It has been a long season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and with a nine-game losing streak ongoing, the season can’t end soon enough. There are just nine games left in the regular season, and there appears to be little hope on the horizon in the NBA Draft since there are no really dominant players going to be available. Cleveland’s hopes are going to need to be based strictly on their young players getting better sooner rather than later.
Kyrie Irving is proving to be one of the best point guards in the entire NBA but needs a lot of help I would figure. The free agent market doesn’t appear to be showing a ton of promise either, because the big-name players aren’t scheduled to become available until after the 2014 season. I really think that the team can improve slowly due to how young it is this season, but I still believe Cleveland is feeling the sting of LeBron James leaving town.
I know that was three years ago now, but this Cleveland team isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. There are just too many holes even if Irving and Dion Waiters become superstars in the next year or two. The Cavaliers are going to need to sink some serious money into free agency this year along with next season to get back to a point where the playoffs are possible. I kind of feel sorry for how bad things are going with the Cavaliers, but there are several other teams in the same boat as the NBA turns into a place where only six or seven teams have a real chance to win each season.