LeBron James frustrated with team's roster
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James says he hopes the team makes moves for the stretch run of the season because he doesn't think the current roster is good enough to compete for another championship.
The NBA's trade deadline is Feb. 23.
"I just hope that we're not satisfied as an organization," James said. "I just hope we're not satisfied."
"We're not better than last year," he said. "From a personnel standpoint."
Cleveland has lost five of its last seven games, including Monday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, who played without All-Star forward Anthony Davis.
The Cavaliers play their next three games at home before hitting the road again against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.
"It's like when you don't have bodies, it's tough," James said. "The f------ grind of the regular season. We're a top-heavy team. We have a top-heavy team. We top-heavy as s---. It's me, [Kyrie Irving], [Kevin Love]. It's top-heavy."
"We need a f------ playmaker," James said. "I'm not saying you can just go find one, like you can go outside and see trees. I didn't say that."
James clarified on Tuesday in a pair of tweets that he was not upset at general manager David Griffin or any staff members in particular.
I not mad or upset at management cause Griff and staff have done a great job, I just feel we still need to improve in order to repeat...— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 24, 2017
if that's what we wanna do.— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 24, 2017
Despite the struggles, Cleveland still leads the Eastern Conference by 2.5 games over the Toronto Raptors.
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