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Cavs’ Dwyane Wade Stresses Important Of Team Not Falling Into Rut

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a roller coaster of a season in terms of wins-and-losses, dealing with their fair share of struggles and successes.

Lately, the Cavs have been on the downside of the up-and-down season losing their second straight game and for the third time in their past four.

Cavs guard Dwyane Wade knows how important it is that the team doesn’t allow themselves to fall into a long rut.

“Sometimes, when you’re winning as much as you’re winning, you have slippage,” Wade said. “We’ve had some slippage, and we’ve got to figure out a way to nip it in the bud before it becomes: ‘We in a rut, and we’ve got to get ourselves back out of it.'”

The Cavs have had their “ups”. Before their recent skid they posted 18 wins in 19 game, so the upswing could be on it’s way.

“We’re out of rhythm,” Wade explained.

“We had a flow going, we had a rhythm going, but then things changed a little bit. You trying to bring new guys back. Tristan [Thompson] came back, and then the lineup was different. And you try to figure out your game. That’s the part of it when you have guys who you know that was out, and then they come back in. So we out of sorts a little bit, we out of rhythm, and we got to find it back. We will.”

The Cavs struggles on the court had led to instances where the players are often looking at one another in what seems to be a state of confusion.

“It happens,” Wade said. “Obviously, we talk to each other. We respect each other, what we have to say. You have a conversation. It’s a part of it. Everyone wants to be perfect on the floor. No one wants to make mistakes, but we can’t do too much when everybody’s on the floor. When we get to the sideline, there’s a break in action, we have to talk to each other.”

Wade and the Cavs need to find a way to turn the tide on this latest downswing.

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Cavs’ Tristan Thompson Out 2-4 Weeks

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without center Tristan Thompson for two-to-four weeks with a sprained left foot, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Thompson exited Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks during the third quarter after he landed awkwardly on the foot of Bucks’ guard Malcolm Brogdon.

Thompson, 27, is averaging 12 points and 11.6 rebounds per game this season for Cleveland.

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Cavs’ Kevin Love Targeting January Return

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love could make his way back to the court for action in mid-January, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

Love underwent surgery on his injured toe at the beginning of November and he was initially projected to be available to return around Christmas, but now his projected timetable of return seems to be the middle of January.

With one of the worst records in the NBA, Cleveland can afford to take their time with Love and bring him back slowly.

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Cavs’ Kevin Love Talks About Bigger Purpose in Life, Other Than Basketball

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Cleveland Cavaliers veteran forward Kevin Love believes that his life has a greater purpose beyond being a productive and successful player in the National Basketball Association and is embracing his role as the league’s unofficial ambassador on mental health.

“I feel like I have a purpose, for the greater good,” Love said, according to The Athletic’s Joe Vardon. “For the first 10 years, for better or worse, that’s what I felt like for basketball. Learning what I needed to learn. Now I’m just starting to work on myself off the court. That’s going to lead to helping people and paying it forward. I think it is good to be busier when you’re working, putting the same time into things that are super valuable.”

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