Despite being in position to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers are still trying to improve on some issues including their poor defense.
After the loss to the Miami Heat on Christmas Day, Cavaliers forward Kevin Love was asked about the team’s issues on the defensive end and provided this answer to ESPN’s Dave McMenanmin:
Kevin Love on the reason for the Cavs' poor D: "I don't know. Trust probably? I think that's what, I'm guessing, most people would say"
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 26, 2014
While some might agree with Love, some might argue the team’s lack of a defensive presence in the middle also can attribute to the team’s issues with interior defense.
There is still time for Cleveland to fix their defensive issues but if they can’t, Love and the Cavaliers might not last long in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Love image courtesy of Getty Images