CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Cavaliers all-star LeBron James talked about the faster pace under new head coach Tyronn Lue and if it was a way to get the most of of personnel.
"I don't know, we don't know, this is what coach wants, and what coaches wants to do and this is what we're going to do. This isn't a LeBron thing, I'm talking out of IQ of the game this is what coach wants to do so this is what we're going to do," James said on Monday.
Since the head coaching change, players said the team has been practicing at a much faster pace and Tyronn Lue said the team is "not in good enough shape."
"We just got to do it in practice, we got to run more. I definitely know the difference. I played at a slow pace and I played at a fast pace in my career and i definitely can tell the difference. You can see it, you can sense it, you can feel it and you know the difference between certain teams in our league, for the average fan that doesn't know, you just look at a golden state game and then you can look at a Memphis game. Obviously Memphis having Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, they love to pound into the post and they like to play at a slower pace, they will get the ball in to the post and let the guys work off of that. You look at golden state they like the floor wide open for Steph (Curry) and Draymond (Green) to create plays and they like to get a lot of movement," James said.
The Cavaliers lost to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday in Tyronn Lue's coaching debut. They will get the chance to get Lue his first head coaching win against the 14-31 Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.