Cleveland was able to resign Le Bron James, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert, and Matthew Dellavedova in the offseason, to bring together much of the same team as a year ago.The big question surrounding the 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers will be if the team can remain healthy over the course of the season.
The Cavaliers joined the NBA for the 1970-71 season, but struggled mightily in the franchise’s early seasons.The Cavs won no more than 32 games in any of the team’s first four seasons, and didn’t make the playoffs until the 1975-76 season.After a three-year stretch with a winning record, futility overcame the Cavaliers again, leading to a nine-year stretch with sub-.500 marks.Under two of the best coaches in NBA history—Lenny Wilkens and Mike Fratello—Cleveland was highly successful in the late 1980s and 1990s.Cleveland has retired the numbers of six players in the franchise’s history.Score with Ticket City - the place to go for Cleveland Cavaliers basketball tickets.
Injuries and an exceptionally strong Golden State Warriors team kept the Cleveland Cavaliers from their dream season a year ago.
The Cavaliers return in 2015 with a title or bust mentality.
The Cavaliers made the playoffs nine times in an 11-year span, but were never able to secure the franchise’s first NBA title.
After that golden era, Cleveland fell back to the bottom of the NBA before selecting a high school small forward with the first pick in the 2003 NBA Draft—Le Bron James.
James led the Cavs to the Eastern Conference Finals once and the NBA Finals another time, but again Cleveland couldn’t win a championship.
Now, the Cavaliers are set to embark on another stretch of winning on the back of another first overall pick, point guard Kyrie Irving.