It has finally happened. A look at the latest SBNation NBA Power Rankings shows the Cleveland Cavaliers as the worst team in the NBA. Mounting losses, combined with devastating injuries, has the Cavaliers wondering if they can win another game this season.
Of course, this goes further than wins and losses. If the Cavs had thoughts of trading Anderson Varejao at the deadline to fully begin the rebuilding process, well, those plans are also dashed thanks to the unfortunate foot injury Varejao suffered in practice last week:
30. Cleveland Cavaliers (8-29): Let's not pretend the loss of Anderson Varejao for the rest of the season actually means anything to the success of the Cavs -- they've lost 10 straight and 20 of 21. But if Varejao could have been a desirable trade asset at the deadline to help Cleveland free up more cap space or grab assets ... well then, yes, this is a blow.
Things can't get much worse for the Cavaliers, but I continue to have faith, faith in Dan Gilbert as the owner, and Chris Grant as a capable G.M.