The Cleveland Cavaliers could look very different by the start of the 2017-18 season.
Cleveland hasn’t completed its makeover, of course. Irving will likely be gone before training camp, and he may not be the only one.
As long as LeBron James is in town, the Cavaliers are still the favorite to make it out of the Eastern Conference and face the Golden State Warriors for the fourth straight year. While some minor additions have been completed to make this team more Warriors-ready, no one would consider it the favorite should the two teams meet again.
Trading Irving for maximum value is on the Cavs’ to-do list, but other moves need to be executed as well.