I said this last year in the playoffs when Kyrie Irving carried them past the Celtics and I’ll say it again right now – Lebron James cannot carry a team to the Championship. I keep hearing people saying that everything will be fine when Isaiah Thomas comes back – but that won’t help them on defense whatsoever. They are allowing 107.2 points per game on defense and off to a treacherous 3-5 start, forcing Lebron to go off on the Cavs just 8 games in.
Don’t get me wrong, the Cavs will be absolutely fine this season and likely find themselves in the Eastern Conference Finals but they should be thanking their lucky stars that the Celtics have lost Gordon Hayward because they would get beat. Should be an interesting finish and I am very curious to see how Cleveland bounces back.