LeBron James has become increasingly impatient with the direction of the Cleveland Cavaliers as they have now lost five of their past seven games.
“I just hope that we’re not satisfied as an organization,” James told a small group of beat reporters who travel regularly to cover Cleveland’s road games. “I just hope we’re not satisfied.”
Cleveland opted against re-signing Matthew Dellavedova and Timofey Mozgov during free agency and waived Dahntay Jones. In their place, the Cavs drafted rookie point guard Kay Felder, acquired Mike Dunleavy (who has since been shipped out in the Kyle Korver deal) and signed Chris “Birdman” Andersen.
“We’re not better than last year,” he said. “From a personnel standpoint.”
James has been particularly focused on the Cavaliers’ need for a playmaker.
“We need a f—ing 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 made it clear that his frustration is not aimed at any one teammate or person in the front office.
“I’m not singling out anybody,” James said. “I’m not. Yeah, we won [the championship], but f—, you know what, let’s see if we can do something.”