The Cleveland Cavaliers have not officially traded for Kevin Love, only a small concern that the NBA could try to void the trade is still out there. They also haven’t added either Shawn Marion or Ray Allen, though one or both is expected to sign following the completion of the Love trade. They have officially added LeBron James, Mike Miller, James Jones and a few other lesser pieces to a roster last year that was young and struggled.
Gone from last year are Tyler Zeller, Jarrett Jack, Sergey Karasev, C.J. Miles, Spencer Hawes, Carrick Felix and soon to be Anthony Bennett. With a team that went 33-49 it is not a bad thing to turn over about 2/3 of your roster. However that does mean the Cavs will have a ton of learning to do together. How does that impact how ESPN projects the Cavaliers’ record? Let’s take a look:
Projected 2014-15 Eastern Conference standings