After all, expectations are low with James being gone.
What could have been if The King stayed in Cleveland?
James could probably be forgiven for taking his talents to Hollywood.
Ten days Later, Love inked a five-year deal with the Cavs. He owns career averages of 7.1 points on.547 shooting from the field, 5.9 rebounds and 1.17 steals in 21.5 minutes per game in 192 career contests (55 starts) over three seasons with Los Angeles and Cleveland. "His athleticism is off the charts and his positive attitude, work ethic and most importantly, his desire to be in Cleveland embodies all that we want out of our players both on and off the court".
We know he's going to get plenty of opportunities.
Nance Jr and co. will be looking to get their season off to the best possible start when they take on the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. He's expected to share starting duties this season with Tristan Thompson as coach Tyronn Lue plans to match up with the other team's big men.
"The Cavs wanted to get this done", Pluto said.
Realistically, however, expectations have been reset, and Love concedes that a playoff berth, which would require a top eight finish in the Eastern Conference, should qualify as a successful season. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. "That's the expectation of the experts". WKSU's Mark Arehart talked with sports commentator Terry Pluto about Larry Nance Jr. and the deal he signed this week.
"It would take a huge step in a positive direction there, so I think that's success as well", he says, adding that sheer hustle will have to make up the slack from losing James this season and All-Star Irving to the Celtics in 2017.
There were some small things that didn't go our way or we didn't do tonight. For us, we're a play-off team. I grew up here.
"I'm actually at a loss for words right now", said Nance.