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|Stadium:||Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Arena|
|Colours:||Wine, navy blue, gold & black|
|Hall of Famers:||Walt Frazier, Shaquille O’Neal, Nate Thurmond & Lenny Wilkens|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Chuck Daly, Bill Fitch & Lenny Wilkens|
|Rivals:||Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons & Miami Heat|
|Legends:||LeBron James, Mark Price, Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance Sr, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, World B. Free, John “Hot Rod” Williams, Austin Carr, Ron Harper, Tyrone Hill & Kyrie Irving|
|Retired Numbers:||7, 11, 22, 25, 34, 42 & 43|
|NBA Championships:||1: 2016|
The Cleveland Cavaliers began their journey in 1970 coming into the NBA as an expansion side along with Portland Trail Blazers and the then Buffalo Braves (now Los Angeles Clippers).
Like many teams starting out, the Cavaliers took a while to find their feet, in fact, it took them six years before they had that winning feeling claiming a maiden playoff appearance in 1976 as well as winning the central division title.
As far as the 70s was concerned, that was the only joy they had and the next decade didn’t bring much joy either as the 80s saw another dark period for the franchise. It began from the top with owner Ted Stepien who took over the Cavaliers from 1980-83, and during his tenure, the Cavaliers suffered a 24 game losing streak which spanned across the 1981-82 to 1982-83 seasons.
Under Stepein’s ownership, he threw away potential draft picks via trade for older players, the side had a 66-180 win-loss record and the team had a total of six coaches from 1980-83, which included having four coaches in the 1981-82 seasons. To top it all off, the team was bottom in attendance and lost $15 million.
After the disastrous era in the early 80s, the Cavaliers returned to brighter days with their best season coming in 1988-89 as they finished the season with a 57-25 record headlined by franchise legends Brad Daugherty, Mark Price, Ron Harper and Larry Nance Sr.
The Cavaliers would end up making the playoffs nine times between the 1987-88 and 1997-98 seasons, with their best performance being in the 1991-92 season where they lost to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The 1998-99 season was the first of five losing seasons for the Cavaliers, with the worst being in 2002-03, only 17 games and finishing last in the Eastern Conference and tied for the worst record in the NBA.
This may well have been worth it in the eyes of Cleveland fans as the Cavaliers received the pick No. 1 in the 2003 NBA Draft, choosing future three-time NBA Champion (one with the Cavaliers), three-time NBA Finals MVP and four-time Most Valuable Player, LeBron James.
He hit the ground running as he earned himself Rookie of the Year in 2004, averaging 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. The 2005-06 was a breakout year for LeBron James, winning the 2016 All Star Game MVP and leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to his first playoff appearance.
James starred in the first round going up against Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards, highlighted by a 45 point performance in a 121-120 overtime victory to put the Cavaliers up 3-2 in the series. They would go on to win the series in the next game, but fall to the Detroit Pistons in seven games the following round. The following season saw the Cavaliers make it to the NBA Finals for the first time, being swept by the experienced San Antonio Spurs.
The Cavaliers would make the playoffs the following three seasons, with James winning MVP in 2009 and 2010, but the Cavaliers were unable to create a roster with enough support to get LeBron back to The Finals over this time. This failure from the front office and LeBron’s drive to win a championship saw him leave the team for the Miami Heat.
Cleveland went from first to last in the Eastern Conference after James’ departure, however Cavaliers would receive the 1st pick in the draft three out of the following four seasons. In this time they drafted Kyrie Irving in 2011 and just like James, Irving hit the ground running and claimed the 2012 Rookie of the Year award, as well as being an All-Star in the 2013-15 seasons as well as being crowned the NBA All-Star MVP in 2014.
The 2014 offseason saw LeBron James return home to the Cavaliers, with the franchise trading some of their young stars for Kevin Love to form a big three with Kyrie Irving. LeBron’s return instantly made Cleveland title favourites and they made the NBA Finals in the big three’s first year together, however injuries to Love and Irving left the Cavaliers short handed against the up and coming Golden State Warriors, who would win the series 4-2.
The Cavaliers returned to The Finals in the 2015-16 season to face the Warriors again. After four games, Cleveland faced a 3-1 deficit, one that had never been overcome in NBA history. Game 5 saw LeBron and Kyrie score 41 points each in a Cavaliers victory, with LeBron scoring 41 points again in Game 6 to force a winner takes all game 7.
LeBron James would have a triple double as well as a career and franchise defining block on an Andre Igoudala layup in the dying minutes of the decider, leading to an Irving three to put the Cavaliers up for good, winning the franchise’s first NBA Championship, with James being named Finals MVP. The Cavaliers faced the Warriors the following two Finals series, but Golden State had added superstar Kevin Durant, making them too difficult to match up with.
LeBron James, after fulfilling his promise to bring a Championship to the Cavaliers, left in the 2018 off season for the Los Angeles Lakers. After Irving had requested a trade the year earlier, only Kevin Love remained, and much like the first time James left Cleveland, the team went to the bottom of the standings, finishing 14th and 15th in the East the last two years.
Cleveland is now building around a young core of Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, the Cavaliers first round picks in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
It will take a while for the young duo to be able to make a difference in the league, but surrounding them with Larry Nance Jr, Jarrett Allen (mid-season trade) and Isaac Okoro (2020 Draft) gives Cleveland a bright, young core.
2021-22 was a tremendous leap forward for this young Cavs squad but unfortunately for them, injuries caught up to them and hampered them down the stretch. They made the playoffs but were knocked out in the play-in round by the Brooklyn Nets, and had a second chance to make the playoffs, but they also lost to the Atlanta Hawks.
If you are a fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Cleveland Cavaliers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win The Finals in 2023?
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JB Bickerstaff is the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and this upcoming 2022-23 National Basketball Association season will be his third full season in charge of the franchise. He has been coaching in the league for seven years overall and over the course of his coaching career he has made the playoffs only one time and the play-in another time. His overall record in the regular season currently sits at 156-225. While his overall playoff record is currently sitting at 1-4 in two appearances. He has led an impressive turnaround in Cleveland as he took them from one of the worst teams in the league to a playoff contender over the last couple of years.
Mike Gansey is the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers and he has held that position within the franchise since 2022. This upcoming 2022-23 National Basketball Association season will be his first season as the decision maker for the franchise. He has been the assistant GM under Koby Altman for the last four seasons. He is a former player in his own right, as he played at West Virginia and then overseas for five years professionally.
Darius Garland is the best player on this team’s roster and he is sure to make a huge impact during the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. This upcoming season will be his fourth season in the National Basketball Association. He really broke out and transitioned into becoming one of the top 50 players in the league after an impressive year in 2021-22. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he averaged around 22 points per game. He set up his teammates as well as he averaged around 9 assists per game. He also managed to do some work on the boards as he averaged around three and a half rebounds per game.
The second key player on this roster is Donovan Mitchell and this upcoming season will be his sixth season in the National Basketball Association. However, this will be his first season as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers after being traded from Utah during the offseason. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he averaged around 26 points per game. He set up his teammates as well as he averaged around five assists per game. He also managed to do some work on the boards as he averaged around four rebounds per game.
Dean Wade will be the breakout player on this team’s roster and he is sure to make a huge impact during the 2022-23 National Basketball Association seaso. He went undrafted in the 2019 National Basketball Association Draft and has spent his entire career up until this point, with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This upcoming season will be his fourth season in the National Basketball Association after attending Kansas State from 2015-2019. Last season he put up some decent numbers as he averaged around five and a half points per game.
He set up his teammates as well as he averaged around one assist per game. He also managed to do some work on the boards as he averaged around three rebounds per game. He put in some work on the defensive end of the court, averaging around one steal per game and one block per game. His list of accolades is impressive as he is a former Kansas Mr. Basketball and a two time all Big-12 player.
The Cleveland Cavaliers campaign during the 2021-22 National Basketball Association season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 44-38 and in third place of the Central Division. They have a young and successful team and certainly have all the talent they need to make a run at a title.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Basketball Association, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the basketball court over the course of the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Central Division championship this season currently sit at +275 heading into the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season, which puts them second in the Central Division out of five teams.
While their odds to win the Eastern Conference currently sit at +1800 heading into the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season, which puts them sixth in the Eastern Conference out of fifteen teams. Their overall odds to bring home the championship are currently sitting at +3000 heading into the 2022-23 season, as they rank 14th out of all 30 teams in the National Basketball Association.
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Where do the Cleveland Cavaliers play?
The Cleveland Cavaliers play their home games at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Arena.
Who owns the Cleveland Cavaliers?
Dan Gilbert owns the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Has the Cleveland Cavaliers won an NBA Championship?
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won one NBA championship, in 2016.
Who is the Cleveland Cavaliers coach?
J.B. Bickerstaff is the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bickerstaff was elevated from Assistant to Head Coach during the 2019-20 season.
Do the Cleveland Cavaliers play tonight?
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What is the Cleveland Cavaliers record?
The Cleveland Cavaliers had a 44-38 win-loss record during the 2021-22 NBA season.
Did the Cleveland Cavaliers win last night?
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How much are the Cleveland Cavaliers worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Cleveland Cavaliers are worth $1.65 billion.
Who do the Cleveland Cavaliers play tonight?
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How to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers?
There are many places you can watch the Cavaliers play; NBA TV, Fox Sports Ohio, ESPN, TNT, NBA League pass, ABC.
Will the Cleveland Cavaliers make the playoffs this year?
The Cleveland Cavaliers did make the playoffs last season as they finished with a 44-38 win-loss record and finished 8th in the Eastern Conference.
When do the Cleveland Cavaliers play?
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When is the next Cleveland Cavaliers game?
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Where did the Cleveland Cavaliers finish the season?
The Cleveland Cavaliers finished 8th in the Eastern Conference.
How many games did the Cleveland Cavaliers win?
The Cleveland Cavaliers won 44 games during the 2021-22 NBA season.
What are the NBA expert picks for the Cleveland Cavaliers?
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