Cleveland Cavaliers: 5-2

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Who would you expect?
LeBron James’ Cavaliers could fight to jell offensively, and they may not have the staff to construct a elite defense in any way. Neither of these problems stopped them from getting the NBA’s greatest title odds–mainly since a long season will give new head coach David Blatt lots of time to work out the kinks.
And if he can’t figure everything out, he’s still got the best player in the world on his team. That alone is enough to warrant Cleveland’s area here.
There is reason to believe that the Cavs will hit the floor running on offense, and not merely as they have such an absurdly talented core. The truth is we’ve seen these men can be during preseason play.
James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Dion Waiters all tried at least three triples per game during exhibition period, and four connected on 41 percent of those shots. James, because he isn’t human, made just 50 percent.
You might think it impossible for all four of these players to sustain this type of high collective percent, but in a crime where double-teaming anybody –or even helping a smidgen too aggressively–results in wide-open chances to get another scoring dynamo, well. . .let’s just say the potential for offense is there.
Irving was a preseason lightning bolt, with all defenders’ hesitation to leave their missions to dart into the lane if he desired. Drive-and-kick chances were unlimited, and they’ll continue to be–unless the team makes it possible for opponents to use six players from Cleveland.
In fact, even then…
Accidents, the slog of an 82-game year and several other uncertainties mean there are no certain things in the NBA.
However, the Cavs come close.

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