Last time the Cavaliers finished last in the Central Division in back-to-back season, not too many folks knew they even existed. And they barely did.
Thats because the last time the Cavs finished last in their division in two consecutive years, they were an expansion team. The exact seasons were 1970-71 and 71-72.
Today, they are on the brink of repeating the feat. Last season, the Cavs finished 19-63. Following Sunday nights loss to Orlando, they were 20-39 -- and 1.5 games behind fourth-place Detroit in the five-team Central.
Most fans arent overly concerned with these facts, as the worse your record is, the more ping-pong balls you get in the hopper for the NBA draft lottery. Theoretically, that gives you a better chance to land a higher pick. And theoretically, a higher pick gives you a better chance of landing a franchise player who will help reverse your fortunes.
But last time the Cavs finished last in back-to-back years, there was no such thing as the lottery. You simply...