The Cleveland Cavaliers have been doing a lot of things wrong recently, with team in-fighting and a plummeting record the topic of conversation regarding the team, but at least they still have a chance to re-sign LeBron James after this season, right?
Well, it looks as though those chances are quickly diminishing, especially after this report.
Per Brian Windhorst of ESPN, LeBron is still unhappy with the Cavs' front office after they failed to make a major move to net themselves another All-Star during the start of the season.
It seems LeBron is holding a little bit of grudge against Cleveland's management, as they didn't make a move to trade for either Paul George or Eric Bledsoe before they were eventually traded to their current teams, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Milwaukee Bucks.
The Cavs weren't shy about making moves this past offseason, as they obviously traded away Kyrie Irving to Boston in exchange for Isaiah Thomas among other pieces, but they still had assets that could've easily been used in a potential trade for PG or Bledsoe as their asking price was extremely low before they were traded.
Nabbing one of the two mentioned above may have put an end to some of the struggles Cleveland has been facing recently, as they're a woeful 3-7 in their last 10 games, their most recent loss coming at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, who fielded most of their bench with Kawhi, Gasol, Manu and Rudy Gay all inactive for the game.
This report may have consequences, as it shows LeBron may not be 100% confident in the team the Cavaliers are putting out on the floor at the moment, and may even indicate that James may be unhappy with one or two teammates and would have rather them be traded away in exchange for George or Bledsoe.
These missed opportunities lie in the past, however, and as the Cavs are still owners of Brooklyn's first-round draft pick for 2018, they still have a chance to make one more major move before the trade deadline on February 8th.