A post-LeBron James rebuild was always inevitable in Northeast Ohio, and the Cavs have clearly accepted that fate. Through four in-season transactions , they restocked their cabinets with nine incoming draft picks, including a set of prospective firsts.
But before heading down reclamation street, Cleveland first gave a four-year, $120 million extension to 30-year-old Kevin Love. That speed not only looks inflated due to his health history and defensive deficiencies, but it might also lead the Cavs to a couple of wins. He is still capable of rebounding at an All-Star rate.
If the idea was to lean on Love’s leadership then reverse him the strategy was doomed from the beginning.
“You are not getting an advantage for him under some circumstances,” a Western Conference executive advised Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger before this season.
Speaking of assets, the collection underwhelms from every angle. Collin Sexton is intriguing, but his 41.1 field-goal percentage and 15.6 assist percentage emphasize his limitations. Cedi Osman works as a bit, but probably nothing more. In other words, the Cavs may be at least away from forming their foundation that is second a few drafts.
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