The 52 year drought is over!
- Aug 23, 2006
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I have to disagree with you. We traded perhaps our best defensive player, Nance, for a guy that would upgrade our shooting & offense, in Markkanen. Mobley will make his presence felt blocking & affecting shots, but he's also going to be bullied by vets as a rookie. Okoro is probably miscast guarding SF's and would be better guarding opposing SG's, but, as long as we have the pint-sized SexLand backcourt and until we can find a SF, he's gonna have to fill that spot. Rubio isn't exactly known for his defense.Cav have so many more defensive players this year, and they are deeper and are less sensitive to Love being hurt as a major cog or Nance. Now, it's possible to have an injury riddled season again, but I have not personally seen so many players from a team out as last year.
I have to think even with the East improving that the Cavs are going to be significantly better. This is only 3 + wins from last year even though there will be 10 more games and the team is healthy again.
I really think the overall talent on the team has increased. The bench is without question significantly better.
Defense has increased, but this is the opinion I am least confident in
Offensive talent was increased by addition of Markannen and Rubio and I have to think there will be some internal growth. Windler hopefully helps teh offense as well and maybe the defense.
I think provided there aren't catastrophic injuries again across the board where multiple positions are wiped out at the same time, the Cavs will easily hit the over. Question for me is whether the east is so good that they don't even sniff the play in with 30 wins or so