Originally written May 08, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
All things considered, there should actually be optimism regarding the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Kyrie Irving appears to be the face of the franchise that Cavs fans hoped they were getting with the top overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.  With four of the top 34 picks in the 2012 NBA Draft and a ton of cap space, management should look to build around Irving this off-season. Cleveland Cavaliers (21-45 last year) 2011-12 Season Summary: I make a weekly appearance on a radio show based out of Cleveland, and it’s actually rather amazing that a month and a half into the season we were having legitimate conversation as to whether or not the Cavs were going to be a playoff team.  However, that talk quickly put to rest as they finished with the third worst record in the league. Still, there were some bright spots; particularly the play from first round picks Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson.  Irving performed better than most expected during his rookie season and every indication appears tha...
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