Can the Cleveland Cavaliers make the playoffs in 2013? The team has not done so since LeBron James left for Miami after the 2010 season. Because of the development of younger players and off season acquisitions, some experts believe it will this year.
The team gave Andrew Bynum a contract that will reward him for good play. Besides that, the team has big men Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao. Because Kyrie Irving, a point guard, has been often injured, adding Jarrett Jack as a backup may have been a smart move. In addition, adding Earl Clark in from the Lakers might be an improvement compared to Alonzo Gee at small forward.
The basketball world was shocked when Anthony Bennett became the number one pick. Bennett might be a surprise pick, because he seems to be an undersized power forward. That might be a surprise, because of Tristan Thompson. Nobody can deny his talent, however. The number 19 pick, Sergey Karasev, is a solid shooter from the left, with an NBA range, and he can release the ball quickly. He moves well when he doesn't have the ball and knows basketball, according to nba.com.
In 2011, the team was 21-45, 13th in the Eastern Conference. Last season, was 24-58, once again 13th. Times have been hard for the team from Ohio the last two years. Some believe things are looking up this season, however.