With LeBron James returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, joining a two-time All-Star in Kyrie Irving, and now the expected acquisition of Kevin Love in a couple of weeks, we all know the Cavs will be good next season. But just how good will they be?
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The Five Thirty Eight ran a projection based on a combination of player statistics, and revealed that, when Love is officially a member of the Cavs, they will be projected to be a 65-win team.
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Since their first season in 1970, the Cavs have reached the 65-plus win mark once: in 2008-09, they had 66 — during James's first stint with Cleveland. That Cavs team ended up losing in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Orlando Magic.
However, the Cavs have much better talent now than they did during the 2008-09 season. LeBron has a new Big Three.
Will next season be the year the Cavs break 65 wins again?