Who’d you expect?
LeBron James’ Cavaliers could fight to jell offensively, and they might not have the staff to construct a elite defense in any way. Neither of those problems stopped them from earning the NBA’s greatest name odds–mainly since a long season will give new head coach David Blatt lots of time to work out the kinks.
And if he can’t figure out everything, he’s still got the best player on the planet on his group. That alone is enough to justify Cleveland’s area here.
There’s reason to think the Cavs will hit the ground running on crime, and not merely as they have this absurdly gifted core. The truth is we’ve seen how powerful these men can be through preseason play.
James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Dion Waiters all attempted three or more triples per game during exhibition period, and all four connected on at least 41 percent of these shots. James, because he is not human, made exactly 50 percent.
You may think it’s impossible for all four of these players to sustain such a large collective percentage, but in an offense where double-teaming anybody –or even helping a smidgen too harshly –contributes to wide-open chances for a another scoring dynamo, well. . .let’s just say the potential for crime is there.
Irving was a preseason lightning bolt, with all defenders’ hesitation to leave their assignments to dart into the lane whenever he desired. Drive-and-kick opportunities were unlimited, and they will continue to be–unless the league makes it possible for opponents to utilize six players against Cleveland.
Actually, even then…
Accidents, the slog of an 82-game season and various other uncertainties mean there are no sure things in the NBA.
But the Cavs come near.
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