NBA Rumors: LeBron James Upset Again, Wants Last Shot With Cavs

NBA rumors again put LeBron James in a negative light. In NBA action April 9, James and the Cleveland Cavaliers took on the Chicago Bulls. The Cavs lost 105-102, but it was the way that the team lost which had James fuming afterward. Down two points with about six seconds left on the clock, Matthew Dellavedova missed an open three-point shot and the Cavs wound up losing.

A report from CBS Sports states that James wanted Dellavedova to pass the ball so that he could take the last shot. Down only two points, James had been moving back toward the three-point line, as well. Dellavedova called for the ball when the Cavs rebounded it, Kevin Love got the pass and immediately relayed the ball to him, but he then missed the open shot.

Now, these NBA rumors aren’t anything new when it comes to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite his poor shooting from three-point range this season, James still wants to be the one taking the final shots for the Cavs. During the 2015-16 NBA season, James is shooting just 30.2 percent on his three-pointers. Matthew Dellavedova is at 41.3 percent now, which is one of the reasons he is even on the floor in late-game situations.

With just two games remaining in the regular season, this is the time where the Cleveland Cavaliers need to be developing more chemistry for the postseason. Having James publicly state that he wanted Dellavedova to pass the ball doesn’t exactly send the right message. This is where James could have made a statement in support of his teammate, possibly building up confidence for a situation that could re-appear in the 2016 NBA Playoffs.

Matthew Dellavedova Guards Rose
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So, what happens next for the Cavs? The team is at 56-24 and 2 and a half games ahead of the Toronto Raptors for the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Cavs have just two more games to close out the season, and will then play against the No. 8 seed in a first-round series. That opponent is still up in the air, as three different teams could finish in the No. 8 slot. Possible first-round opponents are the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, and Chicago Bulls. Each possible series could be interesting for the defending East champs.

Most of the NBA world is closely watching as the Golden State Warriors continue to move closer to breaking the all-time best record for the regular season (72-10 by Chicago Bulls). The Warriors (71-9) play the San Antonio Spurs (65-14) on Sunday, April 10, in what could be a preview of the Western Conference Finals. The Spurs are in “rest mode” for most of the players on the team, but could certainly try very hard to keep the Warriors from using them as a stepping stone for the record.

The Cleveland Cavaliers play two home games to finish out the NBA regular season. The next game for the Cavs is against the Atlanta Hawks on April 11, and they follow that with a game against the Detroit Pistons on April 13. Both match-ups present challenges, especially since a first-round series with the Pistons could be coming soon. That could put some added pressure on the Cavs to address the NBA rumors about chemistry and finish things strong.

LeBron James Watches Bulls
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The 2016 NBA Playoffs are on the horizon, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are still dealing with rumors about chemistry, how LeBron James has struggled this year, and how Kyrie Irving has been a statistical liability on defense. The only thing that will quell all the chatter is for the Cavs to easily make the NBA Finals, and then bring the city its first championship. Anything short of that will lead to an offseason of NBA rumors about how this Cleveland roster just isn’t good enough.

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