Watch: Five Things We Learned from the NBA’s Most-Failed Teams
Posted On July 17, 2021
By David Shoemaker | ESPN.comThe Cleveland Cavaliers have the best record in the NBA.
They’re in the midst of a season that’s left them looking like they might have a playoff shot.
But it’s a long way from where they thought they’d be.
They finished the regular season with a 14-47 record, the worst in the league.
With all that adversity, it was a little surprising that Cleveland managed to win its first playoff series in 11 years.
After losing in six games in the first round of the playoffs, they bounced back in five games to reach the NBA Finals for the second time in three seasons.
But they lost their way a little too easily.
They were never able to figure out how to be a team that’s strong defensively, but when the offense is clicking, they can take advantage of the situation and find a way to win games.
This was the team that LeBron James put together, one that the Cavs needed to beat in order to win the NBA title, and the Cleveland Cavaliers now face a steep climb back to the top.
Here’s a look at the five things we learned from the Cavaliers’ five most failed teams:1.
The offense is the difference in the Cleveland Cavs’ 2017-18 season.
While the offense was a bit of a mess in the regular-season, it helped the Cavs win the East last season.
Cleveland ranked fifth in the East in offense last season, which helped them take a commanding lead over the Philadelphia 76ers in the playoffs.
The Cavs were able to put up impressive numbers, scoring 114.4 points per 100 possessions.
That’s the best mark in the Eastern Conference.
They also averaged 104.4 per 100 points, which was the best in the conference.
But the offense did take a hit when James went down with a broken foot.
The Cavaliers needed James to step up, but he was never able the offense he did put together last season as he played through the injury.
The team was also losing the best players in the entire NBA in Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.
The injuries meant that the Cavaliers lost the ability to find a balance of scoring, rebounding and defense.
The team also lost its starting point guard, J.R. Smith, who left after the first quarter of the season to join the Los Angeles Clippers.
Cleveland needed to find some depth on the bench, and it had a pretty good one on the wing.
The biggest problem Cleveland had was its shooting guard.
This was the first season since the 2009-10 season that the Cleveland Browns had a better field goal percentage (43.2 percent) than they shot percentage (42.2).
The Cavs shot 46.1 percent on three-pointers, which ranked third in the NFL last season and was the worst mark in NBA history.
They shot 39.5 percent from the field, which ranks sixth in the NCAA.
That was the biggest problem for the Cavaliers offense last year, and this year they need to figure it out.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had some really good shooting guards, but they still struggled to score and defend.
They needed to have some balance offensively.2.
The bench needs to step it up in Cleveland.
Cleveland didn’t have a big bench last season because the Cavaliers didn’t want to get to the point where they had too many starters on the floor.
That meant there was a lack of depth on certain spots on the team.
This year, Cleveland has two big reserves on the roster, which means the team needs to fill some of those positions.
The most obvious player on the list would have to be the bench.
James is a big part of the Cleveland team’s success, but if the Cavs were to lose James and the team would not have the same chemistry, they would lose the bench as well.
The first thing Cleveland needs to do is get some of the key players back.
The frontcourt needs to stay healthy.
The 2017-2018 Cavs had a lot of turnover last season due to injuries, but the Cleveland players are starting to regroup and come together.
They did win two games this season with both starting players healthy, but that’s not the only reason Cleveland had success in the postseason.
The key players on the Cavs’ bench helped them win four games.
The big three of J.J. Hickson, Richard Jefferson and Zydrunas Ilgauskas are playing well, and they are helping the Cavs in other areas.
Cleveland needs its frontcourt to step its game up.
Last year, the Cleveland starters struggled to guard a lot on offense.
That was due to the Cavaliers playing with so many guys on the court.
This season, the frontcourt is starting to come together and play with a lot more intensity.
The players on this team know that they are capable of playing on the best teams in the game.
The best thing that can happen to the Cleveland frontcourt this