The Cavaliers struggled Thursday against the 76ers, falling, 108-97, but LeBron James took the high road and made a classy move after the game sending praise to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
While the Cavaliers (36-25) should have been able to win against the 76ers (33-27), Philadelphia had a particularly strong night with six of its players reaching double-digits. Simmons put up 18 points with eight assists, while Embiid scored 17 with 14 rebounds.
Limited Jordan Jenkins Jersey Embiid also took to social media to send James a message writing, Trust the Process??? Always a great time playing against one of the best to ever play the game #summer2018goals, which only added more speculation to the rumors that have been going around about Philadelphia trying to land James.
Bell believes the Steelers understand his worth but he senses his negotiations are viewed through the prism of the running back market, in which Atlanta’s Devonta Freeman is the game’s highest paid at $8.25 million per year. Freeman has averaged 96.9 yards from scrimmage per game over the past three seasons.
Bell said the constraints of the running back market aren’t his doing and don’t encapsulate his profile as a player.
They are using it as me being compared Darren Sproles Authentic Jersey to another running back or my status or what Devonta Freeman has. I can’t control what he’s done on the field, Bell said. I only can control what I think I’m worth and what I’ve done on the field. That’s where the problem lies. ‘Freeman’s making this, we can’t give you this.’ … To me, that’s not fair. I didn’t sign Devonta’s deal. That’s the position I’m in. I want to make my own decision.
Westbrook was also asked about his developing relationship with his former teammate.
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[We’re] communicating, and that’s about it, Westbrook said. All the other stuff is irrelevant. Just keeping it cool. Talking when we need to.
Thomas currently last in the NBA in defensive efficiency and is shooting 35 percent in the process. Windhorst believes only way to fix the team chemistry may be to trade the diminutive guard, even though he has not heard of anything concrete indicating that will happen.
I think if the Cavs want to salvage this season with the spirit of the team they have to seriously look at doing that, Windhorst said. But also, I can’t sit here and look you in the eye and tell you that Isaiah will not recover enough to be a great player again in two months, I mean, it’s a pretty big risk, but I’m going to tell you that if you watch the way the team plays, the spirit when LeBron is out there with Isaiah is absolutely palpable.