Here’s something I hardly expected to say this year – the Cleveland Cavaliers have been a genuinely competitive and entertaining team.
It may sound mean, but what do you expect? The consensus thinking was that the Cavs, in Year 2 of a rebuild, were going to be difficult to watch this season. Instead, at 2-2, they’re looking like a team which might not be as lost in the woods as initially anticipated.
To be fair, this hardly means fans should start saving up for playoff tickets. Odds still favor Cleveland ending the year with more losses than victories.
Still, you could argue the Cavs’ play so far should force the front office to reconsider its approach to the season ahead, particularly when it comes to one of Cleveland’s vets.