Vegas Over/Under: 53.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 55-27 The Bet: Over with confidence
The Cleveland Cavaliers are somehow in an enviable position.
If the blockbuster deal goes through, they will have a point guard in Isaiah Thomas who is coming off a year where he outperformed Kyrie Irving (by a substantial amount) during the regular season.
If the hip of the new acquisition remains problematic, LeBron James will be able to withstand more responsibilities, while Kevin Love and Jae Crowder staff up to keep the 2016 winners playing in a high degree. Let’s not forget the effects of adding Ante Zizic because frontcourt depth, either.
If the transaction is vetoed because of Thomas’ wellbeing, the Cavaliers will soldier with a malcontent Irving or find a new taker for its point guard. In any circumstance, they’ll remain filled with talent.
This offseason will be deemed a failure if they can’t locate a massive return for Irving–and the Thomas swap surely qualifies as such–since addressing their main difficulty (defense) wasn’t just done with the additions of Derrick Rose, Jose Calderon and Jeff Green. However they could score aplomb, and that should make them heavy favorites.
James doesn’t appear to have diminished as his era swells. Love enjoys more chemistry than ever and Tristan Thompson is advancing. Most of the major pieces fit, however it is 1 although this may be an old roster.
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