The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the NBA offseason with one goal: finding out how to get better so the franchise can defeat the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals.
Improving the roster is not going to be easy. The Cavs, who had the highest payroll in the league this season, have no cap room to sign any players who can make a significant impact.
It’s going to take some creativity to get this roster going, but if there’s one thing Cavs fans have watched from Dan Gilbert, it’s that the Cleveland owner will be bold.
LeBron James is set to be a free agent in the summer of 2018, and at 32, he’s still in his prime. The window to win another championship is still open and the Cavs have to do whatever’s necessary to compete against the likes of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
Remember, the keyword is “creativity” when it comes to describing how the Cavs can improve this offseason. The organization is going to have to find a partner willing to deal because of Cleveland’s maxed out financial situation.
With that said, it also remains to be seen who will be making the decisions, as David Griffin is without a contract next season.
Here’s how Cleveland can improve the roster in order to make a run at the Warriors next season.