What were we thinking all those months ago? Just how far off were we? How was everyone so wrong about the Cavaliers? And what happens the rest of the season? Let’s revisit, then look ahead.
Best- and worst-case scenarios
“The Cavs’ best scenario involves a play-in appearance.”
Welp. Cedi Osman has brought his career back from the brink after last year’s nightmare season. Injuries have left Darius Garland as the Cavs’ only real playmaker, which has made generating offense far more burdensome than it was early in the year. Aside from MVP, you could make a case for at least one Cavalier for nearly every honor: Garland for Most Improved Player; Mobley for Rookie of the Year and All-Defense; Allen for All-Defense; Love for Sixth Man of the Year; and J.B. Bickerstaff for Coach of the Year.