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Cup of Cavs: What’s at stake the rest of the year?

Today’s Cavs news and notes.

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Take of the day

There’s not much time left in the Cavs season — a whopping eight games. That’s really not much time at all. So, aside from securing lottery odds, Cleveland would not seem to have all that much left to figure out this year.

But to me, what is definitely worth evaluating is any data points or plays worth archiving as we head into the summer. A few things to watch: Collin Sexton’s offense, Ante Zizic’s play (and how much he plays) and Cedi Osman’s shooting. All matter, even if eight games isn’t the biggest or best sample size to use for data collection.

Draft watch

As of today, the Cavs have the third-worst record in the NBA. They have a 52.1 percent chance of landing a top-four pick and a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick. They could pick as low as No. 7 overall.

Today’s Tankathon sim yielded the Cavs the second overall pick:

The pick the Cavs are owed from the Rockets is currently slotted in at No. 25 overall, pending a tiebreaker with the 76ers.

ICYMI — news and notes from yesterday

The Supreme Court passed on the Jordan logo dispute case

LeBron explains why he isn’t resting

Oh boy, the 76ers lost to the Magic

Jason Kidd wants to coach again, says that’s “it’s nice to be wanted”

Dwyane Wade calls LeBron’s injuries this season “unfortunate”

C.J. McCollum won’t travel with the Trail Blazers on their road trip

Fran Belibi is the second women ever to win the McDonald’s All-American dunk contest

Rick Barnes is in favor a deep college three-point line

Royce White is progressing in his NBA career

What to read today

The Athletic’s James Edwards profiles the NBA’s cookie mom, who is from Cleveland!