2012/13 NBA Team Rankings & Previews: #21 Cleveland Cavaliers

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#21 – Cleveland Cavaliers

2011/12 Record: 21-45, no playoffs

2012/13 Projected Record: 36-46, no playoffs  


Key Additions:

Dion Waiters – Shooting Guard
Tyler Zeller – Center
C.J. Miles – Shooting Guard

Key Departures:

Antawn Jamison – Power Forward
Anthony Parker – Shooting Guard
Ramon Sessions – Point Guard


Depth Chart:

Point Guard: Kyrie Irving, Donald Sloan
Shooting Guard: C.J. Miles, Dion Waiters
Small Forward: Alonzo Gee, Omri Casspi
Power Forward: Tristan Thompson, Samardo Samuels
Center: Anderson Varejao, Tyler Zeller

The X Factor:

Kyrie Irving

Young Mr. Irving had a better than expected freshman campaign in the NBA.  It shouldn’t be long before he is one of the premier point guards in the NBA.  Onward and upwards.

Summary: 
 

Last season didn’t erase the name LeBron James completely from Cavs fans minds, but it certainly helped them get over their great betrayal.  With an exciting young core in Cleveland, the Cavs could be back among the Eastern Conference elite sooner rather than later.

NBA Preseason Power Rankings

#22 – New Orleans Hornets
#23 - Washington Wizards
#24 - Toronto Raptors
#25 - Sacramento Kings
#26 - Phoenix Suns
#27 - Houston Rockets
#28 - Detroit Pistons
#29 - Orlando Magic
#30 - Charlotte Bobcats

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