Things are quickly spiraling out of control for the defending Eastern Conference Champions.
After struggles on the court and issues in the front-office, Cleveland's season has strayed far from its original course. And now, to make matters worse, some members of the team are apparently pointing fingers at one of their biggest stars, Kevin Love.
According to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cleveland Cavaliers held an "emotional" team meeting prior to Monday’s practice, where several players challenged the legitimacy of Kevin Love leaving OKC loss on Saturday ill and missing Sunday’s practice. In a locker room growing increasingly frustrated, Love defended himself and explained his side to teammates, coaches and management, according to multiple sources. At the end of the meeting, there was a sense with some that they had worked out some issues, but that ultimately remains to be seen.
And while Cleveland may be far from their breaking point, blaming Kevin Love can't be a good sign... considering he's the least of their problems.
The Cavs, no matter how anyone puts it, are in serious trouble. They seem ill equipped to handle a series with the Celtics right now, and even less so for the Warriors. What will it take to get the squad back on top... and does it involve Kevin Love?