Cleveland Cavaliers: Plenty of cause for concern
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been the dominant force in the Eastern Conference for the past three seasons. Could this be about to change?
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been untouchable in the East since the return of LeBron James in 2014. However, it has been a tumultuous offseason in which they lost All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. The preseason offered little reassurance for Cavs fans as their team went 1-4 and looked lost throughout.
Here are three areas of concern for the Cavaliers moving into the 2017/18 season.
Starting lineup upheaval
When the entire roster is healthy, the Cavs will only have one player starting in the same position as last season. Isaiah Thomas will start at point guard whilst Dwyane Wade will replace JR Smith in the starting line up as the two guard. LeBron will retain his spot at small forward with new addition Jae Crowder sliding in at the four, an unfamiliar position for a player used to playing the three. Kevin Love will start at center in place of Tristan Thompson and it remains to be seen if he can cope physically.