The Cavs’ offseason has been a whirlwind of trade rumors, signings and trades, and now they’re about to head to the NBA Finals for the first time in three seasons.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to the playoffs for the third time in four years.
The team has had several big moves since its last trip to the postseason in 2012, including several moves to improve the roster and re-sign key players.
The Cavaliers will likely need to be very patient with their playoff run, but the team has to be smart with its trades to improve.
Here’s a look at the key pieces the Cavaliers will need to bring to the court in the postseason:Key players:K.J. McDaniels, point guard: This is a team that has been in need of scoring for some time now.
The Cavs are still one of the NBA’s worst teams when it comes to offensive efficiency.
But they have a solid frontcourt in Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, who are among the top-scoring point guards in the league, and they also have a young, talented core that can score.
McDaniels has been on a tear this season, averaging 26.6 points per game and 9.1 assists per game.
He has scored more than 35 points in four of his last five games and is averaging 19.8 points in his last eight games.
He will be expected to be a force on both ends of the court for Cleveland.
Miles Plumlee, power forward: Plumlee has a great first step and can finish around the rim.
He can also shoot and pass, and he’s one of two power forwards to average more than 14 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this season.
Plumlee is the only power forward to average at least 20 points per contest this season and has the second-best field goal percentage on the team.
He will have to help the Cavs on both sides of the ball, which is a task that should be his for the rest of the season.
He’s also a great defender and a threat from the perimeter.
He’s averaged 11.3 blocks per game, and while he’s a little raw, he has the potential to be an elite player.
The Cavs have a huge need at the point guard position.
They signed Brandon Jennings to a four-year, $62 million deal last summer and have also made several trades to address that need.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have two big holes at the position, with DeAndre Liggins and Al Horford both playing at a high level, and their big-man needs have been addressed.
The Cavaliers need to find a way to replace Anthony Bennett and Kyrie, but they’ll have a great chance to do so in the playoffs.
Here are the Cavs playoff schedule:1/10/18: @ San Antonio Spurs, 8:30 p.m.2/10.
San Antonio, 6:30 pm3/11.
@ Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 am4/12.
@ Detroit Pistons, 7 p. m5/12: Detroit, 7 pm6/14.
Cleveland Cavaliers, 6 p.
M7/14: @ Indiana Pacers, 7 PM8/15: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons at Quicken Loans Arena, 7 a.m.-8 p.M.9/15.
Detroit, 8 p. and 10:30 a. m.10/15.: Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors, 8 a.
M11/16: @ New York Knicks, 10 p.
Cleveland Cavs vs. Cleveland Warriors, 10 a.
M1/17: Detroit Pistons vs. New York Jets, 7 P.
Cleveland, 7, 8, 9:30, 10:15 p.
& 11:30 P. M.