LeBron James isn’t worried about squeezing Isaiah Thomas into the Cleveland Cavaliers’ rotation and offensive tendencies once the All-Star point guard full recovers from a hip injury he suffered towards the end of last season.
Because he’s basically figured out how everything will work…by playing NBA 2K.
From ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin:
Everything is humming in Cleveland now. The Cavaliers’ defense looks loads better, even without Tristan Thompson. The bench has been straight fire, especially on the offensive end. Wade is getting Sixth Man of the Year
love, mostly from LeBron James himself. If Thompson gets healthy and accepts a role off the bench, and if Jae Crowder ever works his way out of a months-long malaise, the Cavaliers could be deadly.
Thomas is a part of that projection. But it will take time to incorporate him. He’s a pretty good spot-up shooter, but, at the same time, he’s used to working with the ball in his hands. Can LeBron really figure out how to strike a balance by playing a video game, knowing how difficult it has been to complete similar implementations in the past?
Conventional logic suggests no. But let’s be real: Who am I, or you, or any of us, to doubt LeBron’s basketball acumen? If he says NBA 2K is helping him prep for Thomas’ debut, then we must assume it will do exactly that.