LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love – if you got those three superstar athletes at your roster, it’s quite right to expect them to win a championship together. But according to some analysts and experts, it might not be the right season for the Cleveland Cavaliers to win a championship. It might not be the right time yet for LeBron James to get his third championship ring.
Here are some reasons why the Cavs and LBJ won’t win the NBA Championship of this season.
It will take more than just one season or few days of practice for the Cavs roster to play in harmony. It will take time for the likes of Irving and Love to accept their new role as second option. It will take time for them to accept the fact that they will become the backup of LeBron.
The newest acquisitions – Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov also need some time to fully grasp their new roles. Although they already played a lot of ball in the NBA, playing alongside with three superstars are quite new for them.
Bulls play really well this season. With the addition of Pau Gasol, they are a stronger contender than last season. If Derrick Rose can stay healthy, they are highly favored to win the Eastern Conference championship.
The Hawks are leading the East in terms of number of wins this season. Very few expected them to play this good. With their 14 winning streak, you know that what they did and still doing is not a fluke. Although they only have one All-Star player at their roster in Al Horford, this team is a force to be reckon with.
The Wizards are also a strong contender in the East. With the addition of Paul Pierce, you know this team is aiming high for that championship.
Head Coach David Blatt
David Blatt is one heck of a talented coach. He is a 4-time Israeli League coach of the year, 6-time Israeli Cup champion, Euroleague Champion and a recipient of Euroleague coach of the year award in 2014. But Blatt has done these great things outside the USA. There are a lot of adjustments he must do to replicate his success in the NBA. He surely needs more than one season to make this team work together. And oh, he needs more than one season to earn the full respect and support of LBJ.
Defense is the Cavs’ weakness. This is the reason why they opted to get the services of Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov. But these three players are newcomers. They will need a lot of catching up to do in terms of executing the team’s defensive plays.
Personally, I think LeBron James won’t win another NBA Championship at least for this season. Just like what happened at his first year with the Miami Heat he might and he will fall short.