It looks like LeBron James isn’t too sad about his best friend and former teammate Dwayne Wade’s recent departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“It was a good start,” three-time NBA champion James told ESPN after Sunday nights game “It’s almost like the new guys have been here.”
Thursday, along with James BFF Wade the Cavaliers traded Isaiah Thomas, Iman Shumpert, Derrick Rose, Channing Frye and Jae Crowder bringing in younger players George Hill, Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, and Larry Nance Jr.
On Sunday, Feb. 11 the Cavs played in Boston debuting their new team since the shocking results of deadline day.
Newcomers Hill, Clarkson, Hood, and Nance guided the Cavs to an impressive 121-99 win over the Celtics in Boston.
James put up 24 points, ten assists, and eight rebounds while Hill, Clarkson, Hood, and Nance combined contributed 49 points.
After struggling this NBA season, the Cavs have now put themselves back on the map with a three-game winning streak and have surrounded James with a younger and arguably stronger defense.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said there had been a welcome shift in energy around his team ever since they parted with six players through three trades on Thursday and brought the new group in.
Although Lue said the team’s improved spirit “wasn’t about the other guys” that were traded, former Cavs guard Dahntay Jones took to social media to credit the improvement based on the type of players Cleveland has now as compared to the type of players in the past.
The difference between selfish and selfless players. Take notice
— Dahntay (@dahntay1) February 11, 2018
LeBron is said to be on top of the world following the big win with his new team; soon we will see what the new and improved Cavs have in store for us!