The Cavs are and will remain a bit of a mess at the point guard position until Isaiah Thomas manages to return from his hip injury. One luxury they enjoy, however, is the ability to plug the best player in the world into any lineup hole and perform at an all-world level.
LeBron James started at point guard for the first time since 2012 last night. This is mostly semantics, as James handles the ball often no matter what slot he occupies in the lineup, but he really leaned into his point guard duties against the Bulls. He finished the game with 34 points and 13 assists, and three of those dimes were spicy highlight-reel fare that helped put the game away in the fourth quarter.
Enjoy this one-handed, perfectly spun bounce pass to a streaking Jeff Green:
Get a goddamn load of this pick-and-roll bounce pass to Kevin Love that somehow evaded three Bulls defenders:
And here’s a beauty of a pocket pass, once again to Love:
Hold on, wait, let me show you another angle of that first pass: