LeBron James' future remains uncertain, but even if he leaves in free agency this summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers do not plan to "blow up the team," according to Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com.
Per that report, the Cavaliers wouldn't undergo "an extreme Philadelphia-style demolition job of aiming to lose lots of games and pile up draft picks" should James depart, though Pluto added that "even if James remains with the Cavs, they have to get somewhat younger."
If James does sign elsewhere, the Cavaliers will be left in a precarious position. As currently constructed, the team's core would be Kevin Love, George Hill, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith, Jordan Clarkson, Kyle Korver, Cedi Osman, Larry Nance Jr. and whomever the team selects with the No. 8 overall pick.
Is that group good enough to compete for a playoff spot, even in the weaker Eastern Conference? Perhaps, though that's the makings of a No. 7 or 8 seed at best.
The team would have some money to add a free agent or two but without James would become a tougher sell.