Strengths and weaknesses for the Cleveland Cavaliers

Donovan Mitchell and Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images
Donovan Mitchell and Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images /
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the best teams in the NBA, as evidenced by their record last season. Going 51-31 and being the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference is not something every team can boast about, especially teams that are as young as Cleveland.

The problem was in the playoffs, as the Cavaliers practically collapsed, and only won a single game against the New York Knicks. Technically, it was an upset, considering the Knicks were the lower seed entering the series. Considering how Cleveland played during the series, it looked like the Cavaliers were closer to a play-in team, more so than a sturdy top-seeded team.

The Cavaliers have a lot of work to do, but considering the moves the Cavs’ front office made during the offseason the team looks better suited for the regular season and playoffs more than ever before.

Even after the signings the Cavs made, there are still plenty of metaphorical holes in the roster, and that could be said about the other 29 NBA teams. Every team has something that can be fixed or improved upon, no matter how hard the front offices try. That’s just how the NBA, as well as a lot of things in the world, work. Perfection is for the most part, theoretically impossible to achieve.

Now, that’s not to dismiss the Cavs as a bad team. They have their own strengths, and what makes their team better than other teams. Even though they have weaknesses on the court, they also have strengths to balance it out.

With that all being said, here are some strengths and weaknesses for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

We’ll examine their weaknesses first.