The Cleveland Cavaliers are rebuilding in what will be three straight seasons of finding their future.
After LeBron James‘ exodus back in 2018, they have had a hard time trying to regain their footing.
Within that time frame, the Cavaliers have had two head coaches and multiple trips to the lottery.
The past three seasons have been miserable in the wins and losses columns.
They have gone 60-159 in that span.
The Cavs need to look for the future and build from within.
Maybe they can strike gold in this year’s lottery.
However, before that can come into fruition, they must take care of business with the roster they have now.
There are three players for them to build around at the moment.
Jarrett Allen is on the verge of getting a big contract extension this offseason.
Report: Cavs expected to give Jarrett Allen $100M contract extension https://t.co/K7l8Ph2xsD
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) May 19, 2021
Quite frankly, he has earned it with his play on the court.
In addition to his play, he has become a very lovable teammate during his time in the league.
Allen has been great in Cleveland, regardless of the lack of wins.
He averaged 15.6 points per game and 12.2 rebounds per game per 36 minutes.
His field goal percentage never drops below 60 percent.
He has the ability to be a great rim running big in this league; close to the likes of a Tyson Chandler.
His help defense is great already with him not being afraid to challenge at the rim.
Allen also averaged 1.6 blocks per game and can crack the two blocks per game threshold soon.
The Cavs drafted Isaac Okoro with the fifth pick in this past year’s draft and it has worked out so far.
Okoro has come in with a defensive first identity.
He had the task to guard the best opposing wing player on each team.
His numbers for the entire season weren’t eye popping.
However, in the month of May, Okoro shined bright.
He had averages of 16.6 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, and three assists per game.
This is exactly the finish to the season Isaac Okoro wanted 👏 pic.twitter.com/jbRy9kmHm6
— Cavs Nation (@CavsNationCP) May 17, 2021
He improved drastically throughout the season and can be a key cog for the future.
The best primary scorer on this Cavs roster is by far Collin Sexton.
He had a career year this season and has shown that he is capable of being a very good player in this league.
Collin Sexton continues to get better, and just enjoyed his best season yet 👏 pic.twitter.com/5l14a6Sb8V
— Cavs Nation (@CavsNationCP) May 18, 2021
He averaged 24 points per game, which was the 18th best in the entire league this season.
Sexton had great scoring outings throughout the year and can definitely follow that up within the future.
In the midst of having a career year, he endured some controversy.
There was the liking of a tweet claiming Kevin Love stole money from the team with his contract extension.
Then there was the ball-hogging claims and possible rift with teammates over it.
"Various Cavs players still grow frustrated by the way Sexton dominates the ball, and opponents taunt them by saying during games, 'you know he’s not going to pass you the ball.'"
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) May 2, 2021
Sexton has not let any of this affect him negatively.
The young guard is a very tough guy and will push through whatever adversity is put in front of him.
That is the type of player the Cavaliers need for their future as they try and regain their glory.