The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently on an abysmal seven-game losing streak, and with star rookie point guard Kyrie Irving on the shelf with a shoulder injury, the immediate future doesn't look very bright for a turnaround any time soon.
Because the Cavs have sputtered to just 1-9 over their last ten games, the role of last place in the Eastern Conference's Central Division now belongs solely to Cleveland at the moment. And with fellow Central non-contender Detroit playing inspired ball, it's going to take some serious work for the Cavs to not close out the year in last place.
Cleveland, sitting at 17-33 on the season, still has to play 16 more times before the year is out, but if the last few weeks are any indication then it might be a very, very long April for this inexperienced Cavs bunch. Other than a surprise three-game win streak that saw Cleveland steal a victory from Oklahoma City, the Cavs managed to win just one other game during the entire month of March.
With injuries and the inclusion of handfuls of D-League players now the theme for Cleveland basketball for the foreseeable future, the task of sweeping the Central basement looks like it will fall solely with the Cavaliers.