Several Cavs Players Reportedly Confronted Kevin Love And Accused Him Of Faking Illness To Get Out Of Game Vs OKC
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in shambles and seem to be pointing fingers at each other after suffering an embarrassing loss to the Thunder on Saturday. Today, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Cavs players held a team meeting to call out Kevin Love for allegedly faking an illness to get out of the game against the Thunder and to skip out on practice on Sunday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers held a fiery team meeting in the practice facility locker room prior to Monday’s practice, during which several players challenged the legitimacy of Kevin Love’s illness that led him to leave Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma City early and miss Sunday’s practice, league sources told ESPN.
Several players were pushing for the Cavaliers’ management and coaching staff to hold Love accountable for leaving the arena before the end of Saturday’s game, and then missing Sunday’s practice, league sources told ESPN.
The meeting was loud and intense, only calming down once Love spoke to those gathered in the room and explained himself, league sources said.
Kevin Love isn’t the only Cavs player catching heat, it seems like Isaiah Thomas might get traded after failing to gel with the team since coming back from injury.
Here’s ESPN’s Brian Windhorst talking about the possibility of Thomas getting traded by the team.
The question is… would they consider making Isaiah Thomas available? I can tell you this. It’s going very poorly with Isaiah and the Cavs right now. There is a lot of frustration with the team because he’s a guy who shoots the ball a lot. He holds the ball a lot. And when he’s averaging 30 points and shooting 45 percent from the field as he did last year for the Celtics… things went well. Right now, there’s a lot of frustration with the way Isaiah’s playing on the team. And I wonder, even though it’s so early in terms of his return from injury… I wonder if the Cavs would consider moving Isaiah and would they put in a call to the Hornets to see if they could figure out if they could get Kemba Walker.”
It’s not looking good for the Cavs.