Originally written October 04, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going. Year two of the post-LeBron James makeover in Cleveland is underway.  Led by reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, Kyrie Irving, the future is getting brighter for the Cavs but they are still a couple of seasons away from being a legitimate playoff contender. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 2011-12: 21-45, 13th in Eastern Conference Predicted EC Finish: 12th Projected Depth Chart: C: Anderson Vaejao/Tyler Zeller/Michael Eric PF: Tristan Thompson/Samardo Samuels/Luke Walton/Luke Harangody/Jon Leuer SF: Omri Casspi or Alonzo Gee/C.J. Miles/Kelenna Azubuike SG: Dion Waiters/Daniel Gibson PG: Kyrie Irving/David Sloan/Jeremy Pargo Cleveland’s off-season was: a building block.  The Cavs front office did the smart thing by not blowing any of their cap space and spending mon...
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