Ladies and gentlemen we are inching closer and closer to the start of the NBA season. With the entire NBA schedule being released, the sound of the Wilson hitting the hardwood is only getting louder. With that being said, there is a lot at stake this season for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
After having one of the better offseasons in the NBA, the Cavs have a contending roster on paper and now have to show it. They have two elite guards in Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland. They have one of the best big men duos in the NBA in Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen. They have depth that includes Caris LeVert, Max Strus, Caris LeVert, Isaac Okoro, and Georges Niang. They have no excuse to not compete for a championship this season.
As for their schedule, I am happy that the Cavs have 17 total nationally televised games this season, after having only nine last season. That is what 50 wins and a playoff appearance gives you. However, the Cavs have to show that they deserve the respect they are getting from the NBA and continue their ascension in the Eastern Conference.
In order to do that though, they will have to get through two tough stretches in their schedule that will test the resolve of the team.
With that in mind, here, we’ll examine those two tough stretches for the Cavs.
The first comes in January.