The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off an impressive season, with superstar guard Donovan Mitchell leading the way for the franchise.
Unfortunately, the season didn’t end as planned, with the Cavaliers getting dominated by the New York Knicks in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
The Cavaliers were considered the better all-around team compared to the Knicks, but that didn’t seem to be the case once the ball was tipped in the series, with New York imposing their will and never letting up as they beat Cleveland in five games.
With the Cavaliers clearly needing to make some changes during this offseason, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst suggests what Cleveland should do this summer to upgrade the roster via ESPN Cleveland.
— ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) June 21, 2023
With the Cavaliers having a very talented and young team, the future looks bright in Cleveland for many years to come, as long as the team’s brass can keep the roster intact while adding pieces here and there.
Cleveland has the advantage of already having the kind of roster that could potentially compete for a title and, as Windhorst suggests, need a couple more pieces to be a threat in the Eastern Conference, indeed, moving forward.
The core of Mitchell, Evan Mobley, Darius Garland, and Jarrett Allen is about as talented as any roster in the league and should take the next step forward with another season together.
It’ll be interesting to see what moves Cleveland makes in the offseason in order to take the next step and become a force to be reckoned with come playoff time.NEXT: NBA Insider Reveals Trade Talk He Is Hearing About Cavs