CLEVELAND -- Shortly after riding Kyrie Irving to a 105-100 win over visiting New Orleans on Wednesday, Cavaliers teammates Marreese Speights, C.J. Miles and Wayne Ellington headed for a downtown restaurant.
Theres plenty of food in the locker room, but they wanted to relax and visit, and maybe grab a little something to eat. Its this type of camaraderie Cavs general manager Chris Grant will take into consideration as the NBAs trading deadline arrives Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.
The Cavs (17-37) have won 10 of 22 since the New Year, and suddenly look like a young and developing team thats starting to get it.
The play of older reserves such as Speights, Miles, Ellington and Shaun Livingston are major factors in that. All are in their first year as Cavs. Several are in their first weeks.
And as good as Irving has been (35 points on Wednesday, including 20 in the fourth quarter) its the cohesion of the bench bunch thats beginning to turn this into a basketball symphony.
Now, clearly, ...