The Cavaliers are coming off another year where they made it to the Finals (Lebron's 7th straight trip), but were dismissed in 5 games by a stronger Golden State team. The Cavs had one of the more interesting offseasons in perhaps the craziest offseason ever in the NBA. All of the Cavs core players are/were under contract and it seemed as if very little changes to the roster would take place, at least until Kyrie Irving wanted to be traded. It was shocking at first, but after diving deeper it was easier to understand why he was being preemptive with Lebron's contract expiring this season (LA rumors have some force behind them too). The Cavs ended up dealing Kyrie to their Eastern Conference rival the Boston Celtics for beloved Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the unprotected 2018 Nets pick. Of all the superstar trades this offseason, this was by far the best one for the team who dealt the superstar. After the trade seemed official, the Cavs demanded more due to Isaiah Thomas's health status (he's unlikely to suit up until January), Boston obliged by sending over a future 2nd round pick. The Cavs also added Derrick Rose, Jeff Green, Jose Calderon, and most recently Dwyane Wade in free agency. This is the deepest team Lebron has ever had in his career, health and age will be a factor, but they're currently the favorites to get back to the Finals. This roster may be experienced, talented, and deep enough to at least compete with the Warriors. Rookie GM Koby Altman has done a nice job since David Griffin was let go, but he'll have his work cut out for him in the offseason of 2018.
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Kyle Korver SF, James Jones SF, Deron Williams PG, Derrick Williams PF, Dahntay Jones SG