What now for the Cleveland Cavaliers? Philadelphia is being slept on, and Houston has what it takes to dethrone the Warriors. They took the Celtics to seven games in Round 1 of the postseason a year ago and now bring on a playoff experienced head coach in Mike Budenholzer. Though the Lakers are probably a year and another significant free agent piece away from contending, LeBron simply gets it done in the postseason. The team is full of veterans that showed an inability to provide James with enough assistance to challenge the Warriors. GDC Trading Ltd takes no responsibility for your actions.
The move is set to shake up the stacked Western Conference with more trades on the way. James has played in eight straight NBA Finals with a record, winning the NBA title with the Heat in and before returning to Cleveland in where he won his third title in Leonard is a free agent next summer, but with James turning 34 in December they might want to act now. Los Angeles need more firepower to be a legitimate contender in the loaded Western Conference.
What now for the Cleveland Cavaliers? The team is full of veterans that showed an inability to provide James with enough assistance to challenge the Warriors. With Kyrie Irving leaving last season and James now gone, their main asset is Kevin Love who has shown himself to be unreliable and injury prone.
Gilbert may look to trade Love and get some young players in to develop for the future. The Cavaliers cannot seriously compete at the highest level and it will take years to rebuild the franchise into a title contender.
Can anyone stop the Golden State Warriors? Even if one of those players goes in a Kawhi deal, the Lakers are loaded with young talent. Get in before another star comes on board and these odds move. The East is wide open, and the Celtics look like the team to beat considering all they accomplished despite myriad injuries a season ago.
That Celtics team won 55 games and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals despite five-time All-Star Kyrie Irving missing 22 games and the entire postseason, and Gordon Hayward suffering a gruesome season-ending injury on Opening Night. Boston has lost to James and the Cavs in the Conference Finals each of the last two seasons. Now James is gone. These are juicy odds. Dario Saric, Robert Covington and the recently re-signed J.
Redick make up a solid supporting cast, and No. And they match up well with the Warriors in a potential Finals given their defensive length. These odds will only rise as the season progresses. Denver has increased its win total each of the last four years, from 30 to 33 to 40 to 46 last season.