A post-LeBron James rebuild was constantly unavoidable 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 road, Cleveland gave 30-year-old Kevin Love a four-year. That speed not only looks inflated given his health history and defensive deficiencies, but it might also lead the Cavs to a couple of unnecessary wins. He is still capable of rebounding at an rate.
The plan was doomed from the beginning In case the idea was to lean on Love’s leadership flip him for more rebuilding tools.
“You are not getting an asset for him under some conditions,” a Western Conference executive told Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger before this year.
Speaking of assets, the in-house collection underwhelms from every angle. Collin Sexton is interesting, however his 41.1 field-goal percentage and 15.6 assist percentage highlight his limits. Cedi Osman works as a piece, but likely nothing more. In other words, the Cavs may be at least a few drafts away from forming their foundation.
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