A post-LeBron James rebuild was constantly inevitable in Northeast Ohio, and the Cavs have obviously accepted that fate. Through four in-season tradesthey restocked their cabinets with nine incoming draft selections, including a set of future firsts.
But before heading down reclamation road, 30-year-old Kevin Love was first given a four-year, $120 million expansion by Cleveland. That rate not only appears inflated due to deficiencies and his health history, but it might also lead the Cavs to a few wins. He is still capable of scoring and/or rebounding at an All-Star pace.
The plan has been doomed from the beginning In case the thought was to lean on Love’s leadership then flip him for rebuilding tools.
“You’re not getting an asset for him under some conditions,” a Western Conference executive advised Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger before this season.
Speaking of assets, the group underwhelms from each angle. Collin Sexton is interesting, however his 41.1 field-goal percent and 15.6 help percentage highlight his limits. Cedi Osman functions as a piece, but likely nothing more. The Cavs may be at least away from forming their foundation that is next a few drafts.
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