The Cavs are out of excuses in 2021 thanks to the playoffs.
The Cavs are entering year four of a rebuild that seems to be getting worse and worse as the years go on. Jarrett Allen may be allowed to leave in free agency, making the trade for him completely pointless if he leaves. There are trade rumors for Collin Sexton, who despite scoring the ball, does little else. Losing Allen and Sexton aren’t great things, both have talent and both should be part of the team’s future.
Just not for $25 million a season.
Coupled that with Kevin Love‘s tumultuous years with the team, losing Kyrie Irving for next to nothing, abandoning several key veterans that could help the team, questionable choices in the draft, and just bizarre desire to bring in guys like Andre Drummond who already had a bad reputation during his Piston years, and Kevin Porter Jr., who was such a problem that his Top-5 talent fell to the 30th pick.
It’s almost like the Cavs GM Koby Altman is shuffling around the Cavs every six months to see if he can goose a winning streak out of them; like this were NBA 2k or something. He can’t. The 2021 NBA Playoffs have proven that Altman has screwed the pooch, so to speak.
These are the three things the 2021 NBA Playoffs have shown us about the Cavs rebuild.