A Cavalier Reconstruction: Moves That Keep Cleveland in the Playoffs

July 9th, 2010 by Bob Evans Leave a reply »
Contrary to many people's opinions... there will be basketball in Cleveland next season. Losing LeBron James is obviously the biggest blow the Cavaliers organization has had to face in a long time, but they will rebuild and rebound. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a coach in place in Byron Scott who is familiar with the art of rebuilding a franchise, and I would like to say he has been successful each time. Looking at the Cleveland Cavaliers roster, they do have assets and players in place to make another run at the playoffs this season. Losing LeBron James, according to John Hollinger's player ranking system last season, says the Cavaliers will lose out on 20-24 wins with their current roster. Last time I checked, that's still a borderline playoff team in the Eastern Conference. Obviously, the Cavaliers will have quite the challenge in replacing the production of LeBron James. He averaged 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game last season. Those are some gaudy numbers to make up next season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it's not impossible. Teams often went one on five when facing the Cavaliers offense, but next season, the team should have a much more balanc ...

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