The state of the Cavs is strong... Let that sink in. With the idea of championships driving the construction of this team, one has to like where we are and where we're going. For starters, we have Kyrie Irving. He makes the game look too easy. As for comparison to the OKC model of which others here seem so fond, in building through the draft we already have acquired a rising star. Chris Grant has done a remarkable job of putting in place even more talent around him all while keeping the organization in a position with increasingly important financial flexibility to make key additions to the club who can contribute to our ultimate success. With the addition of a few draft picks this year, and some smart free agent signings, we will make the playoffs undoubtedly, and, be competing for a title within a few years.
Let's see. We have Kyrie, an improved and improving TT, another talented ball handler in Dion who has also shown improved efficiency. Hustle and double double machine in Varejao, rim protection and ridiculous athleticism in Noel, yes we are taking Nerlens (don't kid yourself). Also, I believe OKC found a starter with their 24th pick in one draft, why can't Chris Grant work more of his magic and find a quality 3-and-D? (respect Sam) I curious about the second first round pick. Reggie Bullock is growing on me. With a little help from athletic Gee, streaky CJ, competitive Ellington, savvy Livingston, GodZeller, and a rejuvenating, wait for it... Greg Oden (OSU!). Back court or front court, we would dominate.
We have hammers:
We have buckets:
We have baby hooks:
Throw in some added rim protection, a competitive bench, one or two shooters and a coach who knows defense with a talented and improving young core, that team will definitely turn heads. In all honesty, we are not trying to win the title next year. But in 2-3 years our draft picks will be coming into their own and growing together with knowledgeable and solid veterans. At this point we want to win games, earn a playoff berth, and compete. But beyond next year, with the objective of titles in mind, you gotta love the State of the Cavs.