The Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t the best team in the Eastern Conference, but can they climb to the top of the standings by the end of the season?
Brian Windhorst was on 5 Good Minutes With Windy and said the Cavaliers are “trending in the right direction,” but they still have a way to go.
He claimed that the team has improved lately but is “not exceeding where they should be.”
Windhorst and others have said that the team members look more comfortable and have a better rhythm than they did at the start of the season.
After an opening-night win, the Cavs lost three games in a row and had many fans worried that 2023-24 was going to be a mess.
Since then, they have found more success and earned a few substantial victories over teams like the Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, and Philadelphia 76ers.
They currently have a 10-8 record and are the eighth-best team in the East.
Windhorst likes the progress he has seen and agrees that Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, Max Strus, Evan Mobley, and others are definitely on the same page now.
But he also warned that the team’s offense is still supremely lacking and that could hurt them against a number of teams.
There are multiple squads in their conference with strong defenses, and the Cavaliers would have a hard time pushing past them.
This is an area that needs a lot more improvement.
The Cavaliers are set to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers and Detroit Pistons in the days ahead and many fans are expecting a couple of wins.
That would bring their record to 12-8, which would be even more evidence of their recent improvements.