Cleveland Cavaliers: Two key team offensive goals for 2020-21

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Larry Nance Jr. high-fives Cleveland guard Collin Sexton in-game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers big man Larry Nance Jr. high-fives Cleveland guard Collin Sexton in-game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Cavaliers guards Darius Garland (far right) and Collin Sexton (third from the right) react in-game. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Cavaliers offense was showing encouraging signs post-All-Star break, and they’ll need to carry that into 2020-21.

As us Cleveland Cavaliers fans well know, the Wine and Gold are not going to be a club invited to the NBA’s 2019-20 season resumption at Disney World in Orlando.

The Cavs, at 19-46 , will end out with the NBA’s second-worst record. In turn, that definitely did not qualify as one of the NBA’s top 22 teams, of which are set to take action later this summer through potentially mid-October.

Granted, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski did report how there is “a faction of NBA players” that are questioning playing in that Orlando centralized site format/isolation with it.

Wojnarowski in that report on Wednesday also touched on how “the NBA and National Basketball Players Association are agreeing on a plan that would allow players to stay home without consequences,” though Woj would note how players “would not be paid for missed games.”

From there, he said how players in that realm or that have tested positive for the novel coronavirus could be replaced by “a substitution player,” making the replaced players ineligible for the rest of 2019-20, though.

Moreover, swinging back to the Cavaliers’ perspective, though, this obviously does not relate to them. The Wine and Gold’s 2019-20 campaign is done, but on the plus side, the squad seems to be fully behind J.B. Bickerstaff as their head coach, and the players, perhaps even more so.

With the 2020-21 season in mind, it was a positive to see the Cavs playing better heading into the COVID-19-induced hiatus, and I look for them to hopefully carry that forward.

It would be nice for them to be able to participate in a potential mini Summer League/set of joint practices against non-Orlando teams before next season, but whether or not that’s the case, it was nice to see the squad re-energized with Bickerstaff taking the head coaching reigns. In that span post-All-Star break, they were a more respectable 5-6, and the offense was in-rhythm.

With next season in mind, we’ll highlight two key goals for the Cleveland Cavaliers offense in 2020-21.

The first of those goals has to do with the Cavs’ ball movement.