Cleveland Cavaliers look to capture coveted finals trophy
With the NBA season in full force, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, look to achieve something they have never achieved before: bring a championship to Cleveland, Ohio.
With the dislocated shoulder of Kevin Love in round one of the playoffs last year, and the broken knee of Kyrie Irving in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the big three was diminished to just one man: LeBron James. James would go on to have one of the single greatest finals performances the world has ever seen.
Although it was not enough to win the title, just the Cavs making it to the finals showed the teams has the raw talent. Now, it is only a matter of the Cavs staying healthy.
With the departure of Mike Miller and Kendrick Perkins, the Cavs freed up two roster spots to bring in some veteran players.
The Cavs signed Mo Williams and Richard Jefferson, both who have 14 years plus in the league.
With Kyrie Irving taking time to heal his knee, Mo Williams was made an immediate starter for the team.
Richard Jefferson would also play 20 minutes of the bench for the Cavs, giving the team a boost of overall bench production.
With a win over the 76ers on Nov. 2, LeBron James grosses over 25,000 career points, and had also became the youngest to do so in NBA history. This milestone did not come very easy, though. With over 35,000 minutes played, and 12 seasons behind him, it is safe to say LeBron does not have the same explosiveness he use to have.
With mild back soreness occasionally sidelining LeBron, Richard Jefferson has no problem stepping up and taking big minutes.
Tristan Thompson’s contract ordeal was finally put to bed (four days into preseason camp none the less), which gives the Cavs one of the best depths in the league come playoffs. A healthy Cavs’ roster will boast Mo Williams, JR Smith, Richard Jefferson, Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao all off the bench.
The Cavs second team combined stats can compete with multiple NBA teams starting five players, which will play a crucial part in the playoffs, and most importantly, bring home the illustrious finals trophy