The Cleveland Cavaliers have a bright future

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Cedi Osman. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Cedi Osman. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The 2018 Las Vegas Summer League has proven one thing. The Cleveland Cavaliers are in good hands.

Despite popular belief, the Cleveland Cavaliers still have a bright future. Many people are assuming that the Cavaliers are destined for another 50-year championship drought. This team isn’t expected to be competitive for a long time. However, these assumptions are wrong.

It’s obvious that losing a player as talented as LeBron James will leave a dent in any franchise. But this organization did a great job of preparing for his departure long before he made his decision. For starters, the Cavaliers made sure to acquire two key assets in the infamous Kyrie Irving trade.

In this trade, the Cavaliers gained Ante Zizic and the eighth pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. This pick turned into Collin Sexton.

Zizic is only 21 years old and has been impressive in the Summer League. Zizic has shown solid skills around the hoop and has a great finishing touch. It is very likely that Zizc could become a starter for the Cavaliers this season.

Meanwhile, Sexton is ready for the big stage. In addition to having elite playmaking skill, Sexton is also a superb defender.

He brings a toughness that the Cavaliers haven’t seen in years. Sexton also displays great athletic ability. His former coach, Avery Johnson, claims Sexton is the fastest player he has ever seen. This potential should bring enough excitement to keep Cavalier fans engaged.

Perhaps the most underrated prospect on this team is Cedi Osman. Osman played in short stints last season, but his potential was evident. At only 23 years of age, Osman already displays a rare work ethic that not many players have.

Last season, Osman quickly became a fan favorite. His never-ending motor allowed him to be a pest on defense. Standing at 6’8″, Osman also has some impressive ball handling and shooting skills.

The Cavaliers also have players such as Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson. Both of these players are under the age of 27 and still have room to grow in the NBA.

Related Story: 7 potential Kevin Love trades

It should be very exciting watching this team grow together.