Cleveland Cavaliers: Predicting 2021 statistical leaders in each major category

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The NBA season is almost here and all the exciting parts of the offseason have wrapped up. For the Cleveland Cavaliers, it looks like the roster is set and the team is ready to go out and, hopefully, win some games. If the team isn’t able to put together some wins, at least there’ll be empty stats put up that Cavs fans can look at.

The Cleveland Cavaliers play their first game of the 2021 season in just over a month. Here are the predicted statistical leaders in each major category.

We are only going to look at basic statistics for this piece. Forget the advanced stats, per 36 minutes or the per 100 possessions statistics, these are just going to be flat-out, overall season stats.

The statistics that are going to be featured here are going to be points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game, steals per game and blocks per game, the big five per se.

Note: These are, of course, predictions, these are not assurances of what will happen. Injuries will obviously derail these and there’s no guarantee that a player will perform up to par.

Just to get it out of the way, Kevin Love will not be in any of these categories as he likely won’t play much, if at all, for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavs aren’t expected to be a good team or to compete in the Eastern Conference, let’s just get that out of the way. A bottom feeder in the East, Cleveland hasn’t seen any success following the end of the Big 3 era of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. There’s a lot of young and inexperienced talent on the roster that could translate to wins earlier than expected. The Cavs may end up being half-decent this season.