The Cavs Future Is Looking Up!
The Cleveland Cavaliers landed yet another No.1 pick in Andrew Wiggins, the third one since LeBron James left the team, and they are now looking to take the next step towards transforming into a title contending team. The Cavaliers have been very active during the first week of the offseason. They have made their pitch to LeBron, they have already cleared some cap space by trading away Jarrett Jack and they are now waiting for the "Decision 2.0". Let's break down all the latest new around the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This may be one of the last opportunities the Cavs have to re-acquire LeBron James. The team's strong ties with the best basketball player in the world but also the fact that the team possesses lots of young talent, make Cleveland one of the top potential landing spots for LBJ. In fact, the Cavs and the Miami Heat are the only two teams left in the race for LeBron's talents, according to all the latest reports.
But as the Cavaliers are waiting for LeBron's decision, much like the entire NBA world, they also trying to perform all those other moves which will increase their chances to do better next season. The Cavs have reportedly now entered the race for Kevin Love and the truth is that they do have several assets to offer in exchange to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In fact, there is a dreamy scenario which wants the Cavs acquiring both LeBron and Love to form a powerful superstar trio, with Irving, LeBron and Kevin Love. In addition, the Cavaliers just recently signed one of the most well-respected head coaches in Europe, David Blatt. The Israeli American coach is considered as an offensive guru but also capable of developing this young group into a legitimate contender in the East.
It's still uncertain if Cleveland will manage to land one, two or no megastars this summer. The Cavaliers are seemingly trying to add a difference maker, they are trying to drastically change their course. But even if they don't manage to land either LeBron, Love or another superstar, the Cavs do have the financial flexibility to improve their roster. It's their big man line which mostly needs an upgrade. But all their next moves will depend on the decision LeBron takes, one which is projected to be announced during the next few days.
Some of the latest reports indicate that Cleveland actually stands more chances to land LeBron than Miami. The fact that the Big Three failed to win the NBA Championship this past season but also due to the decrease in the performance of Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will eventually force LeBron out of Miami. And there is no better destination for him than Cleveland.
If LeBron decides to return to the Cavaliers, he will have a chance to redeem himself, take away the hate that was created four summers ago. Additionally, thanks to the presence of Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins and the other young, emerging players LeBron will have the opportunity to win more championship rings, something he didn't manage to do during his first seven years with the Cavs.