2013/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview
2011/2012 Regular Season W/L Record: 21-45
2012/2013 Regular Season W/L Record: 24-58
Additions: Anthony Bennett, Andrew Bynum, Jarrett Jack, Earl Clark, Carrick Felix, Sergey Karasev
Subtractions: Wayne Ellington, Omri Casspi, Shaun Livingston, Marreese Speights, Kevin Jones, Chris Quinn, Daniel Gibson, Luke Walton
If things go well...
This could be one of the most interesting rosters to watch as the season progresses. Kyrie Irving, Bynum, and Anderson Varejao are the big names who must remain healthy for the Cavs to sniff the playoffs. Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson should takes some forward steps, and the extremely interesting rookie duo of Bennett and Karasev will, most likely, develop quickly. Mike Brown is returning to Cleveland as head coach and he has never missed the playoffs when coaching a full NBA season...hmmm.
If things go poorly...
New addition Andrew Bynum MUST stay healthy for this team to progress to the level they want to be (and Irving and Varejao are usually good for 15-25 games of missed action too). Other than injuries, the other major question mark comes from behind the arc. The Cavaliers were one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the NBA last season and lost Wayne Ellington, Donald Sloan, Daniel Gibson and Omri Casspi. That leaves a very heavey load for Dion Waiters to shoulder...and we're not sure he's ready to do so.
PSD Predicted 2013/2014 W/L Record: 44-38