Vegas Over/Under: 53.5

The Record Projection: 55-27 of fromal The Bet: Over with confidence
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in an enviable position.
If the blockbuster deal goes through, they’ll have a point guard in Isaiah Thomas who’s coming off a year in which he outperformed Kyrie Irving (with a substantial amount) during the regular season.
When the trendy of the acquisition remains debatable, LeBron James will be able to withstand more responsibilities, while Jae Crowder and Kevin Love staff up to maintain the 2016 winners. Let’s not overlook the impact of adding Ante Zizic because frontcourt depth.
If the trade is vetoed due to Thomas’ wellbeing, the Cavaliers will either soldier with a malcontent Irving or find a taker for its point protector. They’ll remain loaded with talent.
This offseason will be deemed a failure if they can not locate a massive return for Irving—and the Thomas swap certainly qualifies as such—because fixing their biggest difficulty (defense) was not just done with the improvements of Derrick Rose, Jose Calderon and Jeff Green. However they can score with aplomb, and that should make them heavy favorites.
As his era swells, james doesn’t appear to have declined whatsoever. Love loves chemistry than and Tristan Thompson is just advancing. Most of the pieces fit together nicely, however it’s one brimming over with talent, although this might be an old roster.

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