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Boston Celtics: Concern sets in following blowout loss to Cavs

12 February 2018

Cleveland completely changed its look - and perhaps its chances of winning a championship this season - Thursday with a stunning sequence of deals. It's been a rare sight for the Cavs this year and it was one they'd probably like to see a little bit more of.

Lebron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers cheers his teammates during their game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Because of their struggles, the Cavs went wild at the National Basketball Association trade deadline as they traded Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert, Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder, and Dwyane Wade as part of a major facelift to their current roster. The Cavs got guard George Hill from the Kings for guard Iman Shumpert. Despite losing 14 of their previous 22 games, the arrival of their new players could lead to a lot of success for them and regain a lot of momentum on their side ahead of the playoffs. "Probably not. So with those pieces, we made a decision to shuffle the deck and get younger and get some youthful talent with energy and enthusiasm, great cultural pieces that I want to be a part of". "It's time to go to work". It's how it's suppose to be.

Wade was one of James' closest friends who came to Cleveland just to be reunited with his former Miami Heat running mate.

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The massive makeover is meant to help the Cavs make another title run in 2018 with James, who can opt out of his $35.6 million contract this summer and become a free agent.

"Just want to say thank you to all the Cavs fans, Cleveland, everybody", Frye said.

After the All-Star break, Boston needs to get their energy back.

First off, Cleveland got Larry Nance Jr., who is a great defender, which they didn't really have before, plus Nance is the kind of player that could fit in any team, so he is a clear upgrade to the roster.

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"This trade is also a reflection of our continuing commitment to invest in our roster in ways that help us evolve and compete at the highest level now and into the future", Altman said.

Reuters/David Richard-USA TODAY SportsCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Quicken Loans Arena. His physical play on both ends of the floor were something that the Cavs desperately needed, especially with Kevin Love being out eight weeks with a broken hand. "We just got do our job, be the best role players we can possibly be". I look forward to getting them here.

The moves the Cavaliers organization made not only should help fix the toxic locker room issues but should help the Cavaliers improve on defense.

Facing a 21-point deficit to start the fourth, the Celtics had to start looking to make another epic comeback after shooting 42 percent from the field and 27 percent from three. And Jaylen Brown struggled from three-land, missing all five of this attempts, yet he finished the game with five points.

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Boston Celtics: Concern sets in following blowout loss to Cavs