Another NBA season is upon us, as the NBA World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers open up the season next Tuesday (10/25) against the New York Knicks at The Q. Tipoff set for 8 p.m. Eastern on TNT, as it is ring ceremony and banner night.
Time to look past the glamour of that night. The Cavs are set to defend their title and yet, they are underdogs for the second year in a row. Why? Because of Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors.
For the Cavaliers, they’re okay in terms of being the underdogs, it has worked well for them.
The Cavs have their whole core back, including their whole starting lineup, which is healthier than never before. If you are wondering, the whole Cavs starting lineup will make about $100M. They have added several weapons to the team, including Mike Dunleavy — a three point specialist. A guy LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will love.
The Cavs also will have rookie Kay Felder, who the team loves. They love his speed and athletic ability and in time, will develop a three point shot and Felder is an excellent passer who can see the floor. Who might see majority of his playing time in the NBA D-League with the Canton Charge, depending on how the Cavs coaching staff feels what is best for him.
Depending on what type of moves, if any, the Cavs make between now and opening night, this is a talented team, who has been together for a while now, who can beat the Warriors.
This will be LeBron’s most laid back season, less pressured season in his career after winning that elusive title for the city of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. He is chasing that ghost from Chicago and what better way to be coming closer to that ghost and defeat the most talented team in NBA history in the Golden State Warriors.
We shall see what this season brings us, all we know is it will be another memorable season for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Another chance at redemption. Another chance of repeating.