Those who were really paying attention to the Cleveland Cavaliers last season saw a lot to be happy about.
The team ended up missing the playoffs but they did quite well before that and for a stretch of the regular season, the team sat towards the top of the Eastern Conference standings.
Even though last year ended in disappointment, numerous people were quite sure that the best was still ahead and that the promise of a truly great team that could make the Finals was still there.
I am a firm believer that the Cleveland Cavaliers could be this year's "surprise" team and make a deep playoff push.
Garland, LeVert, Markkanen, Mobley, Allen, Okoro, Rubio, Love, Osman, Neto, Lopez, Wade, Agbaji and possibly Sexton as well???
Buy Cavs stock NOW!
— Brett Siegel (@BrettSiegelNBA) August 30, 2022
Brett Siegel knows all of the potential with the team.
On Twitter, Siegel summed it up: “I am a firm believer that the Cleveland Cavaliers could be this year’s “surprise” team and make a deep playoff push.”
He added: “Garland, LaVert, Markkanen, Mobley, Allen, Okoro, Rubio, Love, Osman, Neto, Lopez, Wade, Agbaji and possibly Sexton as well??? Buy Cavs stock NOW!”
Siegel has every reason to be jazzed about the Cavs – but to fans of the team, this Cavaliers squad is not a “surprise” at all.
For the last few years, the Cavaliers have been one of those up-and-coming teams that people suspect could become something truly great.
All of the pieces have been coming together.
We have seen this with teams like the Memphis Grizzlies lately: squads that are young with unparalleled drive and a desire to win and over-perform.
That’s a lot like the Cavs, but they had a few too many injuries to really reach that next level.
While Siegel and many others think the upcoming season could be Cleveland’s, they know this is only possible if the team stays healthy and strong.
If they can do that and if they continue to perform as they did last year, a deep playoff push is a strong possibility.