Where do the Cleveland Cavaliers go from here after losing to the Knicks?

Koby Altman, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images
Koby Altman, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images /
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After working hard through 82 games to win 51 games and earn home court advantage in the first round, the Cleveland Cavaliers managed only to win one game in their own arena. In the end, the Cavaliers fell to the New York Knicks 4-1 in the series after a 106-95 loss in Game 5.

The Cavs won Game 2 and appeared to have found the spark they needed to give it their all. Instead, Cleveland watched as the Cavaliers never found their way back to their Game 2 dominance. With lackluster performances from key players and head-scratching rotations, Cleveland will have many questions going into their offseason break.

Over the last few seasons, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman has been a patient yet decisive leader for the franchise. Cleveland’s front office has consistently made the most of their draft pick selections, bringing Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, and Evan Mobley to the Wine and Gold. Altman recognized the success of the developing young core and went all-in by bringing Utah Jazz superstar Donovan Mitchell to the Land, a day that will be long remembered from last offseason.

Prior to Mitchell, Altman managed to bring Lauri Markkanen and Jarrett Allen to Cleveland in surprise transactions that brought more talent to the roster cheaper than many would have expected.

Going into this offseason, Koby Altman will be ready to continue his impressive track record, preparing the Cleveland Cavaliers for a higher ceiling in the 2023-2024 NBA season. With many questions left to be answered, these are possible avenues to correct their weaknesses Cleveland’s front office may consider.