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The Cleveland Cavaliers are down 2-0 in the NBA Finals to the defending champion Golden State Warriors and now the injuries are beginning to mount.
First, it was Cleveland forward Kevin Love suffering a concussion in Game 2, after taking an elbow to the head. Love’s status for Game 3 is still in question as he will be required to enter the NBA’s concussion protocol before he will be cleared to return.
Love took an inadvertent elbow to the head from Warriors forward Harrison Barnes in the second quarter of the Game 2 blow-out loss.
And now it seems that the Cavs would also like head coach Tyronn Lue to undergo concussion testing after seeing his game plan in the first two games.
The Cavaliers have been outscored 214 to 166 in the first two games and Lue has failed to make much in the way of adjustments.
Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert summed up the thinking. “Look, we all thought that the only reason that we lost last season in six games was because of all the injuries. We lost Kevin, Kyrie Irving was out, and Iman Schumpert was not 100 percent. But we have been completely healthy this year until now. The only difference is we got rid of head coach David Blatt and gave the job to Lue. Yet at this point we are going to lose in four games. And I’m going to be honest, they should probably call it after three.”
LeBron James agreed. “I just think we need to make sure that Coach Lue is completely healthy. When I put this team together I selected the players that I thought would help me win. But that hasn’t happened. And someone has to be held responsible. Because it isn’t going to be me.”
Calls to Davis Blatt for comment were met with uproarious laughter.
With their point guard Kyrie Irving still recovering from a knee injury the Cleveland Cavaliers have begin looking at some possible stand-ins.
They are starting with a little known veteran point guard named Uncle Drew.
Cavaliers general manager David Griffin spoke briefly about his search for a point guard to spell Irving until his return which will probably be in January.
“We saw some film on this player named Uncle Drew and he looks like the type of player that could really give LeBron some assistance. Yes, he is an older player but he is exactly the type of player that we need. A good passer. He can shoot. He has a veteran feel for the game. And to be honest, for as old as he looks, he does seem to be in better health that Kyrie.”
“The guy is probably in his 60’s but he isn’t always hurt from the video I have seen from him.” Grffen continued. “Plus he can help LeBron with his Rogaine treatments becuase the old guy still has a pretty full hair line.”