2021 NBA Predictions: Win/Loss Record For All 30 Teams

26. Cleveland Cavaliers — 26-56 (No. 13 East)

Projected Starting Five

PG Darius Garland
SG Collin Sexton
SF Isaac Okoro
PF Evan Mobley/Lauri Markkanen
C Jarrett Allen

Cleveland’s rotation is a bit of a mess. The team’s most valuable player from last season, Larry Nance Jr., is now in Portland. They’re paying Allen and Markkanen $167 million combined and then proceeded to take Evan Mobley with the No. 3 pick. The three bigs seemingly can’t play together unless Mobley or Markkanen can prove to hold their own against opposing wings. The Garland-Sexton combo is a lot of fun, but are we sure the Cavs are holding onto Sexton all year? His name has popped up in trade rumors all offseason, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see Cleveland cash out on the former lottery pick.

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