This is the Cavaliershabitual tactic at the beginning of the season: replacing Ottoman directly with LeBron last year as a coping forward. The first game against the Raptors was Leonard, with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists; the second game against the Timberwolves was Wiggins, with 22 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists. For a time, Ottoman was seen as a favourable competitor for the fastest-growing player. The Cavaliers, though losing two consecutive defeats, were still in good spirits - losing to the well-organized Raptors and Timberwolves was not an unacceptable thing.
The problem arises in Game 3: Cavaliers face the Eagles at home, between the tough brothers and the tough brothers, which should have been a good chance to win by robbing in the fire. But the result was astonishing: Ottoman was locked up by Prince, Trey-Yang stormed into six three-points and hit 35 points and 11 assists crazily, while the Cavalierstop show Sexton scored only four points in two of 11 shots.
Only then did Taylor Lu realize that he had not left the mess on his own initiative, but he had become the most stressed coach in the world: on the one hand, the management asked him to abandon veterans and train new people; on the other hand, the boss shouted this years slogan to hit the playoffs with all his strength.
From Dan Gilberts point of view, his team has to fight for victory either for face or for insight: the team has paid 140 million luxury taxes in four years, which is equal to the sum of the other 29 teams, and now it has taken one LeBron, and the total salary is still at a high level. In Gilberts impression, a four-year finals team, one less person, will not be unable to enter the playoffs, right?
He also fought with LeBron in secret, even though the two sides presented a friendship breakup, but in the eyes of the media and fans, Gilbert has earned the title of Big Grievant: at least LeBron brought a group of close players, is definitely not worth the current price.
But Gilbert was certainly not without problems, regardless of whether he had the money-splashing base of Paul Allen or the most professional and loyal management camp like Cuban. Gilbert burned the money, but passively signed checks and turned to the management to vent his bosss temper.
So the Cavaliers rushed to set up an unexpected team thinking: four years 120 million early renewal of Loew, four years 44.8 million renewal of Nans, to build a playoff team around them and No. 8 Showsexton.
Is there any mistake? Neither does it seem. But from a rational point of view, it is by no means the best choice: by next year Hill, JR-Smith and Cowells contracts will all enter the last year, with a total salary of 41.18 million guaranteed only 8.31 million, even if they are laid off, a lot of salary space will be freed up; in the last year, it is also reasonable to change the first round of the middle and later part of the contract. As for the scene: by Sexton, Ottoman and Japanese fans free to play savage growth, losing on schedule, winning unexpected joy. Now the NBAs game, an ordinary fan can see through, how professional manager Altman did not know, he just can not say it.
Tyron Lou was so caught in the middle, when he realized why Boden Holzer would take the initiative to break the contract with the team and not stay in the hawks. During coach Lus coaching career, from Celtics to Clippers to Cavaliers, they were mature and disciplined, at least with strong teams that could count on ACE stars, but now they are scattered. When Tyron-Louis encouraged us to gather together, the wind from above was blowing, and we didnt know which way it was heading.
This is the biggest predicament facing Lus training career: it is more difficult than last years efforts to spit blood. The root is that he needs to explain to the boss, the general manager and the players, but their demands are totally irrelevant, they can not be satisfied at the same time, but no one can afford to be offended.
Its also a problem that Taylor Lu cant solve now: maybe hes been accused of poor coaching, but hes just in character. Therefore, he dared to speak out with LeBron. He did not belong to his own family in this team. He tried to treat him equally, but there were always some people who did not know how many pounds he was worth.
Yes, JR-Smith, at this time, jumped out to show that he was overwhelmed and neglected by the Knights, so he offered to leave the team, but insisted on not agreeing to buy out - maybe among all the people around the world who care about the NBA, only JR himself, did not know how many draft rights his contract had to be inverted. But he just feels wronged and wants to leave. He cant take less money. You must satisfy me.
If it werent LeBron, such players as Tyron Lue, Altman and even Gilbert would definitely not be allowed to stay on the team, but thats the case: JR, with 14.72 million, averaged 2.5 points with 23.1% shooting percentage, said that the Cavaliers had failed his career. According to common sense, if he refuses to use him, the coach must be eccentric and not give him the chance.
But what is the truth? Since the start of the tournament, Taylor-Lu has received a variety of phone calls asking him to give up veterans and give younger players as much as possible. After three consecutive defeats, high-level pressure to win quickly, Taylor-Lu finally chose his own part of the two hazards: the fourth game, he let JR and Cowell into the rotation, playing 18 minutes each.
But Tyrone Lu must face up to the upper class and insist on using the veteran. Ironically, JR and Covar played well in that game, and together they made 4 of 7 shots. What was really unfortunate was that they were asked to be reused. Now its like Tristan Thompson, the big brother in the dressing room, who made 1 of 10 shots.
At this time, he had never coached a weak team, but Tyron Lu, who was in a weak team in the players era, knew that only spiritual encouragement could be provided to the players. He began to cook chicken soup, and praised the situation, but the NBA was not a place to generate electricity with love, let alone the God of love in the team, which had been arranged for surgery.
The next two games were lost to the Pistons and Pedestrians in the same division, two strong teams with excellent momentum this season, and the Cavaliersperformance was getting better and better. After Game 6, Taylor Lu even volunteered to tell reporters, This is very satisfying for me. We are only a little short of victory. If we break the window paper, we can win all the time.
Then he was called to the office by Altman, and the notice of dismissal was announced directly. In official speeches, the knight emphasized that Taylor-Lou accepted the decision professionally and without dispute.
It is probably extreme disappointment and sadness than death.
He was like a general who led the army. The superiors and the Emperor gave different demands, but the troops under him were far from enough for the first battle. These congenital defects are not enough to be regarded as an excuse for failure, so somebody should always be responsible for them. Changing coaches is always the easiest way.
From Gilberts point of view, Taylor-Lu is a member of the LeBron era, and his existence makes Gilbert feel uncomfortable, so he will not negotiate to give harsh requirements: let Lu go is more priority than to achieve results; and from Altmans point of view, he needs to find a teaching that he can control. Practice, rather than such a young commander who leads a team to win the championship, has a longer time in the team than himself, and is highly principled and not well-rounded. It was his task to build a strong team for the team, but he never came out to take responsibility and fired Tyron-Lu, who has been called extremely professional, cold-blooded and ruthless since he took office. As a matter of fact, he is a ruthless character. Since then, the knight has no mercy and has entered the storm. The next stage of death.
No one laughed at Coach Lu: the knight who had accumulated six grudges against the hawk who was in a flat state and nobody exploded finally completed a slaughter, but it was not Larry Drews first feat. In other words, if Lu was still there, it would have been a big win, but that would have been a tough sell-off, so Tyran-Lus responsibility to the players after each match was fully recognized by Altman and dismissed him by lightning.
Its not just the problem of the wives who are unable to cook without rice, but the root of it is that after leaving the main body of LeBrons full-role squad, its like a paper-pasted carved fence, and the Knights havent really faced it all summer. On the contrary, after LeBron returned to the Cavaliers in 2014, the Heat urgently signed Roll Deng for a while. What Tyron-Lu can do is to tap the potential inside: Ottoman cant do it, hes the main player, and if he hangs up, what else can he do? Sexton No. 8 has great potential and is still far from the NBA. Then Hood and Clarkson take turns singling out? But who else thinks the team has a future and is willing to play hard?
They just want to get rid of LeBrons remaining party, but that group is too difficult to solve, so just find Tyron-Ludang for the dead.
Altmans contract with new coach Larry Drew has not been settled, and then another big defeat. Drew said after the game, I dont know why the whole team has no fighting spirit, as if we are playing back-to-back every day. We dont know how to win at all.
This sentence is an excuse for teren Lu. Moreover, coach Lus temperament will not be heard until class ends.
This is the knight of today: a boss who has never done anything personally but is anxious to produce results and compete with LeBron, a general manager who is desperate for power and personal influence, and a coach who is not enough to lead these players to win, never achieves a tacit understanding. The final trend of the story is very simple: Loews long term recuperate, Knight directly into the rotten mode. Young players will get the chance to show their best. Gilbert and Altmans hopes were completely empty in half a month, but there was no blushing. Just leave the blame on Coach Lu. Source: NetEase sports writer: Li multi responsibility editor: Ouyang Yan _NS4899
This is the knight of today: a boss who has never done anything personally but is anxious to produce results and compete with LeBron, a general manager who is desperate for power and personal influence, and a coach who is not enough to lead these players to win, never achieves a tacit understanding. The final trend of the story is very simple: Loews long term recuperate, Knight directly into the rotten mode. Young players will get the chance to show their best. Gilbert and Altmans hopes were completely empty in half a month, but there was no blushing. Just leave the blame on Coach Lu.