Kevin Pelton writes that while LeBron James' dust-up with Tobias Harris on Friday got the Cavs star out of "chill mode" and presented a challenge for the Magic, LBJ's chill mode has also been a problem this season for Cavaliers.
What's led to the Cleveland Cavaliers' disappointing 1-3 start? Kevin Pelton points to the team's offensive struggles and, more importantly, its lack of rim protection that is driving down its defense.
Kevin Pelton makes five bold predictions using his SCHOENE projection system, including the Cleveland Cavaliers setting a new record for team offense and Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson sinking more 3s than the entire Lakers team combined.
By acquiring Kevin Love, the Cavaliers become immediate title contenders while giving away little proven value. How did the Timberwolves and Sixers fare? Kevin Pelton breaks down the Love trade for all three teams involved.