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.
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...