What We’ve Learned About the 2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers so Far

December 2nd, 2015 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers have exceeded most expectations to begin the 2015-16 season. That is, other than their own.

While Cleveland comes in as the heavy favorite to win the Eastern Conference, it's a little surprising they already sit at the top without star point guard Kyrie Irving. Still, all hasn't been peaches and cream in The Land, as LeBron James appears more focused and less patient than ever before.

The bottom line is, we won't get an accurate read on this team until January at the earliest. Irving and Iman Shumpert have to return to the lineup. Timofey Mozgov is still very much working his way back into game shape following offseason knee surgery while Mo Williams, Matthew Dellavedova and J.R. Smith have missed time as well.

Consider this Part 1 in what will be a trilogy of the Cavaliers regular season. Part 2 will be the period between Irving's return and the trade deadline, and the third will be everything else leading up to the playoffs.

With so much left to be sorted out, here's what we know thus far.


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