The following post was contributed by Chris Manning, FanSided’s editor for the Cleveland Cavaliers site, Right Down Euclid. Be sure to visit RightDownEuclid.com for all of your Cavaliers news and rumors.
Even in an offseason where a lot changed on the shores of Lake Erie, there are more questions than sure things when discussing the 2012-2013 edition of the Cleveland Cavaliers. They made several major offseason moves – namely signing Andrew Bynum and re-hiring Mike Brown as head coach – but even those questions don’t have definite issues. Will Bynum play enough – and be healthy enough – to be an major force at center? Will the Brown be able to find enough success to keep a city that turned on him in 2010 off his back?
That doesn’t even begin to discuss the plethora of young talent currently on the Cavaliers roster. So much is riding on the growth of Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett. One of that trio (if not two or maybe even all three) has to prove themselves this season in order for the Wine & Gold to take a step forward. If not, then the dreams of making the playoffs could die before they even start.
But even through all of the uncertainty, the Cavaliers do have one shining light and that light in Kyrie Irving. The 21 year old is undoubtedly one the NBA’s top young stars and he’s one big season away from really entering the average fans conscious as one of the best players in the NBA. And, in all likelihood, as far as Irving goes the Cavaliers will go.