David Blatt Comments on Cavaliers’ 2015-16 Expectations

October 22nd, 2015 by Daniel Kramer Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off a remarkable turnaround 2014-15 season, having reached the NBA Finals after missing the playoffs in four straight seasons.

They’re not expected to slow down, either. An NBA.com survey released by John Schuhmann on Tuesday revealed more than half of the league's general managers think the Cavs will win their first title this year. 

High expectations can yield elevated pressure, and Cavs head coach David Blatt is trying to keep everything in perspective, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com:

All the predictions and prognostications, it doesn't mean a whole lot. Right now we are not as of yet a full team, so it's hard for me to tell you what we are. I know what I think we can be and certainly we can be a contender, but beyond that today? I don't think we got the right to talk too, too much about more than that. We'll take it one day at a time.

As for the GM poll, an annual ballot conducted by NBA.com, Blatt offered a meek response, per Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group:

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