NEW ORLEANS - The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-6 through the first month of the year and LeBron James has not been afraid to ask for help.
On Monday, the Cavs fell, 124-122, to the New Orleans Pelicans and James had plenty to say following the game.
ESPN's Dave McMenamin reports that James told a small scrum of reporters, "We got to figure it out. It's been a s---ty 2017 so far."
It wasn't the first time James expressed a need for help. Despite the addition of Kyle Korver, James said the Cavs still need bodies.
"We need a f---ing playmaker," James told the group of reporters. "I'm not saying you can just go find one like you can go outside and see trees. I didn't say that."
James reiterated that his intent wasn't to single anyone out. He wasn't, however, afraid to give a nod toward the San Antonio Spurs, which beat the Cavs Saturday night.
"They've got bodies," James told the media. "For the most part, all championship-contending teams has got guys that are ready to step in. Knock on wood, what if Ky goes down? For two weeks. Let's say two. What if I went down for three weeks?"
The loss of J.R. Smith and departure of Mo Williams led to many questions on the Cavs' roster, and James said he's already discussed his concerns with General Manager David Griffin.
"I just hope that we're not satisfied as an organization," James said. "I just hope we're not satisfied."
On Tuesday, James took to Twitter to further speak his mind about the state of the Cavaliers:
I not mad or upset at management cause Griff and staff have done a great job, I just feel we still need to improve in order to repeat...— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 24, 2017
if that's what we wanna do.— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 24, 2017
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