Vegas Over/Under: 53.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 55-27 The Bet: Above with confidence
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in an enviable position.
In case the blockbuster deal goes through, they’ll have a point guard in Isaiah Thomas who is coming off a year where he outperformed Kyrie Irving (with a substantial amount) during the regular season.
If the acquisition’s trendy remains debatable, LeBron James will be able to withstand more responsibilities, while Kevin Love and Jae Crowder staff up to maintain the 2016 champions. Let’s not overlook the impact of incorporating Ante Zizic as depth, either.
If the trade is vetoed because of Thomas’ wellbeing, the Cavaliers will soldier on with a malcontent Irving or even locate a new taker for the point protector. They’ll stay loaded with talent.
This offseason will be deemed a failure if they can’t locate a massive yield for Irving–along with the Thomas swap surely qualifies as such–since fixing their main difficulty (defense) wasn’t just done with the improvements of Derrick Rose, Jose Calderon and Jeff Green. But they can score with aplomb, which will make them favorites.
James does not appear to have diminished whatsoever because his era swells. Love enjoys chemistry than ever and Tristan Thompson is only improving. Nearly all of the key Sacramento Kings fit, but it is one brimming over with talent, although this might be an old roster.