Tyronn Lue on Cavs media day: 'I stand behind my team 100 percent'

Posted at 4:10 PM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-25 16:10:23-04

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue was the first person to address the changes in the upcoming season during the Cavs media day on Monday.

The Cavs acquired Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas during the offseason. Going from Kyrie Irving to two new point guards "doesn't change a lot," Ty Lue said.

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"Kyrie was dynamic in pick and rolls and Derrick Rose is dynamic in pick and rolls and then Isaiah Thomas is also great at pick and rolls. There are a lot of similarities when you have explosive guards who can create off pick and rolls and get anybody they want on the floor."

After a rocky offseason, Lue said, "It's great to be back."

"Being healthy and having our team come back healthy with new pieces. I think we incorporated and made our team a lot better. And so just excited to be here. It was a short summer, but anytime it was a short summer that means you've done something positive."

Tyronn Lue addressed the pushback around the decision some athletes are taking to kneel during the national anthem.

"For me, we had the same talk last year. I support my team. I support my players. I support my team. It's a freedom of speech. As long as they are doing it in a positive way and they are not provoking violence or anything. I stand behind my team 100 percent," Lue said.