Five Things to Watch: Cleveland Cavaliers

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 In 2011, when the Cleveland Cavaliers were awarded the first overall pick at the NBA’s draft lottery, Nick Gilbert – the son of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert – exclaimed on national television, “What’s not to like?!” Two years after using that first pick on Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers were once again awarded the top overall pick at the this year’s draft lottery.  On that night this past May, ESPN’s Heather Cox repeated Nick Gilbert’s question back to him. “What’s not to like?”


Five Reasons to Feel Positive About the Cleveland Cavaliers

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(This is another in a series of 30 guest columns that will run in October, when optimism reigns supreme across the NBA. The theme will be “Five Reasons to Feel Positive About … ” We encourage you to follow the authors on Twitter and visit their sites. – CS) For the Cleveland Cavaliers, rock bottom came on January 11, 2011.  On that night, already entrenched in what would become a league-record 26-game losing streak, they were demolished 112-57 by the Los