Who would you expect?
LeBron James’ Cavaliers could struggle to jell offensively, and they might not have the personnel to construct an elite defense in any way. Neither of these problems stopped them from earning the NBA’s best name chances –mainly since a lengthy season will provide new head coach David Blatt plenty of time to work out the kinks.
And if he can not figure everything out, he has still got the best player on the planet on his group. That alone is sufficient to warrant Cleveland’s area here.
There is reason to think that the Cavs will hit the ground running on offense, and not just as they have such an absurdly gifted core. The truth is we’ve seen how powerful these men can be through preseason play.
James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Dion Waiters all attempted at least three triples per game during exhibition season, and four joined on at least 41 percent of these shots. James, because he isn’t human, made exactly 50 percent.
You may think it impossible for all four of those players to sustain such a high collective percent, but in an offense where double-teaming anybody –or even helping a smidgen too harshly –results in wide-open chances for another scoring dynamo, well. . .let’s just say the potential for crime is there.
Irving was a preseason lightning bolt, using defenders’ hesitation to leave their missions to dart to the lane whenever he desired. Drive-and-kick opportunities were endless, and they’ll continue to be–unless the league makes it possible for opponents to use six players against Cleveland.
In fact, even then…
Accidents, the slog of an 82-game season and various other uncertainties mean there are no certain things in the NBA.
But the Cavs come close.
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