Vegas Over/Under: 53.5
The Record Projection: 55-27 of fromal The Bet: Over with confidence
The Cleveland Cavaliers are somehow in an enviable position.
If the blockbuster deal goes through, they’ll have a point guard in Isaiah Thomas who’s coming off a year in which he outperformed Kyrie Irving (with a considerable amount) during the regular season.
When the hip of the new acquisition remains problematic, LeBron James is going to be capable of shouldering more responsibilities, while Kevin Love and Jae Crowder team up to maintain the 2016 champions. Let’s not forget the impact of incorporating Ante Zizic because frontcourt depth.
If the trade is vetoed due to Thomas’ wellbeing, the Cavaliers will soldier with a malcontent Irving or even find a new taker for its point guard. They’ll stay loaded with talent.
This offseason is going to be deemed a failure if they can’t locate a huge return for Irving–and the Thomas swap surely qualifies as such–since fixing their biggest problem (defense) wasn’t exactly done together with the additions of Derrick Rose, Jose Calderon and Jeff Green. However they can score with aplomb, and that should make them favorites to win 54 games.
As his age swells james doesn’t seem to have declined whatsoever. Love loves chemistry than with his celebrity teammate, and Tristan Thompson is only improving. Nearly all of the pieces fit together nicely, however it is 1 brimming over with talent, although this may be an old roster.
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