3 offseason moves Cavs can’t make in 2021

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The Cavs haplessly finished their third straight season with one of the NBA’s worst records–and the bad luck continued even after the players cleaned out their lockers and headed home for the summer.

The Cavs lost a coin flip to the Thunder, slotting them with the fifth worst record when it comes to lottery odds. They’ve still got a shot to win the first pick, but now, they could pick as low as ninth if the ball doesn’t bounce their way.

Considering the luck this franchise has had in the lottery ever since the team acquired “The Brooklyn Pick,” get ready to pick ninth.

The Cavs had fans thinking playoffs early in the 2020-2021 campaign, but by the All-Star break, it became clear this version of the Wine and Gold was destined to be terrible. The Andre Drummond trade became a debacle and Kevin Love was hurt, again and again. Kevin Porter was traded for nothing.

With a young team and no alpha player, the Cavs just kept losing and losing.

Unfortunately, I don’t see the turnaround coming next season, either. They’re going to draft another young player–and even if it is Cade Cunningham, I don’t anticipate a 20-game swing in the win column. Remember, LeBron James couldn’t get the Cavs into the postseason until his third year.

At the very least, though, there was improvement with James on the roster, and a fan base that’s endured nothing but losing the past three years, will settle for any kind of improvement.

With free agency offering no promise and a trade market that probably won’t see the Cavs as major players, more losing should be on the docket in 2021-2022.

And when we think of the offseason and all the things the Cavs can do, here’s three things that can’t get done.