By Sam A. Darnold | BleacherReport.comThe 2017 NBA Finals have started and are now underway.
We can’t wait to see who takes the court and whether or not the Cavs will be able to win a second straight title.
The Finals are always unpredictable, so we can’t help but get caught up in the excitement of the first-round series and how we feel about the teams.
However, we’re going to keep you informed of any and all playoff action and potential NBA Finals news from the NBA Playoffs.
Before the Finals even started, there were plenty of storylines to keep track of.
The Cavaliers were the defending champions and were looking to secure the second consecutive championship in Cleveland.
The Warriors were looking for a third straight title and had a tough time getting past the Cavs in the Finals.
The Rockets were looking forward to winning a third title in Houston, and they were hoping to repeat their championship run in 2016.
The Celtics were looking at their third straight playoff appearance, and the Rockets were hoping for their fourth straight title in Cleveland as well.
While the Cavaliers were on the rise, the Warriors were on their way to the Finals for the second straight season.
They finished the regular season in fourth place in the Western Conference, but they got some help from the Warriors to win the title.
Now, the Cavs have to get past the Warriors again in the first round, which means it’s time to pack up your bags.
This season, the Cavaliers have a lot of confidence in their team.
The team has proven to be capable of winning a championship, and this team has the talent to do it.
The problem is, the talent that the Cavs possess is so high that they don’t have a ton of room to grow.
While LeBron James and company have been playing the best basketball of their careers, they are still missing their star player.
Kevin Love has missed most of the regular seasons, and his return could be delayed until the end of the season.
The Cavs have some talented young players on their roster, but none of them have been able to grow into the role they’re capable of playing in the NBA.
The biggest reason for this is their frontcourt.
The best player on this team is Kyrie Irving.
The fact that he’s the best player is a good sign for this team, but his ability to contribute on both ends of the floor is another issue.
The most glaring issue with this team this season is that the frontcourt isn’t deep enough.
This is not a team that relies solely on the front line to win games.
Instead, the team relies on the other five players to make plays for the team.
If the Cavs are going to make a run in the playoffs, it will have to come down to the five players that are capable of contributing on both sides of the ball.
The Cavs frontcourt has some issues.
The frontcourt is not deep enough, which has led to some teams to go out and acquire top-tier players in the draft.
However the frontline has been able do a decent job of getting their starters healthy in the offseason.
This team could use some depth and some help on the wing.
The big question on this front is the depth on the wings.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have four players who are capable scoring wings, but one of them, Iman Shumpert, is limited due to his size.
There’s a good chance that Shum, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, will be moved around in the rotation before the season starts.
While he’s certainly not the best defender on the court, his offensive skills are great and he can pass.
This will help a team to have some depth on both wings.
While Shum will be used to playing against smaller players in Cleveland, he could help a lot offensively if he can be paired with an NBA veteran like Jae Crowder or Isaiah Thomas.
Shumpert has a lot to prove this season, but he has shown that he has the ability to be a dominant scorer.
While his shooting percentage has been a little down, he’s still a dangerous offensive threat and can put up solid numbers when he’s on the floor.
The concern is that his shot isn’t reliable enough to consistently find his spot in the paint, which makes him a liability when the Cavs want to make their run in a series.
The bigger concern with Shum is his defense.
While some of his weaknesses are apparent, his biggest weakness is his defensive ability.
He has a tendency to drop his head and not listen to instructions, which could hurt his overall effectiveness in the future.
While I do think he has a chance to become a very good defender in the league, the main issue with Shums defensive ability is that he doesn’t really have the ability for his teammates to get to the rim and defend him.
This leaves him open for pick and rolls, which is where he could potentially become a liability in the series.
If the Cavs continue to play well and get