Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers are understandably frustrated by the state of the team, which sits seventh in the East with a 21-15 record.
The team has faced a bunch of tough opponents, some big mistakes, and a ton of injuries, but Mark Price thinks they could still be great for the rest of the season.
Speaking on Across The Cavs, the former Cavaliers player said that when the roster is healthy again, Cleveland could become the fourth-best team in the conference.
Things might be tough right now but Price thinks that “the future is bright” for the Cavaliers.
The #Cavs have dealt with a lot this year already. @Mark25Price on why fans should be excited about where the team currently sits. #LetEmKnow X @Network_216 https://t.co/Ic3P2DEENG pic.twitter.com/EUUn5vMEvU
— Across The Cavs (@AcrossCavs) January 10, 2024
Fans of the team are hoping that Price is correct because, right now, the team isn’t doing as well as they had hoped.
Although the Cavaliers have won three games in a row, they still aren’t as high in the rankings as people had expected.
The team didn’t get off to a great start this season and suffered a few avoidable and embarrassing losses.
But when the injuries started to mount up, things got even harder for them.
The team is currently without two of its biggest stars, Evan Mobley and Darius Garland, yet they have been able to retain a winning record despite that.
That is why Price believes that the team could surge in the months ahead when both of those players are back.
Price admitted that the Eastern Conference is very crowded with great competitors, such as the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers.
But he still thinks the Cavaliers have a strong chance of easily making the playoffs.
He knows a thing or two about reaching the playoffs with the Cavaliers, which he did seven times during his career.