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Hours before the trade deadline, Cleveland made wholesale changes to its roster.

On Sunday, the new-look Cavs went into Boston and crushed the Celtics, 121-99.

On Monday morning, Dave McMenamin -- who covers the Cavs for ESPN -- shared the following story on Outside the Lines:

"I spoke to JR Smith after the game -- JR, LeBron, Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love -- the only four guys remaining on the Cavs from the championship team in 2016. And JR said they had a conversation on the plane, and he said, 'Man. Look at all these different faces we have now.'

And LeBron said, 'Yeah. But we got a squad now.' And he actually said we have a 'expletive' squad now.'"

From Dec. 19 to Feb. 6, the Cavs went 8-14 and had the second worst defense in the NBA.

There were countless reports of locker room turmoil and one report claimed that LeBron would even entertain meeting with the Warriors this summer in free agency.

Another story detailed how LeBron has no relationship with owner Dan Gilbert or GM Koby Altman.

Then, the trade deadline happened and the Cavs smacked the Celtics.

All it took was one game for the narrative to change drastically...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller