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Team Overview

Cleveland Cavaliers

2009-10 Record: 61-21

First place, Central Division

Lost in conference semifinals to Boston

Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
30. Christian Eyenga 19. J.J. Hickson No picks 25. Shannon Brown No picks
46. Daniel Green 42. Daniel Gibson
55. Ejike Ugboaja

108.8, 4th

101.5, 7th

Under contract:
G: Daniel Gibson
G: Anthony Parker
G: Sebastian Telfair
G: Delonte West
G: Mo Williams
G-F: Jamario Moon
F: Antawn Jamison
F: Leon Powe
F-C: J.J. Hickson
C-F: Anderson Varejao

Free agents:
F: LeBron James (unrestricted)
F: Jawad Williams (restricted)
C: Zydrunas Ilgauskas (unrestricted)
C: Shaquille O'Neal (unrestricted)

Areas of strength:
Built, driven to chase championship. Defensively savvy.

Needs work:
Offense lacks creativity, reliant on one guy. Roster was creeky old.

Two stats that matter:
-- Number of games the Cavaliers outshot the other team, most in NBA.

+436 -- Varejao's plus/minus ratio, tops among NBA reserves and third in league behind teammate James and Orlando's Dwight Howard.

The Way to Go:
It's LeBron or bust. Without draft picks, without a head coach and with no assurances for its future, Cleveland needs to resign the game's No. 1 free agent or start from scratch. In other words, skip the sign-and-trades; Cavs shouldn't want to have a hand in LBJ's departure.

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