The Cavs chose to keep Kevin Love, who’s on a minutes restriction after returning from a knee injury, from playing in back-to-back games, and held out Kyrie Irving because he hurt a knee Thursday night. With those two out, they opted to give LeBron James the night off, too.
Cavs GM David Griffin told ABC’s Lisa Salters that he sympathized with fans who paid to see the stars, however the team was looking out for its fans by trying to keep the Big Three rested and healthy.
But ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy questioned why the Cavs chose to rest their stars in Saturday’s nationally televised game — one week after the Warriors did the same thing at San Antonio — instead of Sunday’s game against the lowly Lakers.
JVG makes a good point – why not rest your 3 best guys vs the Tanking Lakers?
Also – LeBron could have beaten the reeling Clips by himself.