The Cleveland Cavaliers have only one way to go this offseason. Here are five roster moves they need to make to improve their team.
For the last two seasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been at the very bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. This coincides with the loss of team leader LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 2018 season.
While James is one of the greatest of all time, he is not the difference between championship contender and last place, It is just the team was built around James, tailoring each player into the system to support his game.
Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, there is no magic wand for improving this team in the short term. They traded for Dante Exum and Andre Drummond in an effort to improve their defense but it was certainly not enough, considering the season effectively ended shortly after the Drummond trade.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in trouble.
This team’s established star is Kevin Love, and while he is able to average close to a double-double most years, he has never been able to lead his teams to success. He was not able to take the Minnesota Timberwolves to the playoffs when he played there.
The Cavaliers had the second-worst record in the league this year, going 19-46 until COVID-19 stopped the season. They have some good young talent in Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Cedi Osman, Larry Nance Jr. and Kevin Porter who could be a solid core for years to come.
The front office has some really big decisions to make in the coming offseason. They have some big names coming off contract and some rotation pieces to make decisions on. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the five roster moves they need to make.