdone, until we lost that game to Boston.feedback

May 27 2017 - NBA

We're not going to use that as motivation. We're in the NBA Finals. That's enough motivation alone. Not worry about what it says in Vegas or what people are saying about underdogs. We're not using that as an excuse. We've got to come out and play. Our goals were set at the beginning of the season, and that's to win a championship. So, that's what we're focused on.feedback

May 25 2017

This team is a crazy team. They just stayed resilient all year, got to the playoffs, and we really stepped our game up. Now we can start focusing on Golden State to get ready. As of tonight, I'll get started.feedback

May 25 2017

To be honest, I didn't do not one prep for Golden State yet because I really believe that this (Boston) team is a good team and I didn't want to look too far ahead. I'm very happy and I'm going to enjoy it until we play Golden State. With that being said, tonight I'll start my prepping, and we'll see what happens.feedback

May 25 2017

The comparison is always going to be there, they're always going to continue to talk about it, but just showing that you're able to pass Michael Jordan, on this kind of stage and in a playoff magnitude, just means LeBron's been doing a lot of winning. Been advancing, been playing well to get to the playoffs a lot, so a tribute to him and his hard work.feedback

May 24 2017

Like, they hit the post, Golden State runs splits and all that stuff but these guys are running all kinds of s---. I'll be like, F---.' They're running all kinds of s---, man. And Brad's got them moving and cutting and playing with pace and everybody is a threat. It's tough, you know, it's tough.feedback

May 24 2017

I don't even think about them. We're just focused on Boston. The stuff they're running, it's harder to defend than Golden State's (offense) for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys who are making all the plays, so it's a totally different thing.feedback

May 24 2017

I don't know. Somebody just asked me that. I wouldn't say so because at moments like this when they needed a basket or a bucket, who do you really go to on a consistent basis? That's where he's big for this team and of course all the movement and stuff is good, but then there comes a time where, OK, we need a basket. So who do we go to get that?' And that's where he's been so big for them and so crucial this year.feedback

May 24 2017

With Isaiah going down, that's 29 points a game and now you got to scheme and try to do something for a whole 'nother system. It's tough. And we really didn't know what to expect but I thought we did a good job of making some adjustments in the end of the second quarter and the third quarter and the second half (in Game 4) that really helped us out.feedback

May 24 2017

It was one of those games we had to fight through and we had to earn it.feedback

May 24 2017

He saw Bron went out and he wanted to put the team on his shoulders. He did that. They called them. We had to do what we had to do.feedback

May 22 2017

I would rather have adversity and win. But like I said, we won 10 in a row, we lost a game and we've got a chance to come back and work on some things that we're definitely going to correct. See what happens (Wednesday).feedback

May 22 2017

I mean, it's natural. You win 10 in a row and you're feeling good. Same thing happened last year versus Toronto. We've got to be better, but there's nothing wrong with being confident and feeling good. We wouldn't be in this position if we weren't confident. We've just got to get back to, like I said, being physical, bringing the physicality and having a defensive mindset. I think that's where it hurt us the most.feedback

May 22 2017

Marcus Smart made 15 out of 77 off-the-dribble threes this year. He made some last night.feedback

May 22 2017

That's no excuse. They played well, but we've just got to play better, be more physical.feedback

May 22 2017

It was a weird game. A weird-feeling game. No blame. We're all to blame. We lost; it happens. For a guy who played great for five straight months, he's got to have a bad game sooner or later. He's human. He didn't shoot the ball well. It wasn't his ordinary game. But Kevin (Love) and Kyrie (Irving) had it going early and they played well, so it kind of got him out of rhythm a little bit in that first half.feedback

May 22 2017

He's human, so he's going to have a night like this. He didn't shoot the ball well, and we still had a 20-point lead. A game we should have won, but they played hard. They scrapped. They have a scrappy team. We knew that coming into tonight. We knew it wouldn't be easy, but we got some things we can correct and come back ready to go on Tuesday (in Game 4).feedback

May 21 2017

That was a tight group. They did everything together, dinners and everything.feedback

May 21 2017

He kept feeding them and tried to let the game come to him and he got out of rhythm a little bit.feedback

May 21 2017

I mean, he's human, so he's going to have a night like this. He didn't shoot the ball well, and we still had a 20-point lead.feedback

May 20 2017

It's one game. I don't care if you win by 200 points. We're going back home, we're not going to get comfortable. We understand that this is a good team. They're not No. 1 in the East for no reason. You've got to give the award to different people every now and then. But to me, LeBron's the MVP.feedback

May 19 2017

You've got to give the award to different people every now and then. But to me, LeBron's the MVP. Just like (Shaquille O'Neal), you can give him the MVP every season, if you want to.feedback

May 19 2017

I mean, I think he's a decent free throw shooter. Don't change. You're the best player in the world, do what you do, have confidence doing it -- that's it.feedback

May 19 2017

Oh, he might have seen it then. Those guys had MVP seasons, and you've got to give the award to some different people every now and then. I look at LeBron like Shaq; I think every year he's the MVP, and you can give him the award every year if you wanted to. When guys have incredible seasons like James Harden did and Westbrook and Kawhi, then you kind of credit those guys and give those guys the nod. But to me, I mean, LeBron is MVP, just like Shaq, you can give it to him every year if you wanted to.feedback

May 18 2017

LeBron has been playing so well that we really haven't had a chance to really feature Kevin. But we've been talking, and he's been ready, and tonight was a huge performance from him. We needed that ... we needed that big performance from Kevin.feedback

May 18 2017

Kyrie and LeBron went out, and I told him I was going to feature him, and he did a good job of carrying the load. We did a good job of getting the basketball to him, and he came up big for us.feedback

May 18 2017

Any given night, it could be Kyrie, could be LeBron, could be Kevin, Korver, J.R. (Smith), Tristan (Thompson). So we just take what the defense gives us, and that's how we try to play. And whatever guys are doing, we try to ride the hot hand and everyone else will fill in.feedback

May 17 2017

He's playing at a high level. And that's the reason why we're riding him so much. When LeBron's playing at that level other guys just have to be solid and we have a good chance to win.feedback

May 16 2017

You get a chance to feel a team out and how they play. You know what their adjustments are for you and you get a chance to learn that on their floor, where the pressure is on them because they have to play well at home.feedback

May 13 2017

You got to keep them engaged and you know show them new things. I've got to trick them at times, but they've been pretty locked in and we've just got to continue to do what we do. It is what it is, and we just got to continue to work on what we need to get better at and then whoever we play we just got to be ready.feedback

May 13 2017

I know our team is anxious to play. (Kyle) Korver and LeBron, those guys are talking about it. So our guys are just anxious to play and ready to go out there.feedback

May 13 2017

He hasn't gotten a lot of touches. That's on me to get him more involved. What we had going offensively was working, and we had to stay with it to get to 8-0, where we're at right now. And he understands that, and next series will be totally different.feedback

May 13 2017

And it's about sacrifice. Scoring the basketball is not the most important thing, it's the small things that Kevin's been doing that goes uncharted.feedback

May 13 2017

The playoffs is a game of matchups. That's why Toronto went out and got Ibaka, to try and slow Kevin down. Maybe we didn't feature Kevin enough against Toronto, maybe we showed 'em too much respect, and that's on me. But next round I've got to do a better job of really getting Kevin involved and really establishing Kevin.feedback

May 10 2017 - NBA

So, two of the teams that have been in back-to-back Finals, so, why not? Why not want to see it again? I don't see why it would be a problem. I think last year had some of the best ratings, I think, in NBA history. I think now with them adding (Kevin) Durant and the way they're playing, the way we're playing, it can be even higher.feedback

May 10 2017

Is it a problem? I don't think so. I think a lot of people wanted to see Boston and the Lakers back in the day. I think nowadays, a lot of people want to see Golden State-Cavs. And it's not a problem. Right now, it's two of the teams playing some of the best basketball right now. I'm always watching. I'm watching everybody. San Antonio, Houston, Golden State, Washington, Boston, I'm watching everything. And my mind is always going, it's always running and you're always trying to get an advantage somehow. But yeah, I'm watching everyone.feedback

May 08 2017

I'm very impressed. Since the second half of the season, he's really gone to another level. It started in the second half of the regular season and carried over to the playoffs. We're just riding him right now. The way he's been playing is phenomenal. He's carrying this team and everyone is chipping in and trying to help him as much as possible.feedback

May 08 2017

He tries to go as far as we need him. In that fourth quarter, I tried to get him out for a couple of minutes, but he said, No, I'm fine, just get me a timeout and I'll be OK.feedback

May 07 2017

Guys got bored with the process because we never really used it a lot. But now, you can see that we're doing it: We're on the right page, we're clicking defensively. And that's because of the work we put in throughout the regular season.feedback

May 05 2017

I don't know. But they're going to be more physical. We have to be more physical, but we also have to keep our composure. And not do anything foolish. The playoffs are a physical game. If you watched the game last night between Boston and Washington, we got to be able to keep our composure but also play a physical game.feedback

May 05 2017

We talked about today that we could be more physical. I thought with Jonas Valanciunas and those guys rolling to the basket, we have to be more physical. We showed them a clip yesterday that we had to bring more physicality to the game. So, we've got to be more physical but we've got to be smart doing that.feedback

May 03 2017 - Mexico

A little, small kid in Mexico (Missouri) with just dreams and hopes. You never thought it would come true, but I worked hard and I'm here and I'm just blessed.feedback

May 03 2017

With J.R., he said, I'm not concerned with the offensive end, I'm going to continue to get stops. He's come to timeouts numerous times and said, Don't worry about me, I'm going to continue to get stops.feedback

May 03 2017

I really challenged J.R., especially with Paul George, of just saying that, You have the assignment of guarding Paul George and we're going to [let] LeBron roam. He's going to guard him throughout the course of the game and the course of the series, but you have the responsibility. By doing that, it's given Bron a chance to play extended minutes and being able to roam and play fast and play with a pace. Like I said, you've got to give credit to J.R.feedback

May 03 2017

I mean it proves that you're a winner. Proves that you're always in the playoffs and you're always giving your team a chance or an opportunity to win, so. The more points you have in the playoffs, the further you've been and the more times you've been to the playoffs, so it's a great achievement.feedback

May 02 2017 - NBA

But it's just, I don't like it when they make stuff up or they lie and make stuff up. If I didn't do a good job or I didn't do something [correctly], then I understand that. That's your job. You got to write it. But when you make stuff up, that's the part that I don't get that kind of makes me mad.feedback

May 02 2017 - NBA

That's why I know that the media has to do what they have to do, because when you rest him, they cry, Oh, he should play! [Michael] Jordan would never sit!' And then you play him 42 minutes: 'He's playing too much. Like, what? So if you don't play, you mad. If you play too much, you mad. ... And I've come to the realization that it is what it is. That's why I just try to tune the outside noise out.feedback

May 02 2017 - NBA

It's the hardest job, by far. It's the hardest job. But I've been through a lot of tough things in my life anyway, and I just try not to listen to the outside noise -- to the media and what they have to say. As long as I have the support of [Cavs general manager] David Griffin, [principal owner] Dan Gilbert, my players, the city of Cleveland, the state of Ohio, as long as I have that support, that's all that matters.feedback

May 02 2017

I was like, Man, you should come back and play for me.' He was like, Man, you all have a lot going on over there. That was before we hit our stride like we're playing well now. He was like, If you and [James] Posey were still playing, I would come.' But he said, But y'all are coaching and y'all are going through what you're going through.' He said, Ah, I'm going to sit this one out.'I said, OK. We'll call you next year.feedback

May 02 2017 - NBA

When I was a player, probably about 7-8 years ago, I'm trying to attack every reporter that said something. But now I've come to the realization that it's not worth it. People are going to say what they have to say, and they got to sell books or they got to sell stories. They have to do it. That's their job.feedback

May 02 2017 - NBA

Last year and probably the year before when Coach [David] Blatt was here, I just got so caught up in trying to be perfect and do the right thing every single time that you never take time for yourself or you never have time to enjoy it, and I think this year, I think you can see I'm kind of different. I'm enjoying it more. I'm trying to enjoy it more and not let the outside noise get to me. ... [Drew] taught me how to just take a step back and you got to live and take time for you and enjoy it, and if you don't, it will kill you.feedback

May 02 2017 - NBA

I just got thrown right in the fire, not knowing how I wanted to coach. Like, I had a thought of what I wanted to do as a coach, but when you're coaching LeBron James and Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love and the pressures of winning a championship, it's different.feedback

Apr 28 2017

That's good to know because we play well at home. Our fans are great; they have our support. LeBron saying he does play better on the road, that makes it a lot better for us.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - NBA

A lot of guys are taking care of their body. NBA players are some of the best conditioned guys in athletics in their sport, so they can definitely do it. I think a lot of times coaches get sidetracked by what other guys, what the media said or whatever. But you just got to go off what you feel, how the guys feel, how the players feel and what your team needs at this time. So, if Bron plays 46 minutes and (Kyrie Irving) plays 45 minutes and we win, then it's worth it. And if we need them to play that many minutes to win in the playoffs, then it's absolutely worth it.feedback

Apr 26 2017

It's just part of the playoffs -- how he's feeling, how the games are going. But there's no back-to-backs.feedback

Apr 26 2017

He knows his body better than anyone. He said he feels great and he feels worse when he doesn't play, so we'll see how that works out.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Teams are suffering, because they listen to what the media is saying about guys playing minutes.feedback

Apr 26 2017

With him playing the minutes he played during the course of the regular season, it has helped him in the playoffs. Now he is able to play those 42, 43 minutes. Because he's used to it. His body can take it, so, I'm not worried about what outside people say.feedback

Apr 22 2017

That was the craziest thing I've ever seen. A grown man asks somebody permission to do something, I never understood that. They always make a story out of something when it comes to us. In case we need them. In case we need those guys. Checking in on them, making sure they're fine and staying in tune with the game in case we need them. But to ask permission is stupid.feedback

Apr 22 2017

It wasn't about Kyrie or Kevin. It was about D-Will, Korver and Channing and how well they played. They were playing great, that unit was going well, and Kevin and Kyrie, they understood. No, I didn't ask those guys for permission to sit them out, but I did want to keep those guys engaged just in case we needed them down the stretch, because D-Will played, I think, 15 or 16 minutes straight. Kyle Korver played 15 or 16 minutes straight ... so just considering the game and how it was going, just had to check on those guys and make sure they stayed engaged into the game in case we did need them.feedback

Apr 22 2017

When I say, Kevin, I had to ask you, could I bench you?' They were saying, S---, get out of here, man. You know you didn't do that. You didn't want to put us back in in the first place.' But I mean, to ask for permission? That's crazy.feedback

Apr 22 2017

I wonder if he had permission. Pop's the greatest, so he can do whatever he wants to. He's done it before. He has a great feel for his team. His team respects him. Whatever he does, they respect that. My team here, they respect me. Whatever decision I make, they respect it.feedback

Apr 20 2017

We just never quit. We knew the importance of this game. To go up 3-0, makes things a lot more difficult for those guys.feedback

Apr 20 2017

He just willed his team and said, I'll put you guys on my back, going to make every play, make the right play,' . LeBron willed us home, 41, 12 and 13, played the whole second half. That's what playoff basketball is all about. You got to be willing to sacrifice and lay it on the line to win a game and that's what he did for us.feedback

Apr 20 2017

Every decision you make in the playoffs is difficult.feedback

Apr 18 2017

We've got to hold back. We can't show our hand early because … these are some good teams and we don't want them to be able to come into a series and be able to adjust to what we do. We just have to be able to play our normal defense until we get there and then we will see what happens.feedback

Apr 17 2017

Shump was unbelievable. He came in and made it tough on Paul George and made a couple shots for us also. We needed that spark.feedback

Apr 17 2017

I mean, I think he's a decent free throw shooter. I just think don't change. You're the best player in the world, do what you do, have confidence doing it, that's it. But, he's either going to miss or make them, but don't keep changing. So what?feedback

Apr 15 2017

LeBron's a competitor, he wants to win and me tapering his minutes down, he thought it would be bad, especially with the things we was going through at the time. We just gotta see how his body feels and he'll communicate that with me.feedback

Apr 15 2017

Not a lot of laughing. A lot of seriousness. When the playoffs start, it's just his time. He's always focused and that's just who he's been since I've been around him. My cousin drove me to Applebee's last night. I got 18 wings fried hard with the sauce on the side.feedback

Apr 13 2017

We have to be very aware of him. We know he's going to score his points because he's a great player. But we have to do a good job of taking out all the other guys - C.J. Miles, Monta (Ellis), Aaron Brooks and Lance Stephenson. We have to try and take those guys out of the game and out of the series because we know P.G. is capable of scoring 30 each night so we have to make it tough on him, show him different things, different schemes, throw different people at him and just try to take those other guys away.feedback

Apr 13 2017

I figured it was going to be Indiana, just looking at their schedule, looking at the (Chicago) Bulls' schedule, I pretty much thought it was going to be them. And I've been putting it together for a while. So today I was able to go through some plays and try to take away some things.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - NBA

I'm not going into the playoffs thinking that. I'm going into it thinking we can win.feedback

Apr 13 2017

They're well coached. Coach [Nate] McMillan did a great job the second half of the season figuring out his team, who he wanted to play and what lineups. They've been playing well. Paul George coming off pin-downs and trying to run LeBron around off catch-and-shoots, because you can't post Bron or it's hard to go on-on-one, so he ran Bron around a lot. We've got to be prepared for that.feedback

Apr 13 2017

I feel good. As long as we're healthy, I think we can win. So, health is the most important thing. We chased the No. 1 seed, we lost two games to Hawks that we should've won, but we didn't. So now we're here. It's going to be a tough road whether you're first seed, second seed or third seed. The Eastern Conference had gotten better and we understand that. And we have to play better so we understand that. The challenge is here and we're up for the challenge.feedback

Apr 13 2017

Also with [Jeff] Teague being a fast guard who can get downhill, put a lot of pressure on you and get into the paint. Those are two things we have to be better at and we got to be good at going into the playoffs.feedback

Apr 13 2017

We had some key injuries this year that set us back, but for the most part, it's pretty much the same. I think the East has gotten better. Toronto has gotten better. Boston has gotten better. Indiana is playing good basketball. The Bulls finally figured out what they're going to do, who they're going to be. Same thing with Milwaukee. So, teams have gotten better and that's just the biggest difference to me. It's going to be a bigger challenge for us this year.feedback

Apr 13 2017

My confidence is that we can win. And I know we can win the series. We just got to play Cavaliers basketball, which we're capable of doing, which we showed we can do. I hear all the talk or whatever, I don't listen to it. I know our team, I know we have confidence to win. As far as the outside rumblings, that's just part of it. It always surrounds this team and I'm used to it.feedback

Apr 10 2017

I thought the effort was great. It was unbelievable.feedback

Apr 10 2017

It's too late now. It's over.feedback

Apr 07 2017

If we can take care of business like we're supposed to, I think that we'd like LeBron and Kyrie to get some rest. I think JR and Korver and Kevin and those guys should play a little bit because they've been out for so long and just try to keep JR's rhythm and establish Kevin's rhythm and the same thing with Kyle. So the most important guys right now are Kyrie and LeBron, just trying to get those guys some rest if we can.feedback

Apr 07 2017

These games like this come back and bite you, especially down the stretch when you're trying to get some rest. Trying to hold on to that No. 1 seed and getting rest, and you come out and have a performance like this, it's not good.feedback

Apr 07 2017

I just know we didn't respect those guys. Dunleavy comes off the bench and scores 20 points. We know what he does, he shoots the basketball. We're late getting to him, late chasing him off screens. Late on a lot of screens. They came in, they played hard and they beat us.feedback

Apr 07 2017

Games like this come back and bite you. Obviously a bad performance. Beat Boston and have the game that we had, and to come back and not validate it against a team that didn't even play their guys. I didn't think we respected them tonight. I thought we thought we'd just mess around with the game until it was time to knuckle down. By that time, they already had confidence. That's who we've been. That's who we are. I hate it.feedback

Apr 05 2017

We're gonna get him out there and just kind of see what he can do. We're confident that he can do some good things.feedback

Apr 05 2017

It's a fine line. You want to go into the playoffs healthy and rested but if you can get home-court, you want that too. We're great at home.feedback

Apr 04 2017

Come on. Ten points? You might get eight. Especially against us, you might be able to get eight.feedback

Apr 04 2017

They should be able to score 10 points. I averaged 10 points for four years. They ought to be able to score 10 points. I mean, the best player in the world, he better be able to score 10 points.feedback

Apr 04 2017

I mean, 10 points? That's one bucket a quarter and then one free throw a half. I mean, come on, man, if you can't do that then we shouldn't be sitting here talking. That's it. What we talking about? Ten points?feedback

Apr 02 2017

That's part of the game. You like to see that passion, and a lot of times take it out on the other team. They were both mad and frustrated, but that's what you want to see. We wanted to win that game and it was a big play. Some miscommunication right there, but they got over it.feedback

Mar 28 2017

So this is kind of like his training camp and his preseason, then all the other things that are going on as far as his family [Smith's daughter was born five months premature this January]. It's gotta be tough on him. I just got to keep talking to him, tell him he doesn't have to press. We're behind him 100 percent. His daughter is in our thoughts and our prayers. Basketball is our life, but it's not the only life that you have. He's gotta understand that. He's just gotta stay up and stay positive. That's why he is who he is.feedback

Mar 28 2017

With JR, it's a lot. To miss training camp because of the contract situation and then you finally start getting your legs under you, and you get hurt -- and you're out for three months.feedback

Mar 28 2017

We'll get in late, 2-3 in the morning and he's in at 8:30 getting his stretching and workouts. Or we're just having a walk-through. And he's on the treadmill running for 30 minutes.feedback

Mar 28 2017

We've got to hold back. We can't show our hand early because these are some good teams and we don't want them to be able to come into a series and be able to adjust to what we do. We just have to be able to play our normal defense until we get there and then we will see what happens.feedback

Mar 25 2017

I'm not confident, but we've got to. It seemed like they were so much faster than us. We just didn't have it tonight.feedback

Mar 13 2017

We're small. You've got to play LeBron [James] at the 4 some and got to play Derrick Williams at the 4 some, [Richard Jefferson] at the 4. We are undersized, but you've still got to box out and be physical and try the best we can. We do miss Kevin's defensive rebounding, which is big for us, but we still have to go out and do it.feedback

Mar 13 2017

We played hard and fought down the stretch and got tired. I thought LeBron got tired and Kyrie got tired. What we took advantage of in the first half, we weren't able to get those things in the second half because our guys got tired.feedback

Mar 05 2017

We got J.R. off the floor. He's fiery, he's feisty. He's ready to get back on the floor. It happens throughout the course of a game. It's nothing, though.feedback

Mar 05 2017

It's going to be a process. But it's a great process to have, and we have great players. Now, we have a roster with 12 guys that should be playing.feedback

Mar 04 2017

He understands the big picture and what we're trying to accomplish. The guy's played so many minutes over the course of his career, and going to six straight Finals he has to take some rest at times.feedback

Mar 04 2017

That first 2 1/2 quarters was great basketball. That's how we're capable of playing. Moving the basketball, sharing the basketball, making the extra pass ... that's who we are.feedback

Mar 04 2017

We got to 25, got comfortable and started messing around with the game, taking bad shots, and they made some good shots, some tough shots.feedback

Mar 04 2017

It should have been more.feedback

Mar 02 2017

It was a good game – went down to the wire, shot for shot. I.T. made two big shots, Avery made two big shots. We competed, we fought. That's all you can ask for.feedback

Feb 15 2017

He played through it. Guys are going to get their proper rest going forward, even though Kevin is out. We're going to be fine.feedback

Feb 14 2017

We can't run LeBron into the ground because Kevin's out. Guys have to step up and be ready to play. The games we discussed he could possibly be out in March, we'll look forward to that.feedback

Feb 08 2017

Probably, I'm not sure yet, but it's a good possibility. We'll see how the guys feel. When we're playing good like this, guys might want to play, so we'll just see how they feel.feedback

Feb 08 2017

When we got here, we told him, Whatever shot you have, take it.feedback

Jan 27 2017 - NBA

We are going to do it. We are the champs, we do have a great team and we have the (fourth) best record in the NBA right now so we got to play like it.feedback

Jan 25 2017 - NBA

For me, LeBron James, the best player in the world, took a team that was worse to the NBA Finals two years ago. We have a good team. We just have to start playing better as a unit. No excuses.feedback

Jan 25 2017

For me, you always want to try to improve the team whether you're great or not. Golden State won 73 games last year and they added Kevin Durant. You always want to get better and when you see teams getting better as a competitor you want to get better. But we have enough on this team to win a championship. We can get better. I know Griff is going to make us better and he's going to do the best he can.feedback

Jan 21 2017

Maybe Pop has it in his contract to fly under the radar. They're good every year.feedback

Dec 25 2016 - Christmas

Of course you want to play well. It's Christmas, everyone is locked in and everybody is watching, you have the last two champs against each other so it's going to be a good game, but it's not like if we beat Golden State or they beat us it's seven wins in the win column.feedback

Dec 18 2016

In practice (Friday), he looked really good, had a lot of pop, was moving around well. There will probably come another time where he's going to need a little rest also. Right now, he's feeling good and that's the biggest thing for me.feedback

Dec 14 2016

It was pretty much the circumstance. It wasn't like, we're coming to Memphis; we're going to sit our guys.feedback

Dec 09 2016

It's a tribute to his hard work and his dedication.feedback

Dec 07 2016

It's not normal, but considering the circumstances that's what we have. But that's not my main objective. My main thing is to try to get this team to stay on track and play the right way and try to get back on track by playing Cleveland Cavalier basketball.feedback

Nov 23 2016

To get 34 points on this team, it says a lot. The thing I liked the most was when he got going, our guys really looked for him.feedback

Nov 15 2016

We treat everyone the same around here.feedback

Nov 11 2016

A lot of guys were humbled by the experience. When you get a chance to meet the President of the United States – and he knows your first name and last name, and knows your stats and how you play and who you are as a person – it just means a lot.feedback

Nov 08 2016

He's very physical. Sometimes he demands double-teams if he gets deep in the paint. He's going to drive fouls on your big men. They also have a shot blocker.feedback

Nov 05 2016

We were tested tonight. Overall, I'm pleased to come out with a win when we had some adversity.feedback

Nov 01 2016

If they win it, we've got to come back and win it again, too.feedback

Oct 28 2016

For him to internalize it this whole time without saying anything to anyone is tough.feedback

Oct 25 2016 - NBA

Every time I see those last plays, guys celebrating and crying, it just sends chills through my body. I'm pretty sure that on opening night it's going to be even more than that. It's going to be an emotional night, I know that and I'm going to enjoy it also. It's going to be one of those nights. It's a great night. Who wouldn't want to be in that position as an NBA player or NBA coach? It's going to be a great night for us.feedback

Oct 25 2016

I'm probably going to cry again.feedback

Oct 25 2016

That was one of the best moments I experienced this summer.feedback

Oct 20 2016

I don't know why, but they do come up to me and thank me. We're champs and they carry themselves like that and rightfully so.feedback

Jun 20 2016 - NBA

We made history tonight. Cleveland, Ohio, we're coming back, baby!feedback

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