5 Bold Predictions for the Cleveland Cavaliers' 2014 Offseason

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Cleveland Cavaliers: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2014 Offseason

Dion Waiters
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The Cleveland Cavaliers will have an interesting 2014 offseason to say the least. After the frustrating season they saw this year, this summer couldn't have come fast enough. Many questions have yet to be answered about what direction the Cavs are heading for, but these five bold predictions may give some insight to the possibilities heading into next year.

5. Sign Trevor Ariza

Trevor Ariza
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5. Sign Trevor Ariza

Trevor Ariza
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Among many things, the Cavs lacked a legitimate scoring option outside of Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, when they were healthy. Trevor Ariza has been a solid role player for many teams and he is just what Cleveland needs to relieve the pressure off their star players. Ariza's three-ball ability and his length allow for versatility on both sides of the ball.

4. Trade Away the No. 1 Draft Pick

Joel Embiid
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4. Trade Away the No. 1 Draft Pick

Joel Embiid
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The Cavs will trade away their prized No. 1 draft pick; yes, you read that correctly. With Joel Embiid's foot injury, that only leaves two viable options and the Cavs will look to use the pick as leverage for bringing in talent such as Thaddeus Young of the Philadelphia 76ers. Their ultimate goal is bringing in a big-name free agent and this would be a move in the right direction.

3. No Contract Extension for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving
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3. No Contract Extension for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving
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The Cavs could very well offer a contract extension to Kyrie Irving this offseason, but why would they? They are not in any danger of losing him right now and they are in the position to match any team's offer next season. The Cavs are in the driver's seat and control their destiny if they can play their cards right.

2. Trade Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett
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2. Trade Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett
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There is no doubt that last year's No. 1 draft pick was a major bust. And the Cavs should come to realization that they are better off trading him than trying to mold him into something he should've been already. They probably shouldn't expect too much in return for Bennett, seeing as how he hasn't produced and his potential is questionable.

1. LeBron James Comes Home

LeBron James
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1. LeBron James Comes Home

LeBron James
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The look on LeBron James' face after the Game 5 NBA Finals loss told the whole story. James is fed up with losing and even more fed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Since the future of Miami is very bleak in comparison to Cleveland's plentiful options, "The King" will return to his castle despite the spectacle he made when he left. With everything considered, the Cavs would be an automatic contender.