Editors note: This is the third in a week-long series looking back, and ahead, at the Cavaliers. Part I: Questions abound as process continues.Part II: Player-by-player breakdown.
When it comes to rebuilding, the Cavaliers certainly have a lot of competition. After all, they arent the only NBA team that possesses gifted young talent and a lottery pick in the June draft.
They arent the only team with a determined front office, strong ownership, available cap space and a supportive fan base. The Cavs are near the top, for sure. But theyre not alone.
In fact, much of what the Cavs do this off-season will be based on other teams -- as opposed to solely what general manager Chris Grant and his staff are conjuring up.
First, theres the lottery (May 21). The Cavs can draft no worse than the sixth pick. They also own the No. 24 selection (via the L.A. Lakers).
Then comes potential trades and free-agent signings. Again, theyll have plenty of competition in these areas. In order to make ...