After ten games, it is clear that the Cleveland Cavaliers have some things they need to work out.
They have a 4-6 record right now and have yet to win two games in a row.
MoreForYourCleveland dug into the numbers of the team and found that four players have a positive plus-minus differential for the season so far.
Those players are Donovan Mitchell with +28, Max Strus with +25, Caris LeVert with +6, and Darius Garland with +1.
Meanwhile, Georges Niang has the worst with -53.
Through 10 games, the #Cavs have 4 players with a + plus-minus differential:
– MItchell (+28)
– Strus (+25)
– LeVert (+6)
– Garland (+1)
Georges Niang has the worst, at -53. pic.twitter.com/EfQHQvgxI1
— MoreForYouCleveland (@MoreForYou_CLE) November 14, 2023
The plus-minus statistic is a tricky one and it’s hard to really summarize how well or poorly a team is doing based solely on it.
However, players obviously want a positive plus-minus rating.
It’s not good that only four players are carrying a positive rating and it shows that opponents are scoring on the Cavaliers often.
This is clearly something that will need to change in the weeks ahead.
The Cavaliers have lost a few close games, which means they have almost always been on the verge of winning even in defeat.
But getting close doesn’t ultimately matter, and the Cavaliers need to start accumulating several wins in a row.
The inclusion of Max Strus has been working out well so far and the fact that he is on the short list of players with a positive plus-minus shows that he is fitting in well and doing a lot for the team.
He is currently averaging 14.3 points, 6 rebounds, and 3.4 assists.
As for Niang, he isn’t contributing as much with his 6.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1 assist.
Mitchell, LeVert, and Garland are leading the way when it comes to point totals.
If the Cavaliers are going to score a winning record, they will need more than just these four players to have positive plus-minus ratings.