Cavaliers: The Biggest Test To Get Back To The NBA Finals Is?

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Apr 23, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) shoots against Boston Celtics forward

Jonas Jerebko

(8) during the second half in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 103-95. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

LBJ’s Minutes and Love’s Involvement In The Offense

Torrelle Howard

Spreading the minutes around the right way. We want to make sure everyone gets their experience and chemistry down so they win enough games to get a high seed, but also we want everyone healthy going into the post season. Figuring out the best rotations to get everyone in and playing well while keeping everyone healthy throughout the season is a huge key this season if we wanna get back to the NBA Finals and win.

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Nick Dudukovich

Can LeBron James not be so hard headed and cut back on his minutes in the early going? It was an ongoing storyline last season, and David Blatt isn’t to blame. LeBron decides when he wants to play, and when he wants to come out.

For the Cavs to live up to their championship hype, Cleveland needs James clicking on all cylinders come April and May. What he does in October, November and December is moot. LeBron talks the talk when it comes to cutting back on his minutes, but now it’s time to walk the walk.

Ryan Rosko

Health is a very critical component for a team during the season, but so is scheme and player involvement during plays. Cavs coach David Blatt should be more comfortable in his role this season. That being said, he needs to make sure Kevin Love is involved more in plays.

He is not a stand in the corner and shoot type of player. He needs to play to his strengths– his play in and out of the paint would actually give more opportunities for better shots, etc. for the offense.

If Love can play more like he did when he was with Minnesota, then that would not only benefit Love but the team as a whole. He averaged 16.4 ppg, 9.7 rpg last season. However, he also nearly averaged half of the amount of free throw attempts last season (4.1 fta) than previous years. Should Love’s role improved, that stat will improve.

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