Cleveland Cavaliers

A post-LeBron James rebuild was constantly inevitable in Northeast Ohio, and the Cavs have obviously accepted that destiny. Through four in-season tradesthey restocked their cupboards with nine incoming draft picks, including a set of prospective firsts.
But before heading down reclamation road, Cleveland gave oft-injured Kevin Love a four-year. That speed not only looks inflated due to deficiencies that are defensive and his health history, but it might also lead the Cavs to a couple of wins. He’s still capable of scoring and/or rebounding at an All-Star rate.
In case the idea was to lean on Love’s leadership flip him the strategy has been doomed from the start.
“You’re not getting an advantage for him under some circumstances,” a Western Conference executive advised Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger earlier this year.
Speaking of assets, the group underwhelms from every angle. Collin Sexton is interesting, but his 41.1 field-goal percent and 15.6 assist percentage emphasize his limits. Cedi Osman works as a piece, but likely nothing more. The Cavs could be at least away from forming their base a couple drafts.

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