By: Lucas Kochevar
The Cavs started off the year very average, then Isiah Thomas came back from injury, Kevin Love got hurt, and then they blew the team up. The Cavs were full of drama and they just lost at astronomical rate. They traded away the trouble players, however, and got younger and more athletic. They acquired the likes of George Hill, Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr., and Jordan Clarkson. These players will all look to assist LeBron as George Hill put it "He's batman and we all have to be Robins" This is what the starting lineup looks like.
PG: George Hill
SG: J.R. Smith
SF: Cedi Osman
PF: LeBron James
C: Tristan Thompson
6th Man: Rodney Hood
The point guard spot has changed a lot over a year as they had Kyrie -> IT -> Hill. Hill provides steady play and consistency at the point guard spot. Jordan Clarkson backs up Hill and can really help as he is a much more well rounded offensive threat. The SG spot has a number of rotating players starting with volume shooter J.R. Smith. Smith really struggled earlier this year, but has been better as of late. The second rotating player is Rodney Hood. Hood is a sharpshooter that is long and can really bring a lot to the table and could very well be an x-factor in a playoff series. The third SG is Kyle Korver, one of the best three-point shooter of all-time.
The forward spots start off with the best player in the world, LeBron James. James flat out dominates every part of the game. He is the greatest player of the generation as he is the only player ever to reach 30K point, 8K assists, and 8K rebounds. Next is Cedi Osman. Osman was inserted into the rotation a couple games ago and he has really been efficient. He has not put up a lot of stats, but he does just enough to make a positive impact. Larry Nance Jr. is a straight athlete and he flies around the court, similar to his dad. The center spot is Tristan Thompson, whose only contribution is rebounding
The Cavs are really missing out on Kevin Love. Love is one of the best stretch bigs and he rebounds with the best of him. When he returns he will impact the Cavs a lot and push them to be contenders with the Warriors.