This season, like every other season, has been a complete roller coaster for the Cleveland Cavaliers. With seven new faces to start the season, the Cavaliers have struggled to find some consistency.
Injuries have also made it very difficult for the Cavaliers to reach their full potential. Recently, however, Isaiah Thomas finally returned from his seven month absence. He has not quite regained his full conditioning, which is why many believe it is too early to judge this team.
Other experts believe that the Cavaliers have to make a trade in order to get better. The biggest asset they might have is the draft pick they received from the Brooklyn Nets. During recent reports, however, the Cavaliers’ front office appears to be hesitant to include this pick in any deal.
A big part of the hesitation has to do with the insecurity of LeBron James’ future with the Cavaliers. Owner Dan Gilbert would like to keep the pick handy just in case James decides to skip town again. James has refused to commit to Cleveland long term in order to keep his options open.
Dan Gilbert wants to make sure he has that pick to build for the future if James decides to leave. It will be interesting to see what the Cavaliers end up doing before the trade deadline. They definitely need to play better if they want James to stay there for the rest of his career.
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