This isn't simply an opportunity for general manager Ernie Grunfeld to add to the gifted young core of John Wall and Bradley Beal while solidifying the gap at small forward, much in the same way the Oklahoma City Thunder built a juggernaut through the draft and savvy trades driven by the long view, not instant gratification.
Two years after charming viewers by responding to a question about being on stage by saying: "What's not to like?" the bowtie-wearing son of owner Dan Gilbert wore a stern look before this one. He said he expected he was done coming here and that he believed the Cavs would be in the playoffs next season.
What's not to like? Being in the lottery every year.
Mike Dunlap is one and done with the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Charlotte Bobcats say they've fired coach Mike Dunlap after just one season.
LeBron James was not with the Miami Heat for their final regular-season shootaround on Wednesday morning. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the league's reigning MVP was tending to a personal matter.
Carmelo Anthony expects to return to the New York Knicks' lineup Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic.
To the Heat, the regular season is an 82-game tuneup for the challenges that await in April, May and they hope, June — when they'll try to win the 16 postseason games needed to successfully defend their NBA championship.
LeBron James drove to the rim and scored on Miami's final play, winning a game in memorable fashion and preserving the Heat's winning streak that has lasted for five weeks.