This year is different, however. There's no more Kyrie Irving to put up 25 points per night and take pressure off James by throwing the team onto his back at will.
Kevin Love remains as a solid No. 2, but after him, there is a plethora of role players and veterans. Cleveland is perhaps the deepest it's been since James' return in 2014, but not having a true third star for the first time will test its depth and challenge different players to contribute.
The road to a fourth straight NBA Finals is possible, but the Cavaliers are facing perhaps their toughest climb since LeBron came back. Read More ...