Tyronn Lue Sticking With JR Smith Due to NBA Finals Heroics

Tyronn Lue joked that people already think Le Bron James coaches the Cavaliers so he wouldn’t want to add fuel to that fire by handing him coaching duties during a game

Tyronn Lue Sticking With JR Smith Due to NBA Finals Heroics

"I think having Hood come off the bench and being a scoring power, a scoring threat, being able to run things through him I think is big also", Lue said.

Larry Nance Jr. had 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists, a steal, and three blocks, Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood both scored 14 points, and George Hill added in seven points, a rebound, four assists and a steal as the starting point guard. "But it's up to us to change that".

"They exceeded my expectations. I like where we're at right now, and we'll just kind of go from there and see how it plays out".

"I don't think it's something we would do often, but I think it's a good exercise", the coach said.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr let his players coach during Monday’s 129-83 win over the Suns
Warriors coach Steve Kerr let his players coach during Monday’s 129-83 win over the Suns

However, the King certainly didn't do everything by himself, as the four new players which Cleveland added to their roster last week on trade deadline day played a big impact in the outcome of the game as well. We can switch stuff defensively.

Smith is shooting 51.5 percent from three-point range in the first five games of February and it appears evident that his offensive mojo is returning. He's not waiting for Lue to hand him the whiteboard. "They're playing free, having fun, and the biggest thing is Clarkson finished the game". That's what we've got to have. "When you keep getting beat by 40, teams won't respect you".

Kerr said he met with Suns coach Jay Triano and explained relinquishing his coaching duties to his players was about reaching his own team and not showing disrespect to his 18-40 opponent, per Haynes, but Suns forward Jared Dudley saw things differently. So I can see doing it again one time, a couple times. Right now I'm trying to fast-track it and make sure that the new guys are always hearing me behind them on the defensive end and offensively they know where to go. As Cavs players said their farewells to one another in the visitors locker room at Chesapeake Energy Arena as the team played its last game before the All-Star break, James told ESPN he would be boarding a chartered plane to fly to Cabo San Lucas for a few days off before continuing on to Los Angeles for All-Star Weekend.

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