3 things Cavs fans should be looking forward to seeing in preseason

Auburn Tigers wing Isaac Okoro jumps for a layup. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Auburn Tigers wing Isaac Okoro jumps for a layup. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /
3 of 3
Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton runs down the floor. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

#3: Seeing if the Cavs can build on their momentum going into the hiatus

The Cavaliers had a long and rough season, but the team promoted J.B. Bickerstaff to head coach and also acquired skilled veteran Andre Drummond through trade. The team was 5-6 under their new head coach and 4-4 with Drummond. This was before the season went on hiatus.

Was this just a coincidence? Or did the two changes mean something? It is hard to tell with such a small sample size.

But, in that sample size, the team looked much improved, especially Collin Sexton, who was playing out of his mind, averaging 25.5 points per game on 52.8 percent shooting from the field and 43.1 percent from three-point land. He had a better 4.2 assists per outing then under the newly-promoted Bickerstaff, too.

Although it’s just the preseason, it will present us with a larger sample size of the group with a few additional pieces in the rotation on top of it. Finishing with a near-.500 record similar to their record under the new head coach is very likely a stretch, but playing with similar energy and showing promise isn’t, and is something the preseason could show us again.

2 key takeaways from the Cavs' Okoro draft selection. dark. Next

That stretch from last year and this offseason have given plenty of reason to look forward to seeing the Cavaliers on the court for the first time since March 10.