The center of the chaos in Cleveland seems to be one of its newest members according to a player. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a mess. We know this. But worse than that, there appears to be no end in sight.

Reportedly, the Cavs’ dysfunction is worse than ever. In fact, it’s the worst it has ever been. This comes from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

I had a player tell me when we were in San Antonio (last Tuesday) that it’s the worst it’s ever been.

But it doesn’t stop there. And right now, the reason McMenamin keeps coming back to is Isaiah Thomas. That seems a bit harsh, but here’s the thought process.

The last three years, the guys in that locker room felt like they had the best team. Or if not the best team, a team that certainly had enough to beat any other team. And that was because they had two top players in LeBron and Kyrie Irving. And by taking Kyrie Irving away and adding a player in Isaiah Thomas, who is not the same guy he was – maybe someday he will be that guy again, but he’s not that guy right now – it’s kind of driving these guys crazy.

Right now, the Cavs are 29-19 and five games out of first in the East. But that’s not all. Despite winning two in a row, the Cavs are also 4-6 over their last 10. Meanwhile, Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics currently top the East. However, they are just one game ahead of the Toronto Raptors. But the Cavs are a mess. The Celtics and Raptors are not.

And it looks like we’re a long way off until the Cavs are truly competent again.

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