As expected, the loss of hometown hero LeBron James sent the Cleveland Cavaliers back towards the bottom of the league in the 2018-19 NBA season. With Kevin Love missing the majority of the year due to injury and the Cavs looking to give more playing time to youngsters like rookie Collin Sexton and Cedi Osman, Cleveland won just 19 games and earned a share of the top odds at landing the No.1 overall pick at the NBA Draft Lottery.
Unfortunately for the Cavs and their fans, the team fell out of the top three and plummeted to the No. 5 spot in the draft, where their future selection is abundantly less clear than if they had landed the top spot and had the chance to select Zion Williamson.
Cleveland has already gotten busy this offseason, hiring former University of Michigan head coach John Beilien to take over and making it clear that they would have to be overwhelmed by any potential offers for Love.
The team has also flirted with the idea of moving Sexton to the two guard position, which would seem to make them an ideal candidate to select a point guard in the draft.