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    Cleveland Cavaliers Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Cleveland Cavaliers to get you started: 

    Established: 1970
    Stadium: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Arena 
    Colours: Wine, navy blue, gold & black
    Hall of Famers: Walt Frazier, Shaquille O’Neal, Nate Thurmond & Lenny Wilkens
    Hall of Fame Coaches: Chuck Daly, Bill Fitch & Lenny Wilkens
    Rivals: Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons & Miami Heat
    Legends: LeBron James, Mark Price, Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance Sr, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, World B. Free, John “Hot Rod” Williams, Austin Carr, Ron Harper, Tyrone Hill & Kyrie Irving
    Retired Numbers: 7, 11, 22, 25, 34, 42 & 43
    Conference:  Eastern Conference
    Division: Central Division
    NBA Championships: 1: 2016

    Cleveland Cavaliers Fixtures 2020 / 2021

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    Cleveland Cavaliers History

    The Cleveland Cavaliers began their journey in 1970 coming into the NBA as an expansion side along with Portland Trail Blazers and the then Buffalo Braves (now Los Angeles Clippers). 

    Like many teams starting out, the Cavaliers took a while to find their feet, in fact, it took them six years before they had that winning feeling claiming a maiden playoff appearance in 1976 as well as winning the central division title. 

    As far as the 70s was concerned, that was the only joy they had and the next decade didn’t bring much joy either as the 80s saw another dark period for the franchise. It began from the top with owner Ted Stepien who took over the Cavaliers from 1980-83, and during his tenure, the Cavaliers suffered a 24 game losing streak which spanned across the 1981-82 to 1982-83 seasons. 

    Under Stepein’s ownership, he threw away potential draft picks via trade for older players, the side had a 66-180 win-loss record and the team had a total of six coaches from 1980-83, which included having four coaches in the 1981-82 seasons. To top it all off, the team was bottom in attendance and lost $15 million. 

    After the disastrous era in the early 80s, the Cavaliers returned to brighter days with their best season coming in 1988-89 as they finished the season with a 57-25 record headlined by franchise legends Brad Daugherty, Mark Price, Ron Harper and Larry Nance Sr. 

    The Cavaliers would end up making the playoffs nine times between the 1987-88 and 1997-98 seasons, with their best performance being in the 1991-92 season where they lost to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals. 

    The 1998-99 season was the first of five losing seasons for the Cavaliers, with the worst being in 2002-03, only 17 games and finishing last in the Eastern Conference and tied for the worst record in the NBA. 

    This may well have been worth it in the eyes of Cleveland fans as the Cavaliers received the pick No. 1 in the 2003 NBA Draft, choosing future three-time NBA Champion (one with the Cavaliers), three-time NBA Finals MVP and four-time Most Valuable Player, LeBron James. 

    He hit the ground running as he earned himself Rookie of the Year in 2004, averaging 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. The 2005-06 was a breakout year for LeBron James, winning the 2016 All Star Game MVP and leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to his first playoff appearance. 

    James starred in the first round going up against Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards, highlighted by a 45 point performance in a 121-120 overtime victory to put the Cavaliers up 3-2 in the series. They would go on to win the series in the next game, but fall to the Detroit Pistons in seven games the following round. The following season saw the Cavaliers make it to the NBA Finals for the first time, being swept by the experienced San Antonio Spurs. 

    The Cavaliers would make the playoffs the following three seasons, with James winning MVP in 2009 and 2010, but the Cavaliers were unable to create a roster with enough support to get LeBron back to The Finals over this time. This failure from the front office and LeBron’s drive to win a championship saw him leave the team for the Miami Heat. 

    Cleveland went from first to last in the Eastern Conference after James’ departure, however Cavaliers would receive the 1st pick in the draft three out of the following four seasons. In this time they drafted Kyrie Irving in 2011 and just like James, Irving hit the ground running and claimed the 2012 Rookie of the Year award, as well as being an All-Star in the  2013-15 seasons as well as being crowned the NBA All-Star MVP in 2014. 

    The 2014 offseason saw LeBron James return home to the Cavaliers, with the franchise trading some of their young stars for Kevin Love to form a big three with Kyrie Irving. LeBron’s return instantly made Cleveland title favourites and they made the NBA Finals in the big three’s first year together, however injuries to Love and Irving left the Cavaliers short handed against the up and coming Golden State Warriors, who would win the series 4-2. 

    The Cavaliers returned to The Finals in the 2015-16 season to face the Warriors again. After four games, Cleveland faced a 3-1 deficit, one that had never been overcome in NBA history. Game 5 saw LeBron and Kyrie score 41 points each in a Cavaliers victory, with LeBron scoring 41 points again in Game 6 to force a winner takes all game 7. 

    LeBron James would have a triple double as well as a career and franchise defining block on an Andre Igoudala layup in the dying minutes of the decider, leading to an Irving three to put the Cavaliers up for good, winning the franchise’s first NBA Championship, with James being named Finals MVP. The Cavaliers faced the Warriors the following two Finals series, but Golden State had added superstar Kevin Durant, making them too difficult to match up with. 

    LeBron James, after fulfilling his promise to bring a Championship to the Cavaliers, left in the 2018 off season for the Los Angeles Lakers. After Irving had requested a trade the year earlier, only Kevin Love remained, and much like the first time James left Cleveland, the team went to the bottom of the standings, finishing 14th and 15th in the East the last two years. 

    Cleveland is now building around a young core of Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, the Cavaliers first round picks in 2018 and 2019 respectively. After finishing 15th in the Eastern Conference with a 19-46 record this last season, the Cavaliers finished second last in the NBA, giving them the equal highest chance (14%) at the first pick in the 2020 NBA draft, but only received the fifth pick. 

    Expert 2020 / 2021 Picks & Preview on Cleveland Cavaliers

    If you are a fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2020 / 2021 season. Do the Cleveland Cavaliers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and finals in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    Preview on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Head Coach: J.B. Bickerstaff

    J.B. Bickerstaff has been around the league for an extended period of time, first serving as an assistant coach for the Charlotte Bobcats, and has been involved in a number of roles since, including as the Head Coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. 

    Bickerstaff’s overall record as Head Coach in the NBA is 95-144 (.397) at the time of writing. He likes to instil a toughness in the teams that he coaches, a trait that was well known in the ‘Grit and Grind’ era at the Memphis Grizzlies, where Bickerstaff joined as an assistant coach before taking the reins as the Head Coach. 

    The Cavaliers were ranked last in the league in defence in 2019 / 2020, and Bickerstaff is looking to improve his team on that end of the floor as they build from the ground up during their rebuild. 

    Preview on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Key Player: Andre Drummond

    Two time All Star Andre Drummond is the key man for the Cleveland Cavaliers, ready to begin his first full season with the team after playing for the Detroit Pistons from 2012 to 2019.

    Drummond has led the league in rebounds on four occasions, and put up 17.7 points per game (51st in the league) last season, as well as an eye popping 15.2 rebounds per game. 

    If Drummond can continue to generate those sorts of numbers with a fleet of young guards around him, the Cavaliers may surprise a few people. 

    Preview on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Next Best: Collin Sexton

    Collin Sexton is arguably the Cavs’ best player now, with the third year guard elevating his game during the 2019 / 2020 season where he averaged 20.8 points per game (22nd in the league), as well as 3.0 assists per game. 

    Sexton possesses elite speed and has increased his shot efficiency and shooting percentage, developing into a dangerous scoring guard. The Cavs will be hoping he can form a backcourt tandem with 2019 Draft Number 5 pick Darius Garland. 

    Cleveland Cavaliers Betting & Odds History

    After finishing last season with the worst record in the Eastern Conference and second worst overall, the Cavaliers 2020-21 NBA Championship odds opened at +25000.

    In mid-November, right before the draft, their odds had improved to +20000.

    When looking at their record against the spread, Cleveland finished last season at 29-33-3. They performed terribly at home, being 14-20-2, and were considerably better on the road, finishing at 15-13-1.

    A bottom 10 defense saw Cleveland have a positive record in totals markets, being 36-29. The Cavs finished 21-15 at home and 15-14 on the road.

    Cleveland Cavaliers FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the Cleveland Cavaliers? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Cleveland Cavaliers play?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers play their home games at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Arena.  

    Who owns the Cleveland Cavaliers?

    Dan Gilbert owns the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

    Has the Cleveland Cavaliers won an NBA Championship?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have won one NBA championship, in 2016. 

    Who is the Cleveland Cavaliers coach?

    J.B. Bickerstaff is the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bickerstaff was elevated from Assistant to Head Coach during the 2019-20 season. 

    Do the Cleveland Cavaliers play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Cleveland Cavaliers are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Cleveland Cavaliers games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Cleveland Cavaliers record?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers had a 19-46 win-loss record during the 2019-20 NBA season. 

    Did the Cleveland Cavaliers win last night?

    Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Cleveland Cavaliers  worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Cleveland Cavaliers are worth $1.51 billion.

    Who do the Cleveland Cavaliers play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NBA, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Cleveland Cavaliers play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers?

    Write something about NBA TV, Fox Sports Ohio, ESPN, TNT, NBA League pass, ABC. 

    Will the Cleveland Cavaliers make the playoffs this year?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers did not make the playoffs last, as they finished with a 19-46 win-loss record and finished 15th in the Eastern Conference. 

    Looking ahead to this season, the Cavs have their work cut out for them in a much tougher Eastern Conference. A potential Kevin Love trade could bring in a young star, but will this be enough?

    When do the Cleveland Cavaliers play?

    Cleveland Cavaliers fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips we list all the information you need like the tip off time, location of the game and the all important NBA odds.

    When is the next Cleveland Cavaliers game? 

    For more details on the next Cleveland Cavaliers game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the Cleveland Cavaliers finish the season?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers finished 15th in the Eastern Conference.

    How many games did the Cleveland Cavaliers win?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers won 19 games during the 2019-20 NBA season. 

    What are the NBA expert picks for the Cleveland Cavaliers?

    The NBA expert picks for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2020 / 2021 season is yet to be determined, but make sure you check our page regularly as we crunch all the numbers and stats to get awesome expert NBA picks for our readers.