New NBA Season Brings New Hope for Ohio Basketball Fans

by Mitch Hughes

The only professional basketball team in Ohio, the Cleveland Cavaliers, have given fans nothing but heartbreak for the last few years, but the coming of the 2014-2015 season has more meaning than previous seasons. The Cavs made some key player maneuvering during the off-season and managed to score some talent that most fans could only dream of. The highlight of their roster additions is the superstar, Lebron James, already well-known in Cleveland. The Akron, OH prodigy played in Cleveland from his rookie year in 2003, until he left the city of Cleveland devastated when he decided to “Take his talents to South Beach” and play for the Miami Heat. After four years in Miami with two NBA Championships, Lebron has come home.

James isn’t the only new addition to the Cavs roster. Lebron’s good friend from Miami, Mike Miller, has also made the trip from South Florida to Cleveland. Miller is well-known for his sharpshooting ability, especially in tight situations. James’s return home will be made easier with the accompaniment of a player he has grown to play well with.

Although Mike Miller is an excellent addition to Clevelands team, they were missing a big man who could do it all. A man like Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves would fit the bill perfectly. With a lot of their salary cap tied up, the Cavs had to make the tough decision to trade their first round draft pick, Andrew Wiggins, in order to get the center.

With their all-star power forward back home along with some new talent, the Cavs are 1-0 in preseason play and certainly hope to continue the trend into the regular season. It’s safe to say fans and sportswriters alike have high hopes for the team that had the worst overall record from the previous year. Hopefully with these additions, Cleveland will once again become a force to be reckoned with in the NBA.

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