“Our guys are pissed off and so are we….No Longer do we not want to be invited to the party,” said J. B. Bickerstaff. The coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast further explained that the players and staff are angry about not being included in play resumption. J. B. Bickerstaff also said that the team is done being left out and is tired of the losing mentality. The Cavs have the second-worst record in the league for the second consecutive time.
The Cavs have struggled over the last season and have lost star power since the departure of LeBron James. However, J. B. Bickerstaff is still optimistic and says that this incident will provide internal motivation to the team. He has also spoken about the need for the team to get together and have proper training sessions at the earliest.
This exclusion will also affect the Cavs’ off-season trade activity. The team will now look forward to building around their 2x All-star center Andre Drummond. If the Cavs can land two role-players to work their backcourt, they can become solid playoff contenders in the East.
The people of Cleveland are heart broken that they won’t get to see their team playing in Orlando. Thet will also miss seeing younger superstars like Darius Garland and Collin Sexton in action.
The NBA Board of governors has approved a comprehensive format to resume play on July 31. The Board has invited 22 teams, which include 13 from the West and 9 from the Eastern Conference. The top 8 teams from both conferences and teams that are six games or fewer away from making the playoffs will resume their season.
With these new conditions, the competition will be more exciting than ever before and the players will also be more rested and better conditioned to take the court after a hiatus of over three months. The NBA will also put strict health policies in place to minimize the risk of infection for the players.
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