Three goals for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season

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3. Win their in-season tournament group

This is the most attainable goal on the list. I am not saying the other two aren’t, but just looking at Eastern Conference Group A for the In-Season Tournament, Cleveland is the best team in the group.

The 76ers have more drama than the Marvel Universe’s Infinity Saga, as they deal with James Harden’s situation. The Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers have the potential to be young, exciting teams, but are not huge threats at this moment. Lastly, the Atlanta Hawks are the definition of mediocre, as they haven’t made any major offseason moves, and have a wonky fit in their backcourt with Trae Young and Dejounte Murray.

On paper, the Cavaliers have the best roster of these five teams, and the least amount of question marks. They are also the most defensively sound group of the five and that can take a team a long way.

All three of these goals are realistic for the Cavs, and if they are reached, then the season can be deemed successful. They have improved each of the last two seasons and I expect them to again with this being the best roster they have had since 2017.

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We shall see what the season brings, but until then, all we can do is wait.