The Cleveland Cavaliers have transitioned into an era beyond LeBron James since his departure from the team in 2018.
Donovan Mitchell is the current superstar of the organization.
Mitchell helped the franchise reach the NBA playoffs for the first time in five seasons, as the Cavs ended up as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 51-31 record last season.
But there’s definitely room for improvement for the team.
After all, they were eliminated in the first round of the postseason in five games by the New York Knicks.
Despite that, the roster for the 2023-24 season remains relatively unchanged as of now.
Sam Amico shared the team’s initial camp roster as media day approaches.
Cavs announce Media Day for Oct. 2, with training camp to start the following day. Announced camp roster:
🏀 #1 Max Strus
🏀 #2 Ty Jerome
🏀 #3 Caris LeVert
🏀 #4 Evan Mobley
🏀 #5 Sam Merrill
🏀 #9 Craig Porter Jr.
🏀 #10 Darius Garland
🏀 #13 Ricky Rubio
🏀 #15 Isaiah Mobley… pic.twitter.com/aZR12nKYxc
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) September 15, 2023
The most notable names on the list are Mitchell and Darius Garland.
The dynamic duo was responsible for the Cavaliers’ phenomenal run last season.
Mitchell averaged 28.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.
On the other hand, Garland had 21.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 7.8 assists per game.
Despite these solid numbers, the Cavs couldn’t replicate the same level of success in the playoffs.
Keeping that in mind, many hoped that the front office would work hard to improve the roster.
The only major addition to the team was Max Strus, who was acquired in a sign-and-trade from the Miami Heat.
He signed a four-year, $63 million contract with the franchise.
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