The Cavaliers are coming off a win against the Celtics as they play against the Wizards tonight. The Cavs sit at 22-48 n the season and are tied for the fifth-worst record in the NBA with the Timberwolves. The Thunder and Magic sit right below them at 21-49. The Cavs playoff hopes ended a few weeks ago and the focus for the fans has all been on two things. How the young players look and the lottery odds. The Cavs are tied for the fifth-best odds to land that first pick, but the Cavs will be in a good position as long as they land a top-five pick. The top five projected first picks all have the potential to be franchise players.
All the hype has been around Cade Cunningham and rightfully so. Cunningham is a 6′ 8″ point guard that can do it all. In his one year in school, Cunningham averaged 20.1/6.2/3.5 on 43% shooting from the field. But Cunningham isn’t the only franchise player, all five of these guys have the potential to be franchise-changing players. That’s why it’s important the Cavs lost these final two games, The Cavs getting a top-five pick and landing one of the guys would be huge. Losing for the Cavs lately hasn’t been an issue. Before the win against Boston, the Cavs lost 11 straight and are 3-16 in their last 19 games. The Cavs are getting back some players, Darius Garland and Cedi Osman. While the Wizards are pushing for a playoff spot. For the Cavs, it’s either a pointless run or a chance to rise those lottery odds.