The Cavaliers are down 3-0 in the NBA Finals, and it’s no secret LeBron James has carried Cleveland throughout the postseason.
James has been averaging 37.7 points, 10.7 assists and nine rebounds in the playoffs so far, but his teammates haven’t done much to help.
James is usually quick to defend his teammates, but Thursday he admitted the Cavaliers are lacking in big “playmakers.”
“We haven’t had many playmakers through the course of the season,” James said, per CBSsports.com.
James then spoke about the complete roster overhaul at the trade deadline and said he wishes he still had Dwyane Wade.
At the deadline, the Cavs traded away Dwyane Wade, Channing Frye, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Iman Shumpert and Derrick Rose in return for George Hill, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and Rodney Hood.
“He’s kind of built for the postseason at this point of his career … You definitely think about that. It seems like so long ago that he was a part of this ballclub,” James said.
LeBron, on looking back at the trades, says he wishes he still had D-Wade. “He’s kind of built for the postseason at this point of his career… You definitely think about that. It seems like so long ago that he was a part of this ballclub.”
— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) June 7, 2018
Game 4 of the NBA Finals is set for Friday at 9 p.m. ET.