Relaxed and Confident, Cavaliers Have Evolved in Year 2 of LeBron James Reunion

November 13th, 2015 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »

CLEVELAND — Year 1 of LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers began 1-3, was later 19-20 and eventually relied on major midseason trades to build cohesion within the team.

Year 2 appears to be off to a far better start.

The Cavs have shot out of the gate to a 7-1 record, the best mark in the Eastern Conference, even without Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert. Through eight games, Cleveland ranks third in offensive rating (109.5) and has allowed the fifth-fewest points per game (95.5).

When asked to compare this year's start to that of last season, head coach David Blatt appeared to hold back a smile, simply stating, "At this time in the season, we were a completely different team. I have no basis for comparison."

Blatt was a newcomer to the NBA stage last year, an unknown that was forced into one of the hottest coaching seats in professional sports. While he scrambled to keep both his and the Cavaliers' collective heads above water, everything about the team and city now is in a much-improved state.


Relaxed and Confident

Blatt used both adjectives to describe ...

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