Before the NBA season started, Yahoo Sports was ridiculed for projecting the Cavaliers to only win 12 games this season. Even they have admitted their “prediction” was more of a “wish” that the Cavaliers would try to rebuild. Instead, the Cavaliers stuck with a veteran roster and the losses have piled up to new lows after a decent start to the season.â†µ
Were they hoping to sneak into the playoffs with an eighth seed? Keep the roster intact and then overachieve and take in a few playoff receipts? Odd plan, but then what? As currently constructed (the same construction we saw last summer, with no deals or rebuilding moves in the months since), the Cavaliers will have just about the same roster with the same payroll next season. Linkâ†µ
At 7-29, the Cavs are on pace to only win 16 games this season. That would be one less win than the season before the Cavailers drafted LeBron James, finishing at 17-65. Cleveland still appears to have a chance to mix in young talent with veterans to start being respectable again, but right now it’s tiresome seeing 15-point losses every week while the Miami Heat rack up win after win.