#21 – Cleveland Cavaliers
2011/12 Record: 21-45, no playoffs
2012/13 Projected Record: 36-46, no playoffs
Dion Waiters – Shooting Guard
Tyler Zeller – Center
C.J. Miles – Shooting Guard
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:
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.
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.
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