The Cleveland Cavaliers might be one of the surprise teams in the NBA this season.
After acquiring Donovan Mitchell in the off-season, the expectations of a great season were in place.
The Cavs have a chance to be one of the most exciting teams in the league with all of their young talent.
Amongst many reasons to watch the Cavs this season, here are three main ones.
Addition Of Donovan Mitchell
It is rare to see a multi-time all-star get traded, but the Utah Jazz were starting a rebuild and Mitchell had to go.
The Cavs needed another big-time scorer next to Darius Garland, and Mitchell fit the bill.
You can already see the impact Mitchell is having on this season.
Donovan Mitchell is the first Cav ever with 3 30-point games to start a season.
Shooting 49/42/92%. pic.twitter.com/1JLe2rJyhH
— StatMuse (@statmuse) October 24, 2022
He is averaging 31.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game.
To start the season, Mitchell seems to be everything the Cavs hoped they were getting.
Eastern Conference Race
Cleveland finished last season 44-38 and was the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference.
But, they are off to a hot start this season with a 4-1 record.
The Eastern Conference is loaded this season so seeding with be crucial.
How the Cavs stack up to the Celtics, Bucks, 76ers, and Heat will tell us a lot about them.
Evan Mobley’s Progression
The Cavaliers’ first-round pick in the 2021 draft was Evan Mobley.
Being selected third overall brought plenty of expectations were brought upon Mobley.
He was awesome as a rookie averaging 15.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) October 29, 2022
Playing alongside Jarrett Allen, the Cavs can feature two quality big men.
Mobley turning into an all-star caliber player will be crucial in year two.