Who would you expect?
LeBron James’ Cavaliers could struggle to jell offensively, and they might not have the staff to construct a elite defense in any way. Neither of these problems stopped them from earning the NBA’s best name odds–mainly because a long season will provide new head coach David Blatt lots of time to work out the kinks.
And when he can not figure out everything, he’s still got the best player on the planet on his group. That alone is sufficient to warrant Cleveland’s spot here.
There’s reason to think the Cavs will hit the floor running on crime, and not merely because they have this absurdly gifted core. The truth is we’ve seen these guys can be through preseason play.
James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Dion Waiters all attempted three or more triples per game during exhibition period, and four joined on 41 percent of those shots. James, because he isn’t human, made exactly 50 percent.
You may think it impossible for all four of these players to sustain such a high collective percentage, but in an offense where double-teaming anybody –or even helping a smidgen too aggressively–contributes to wide-open opportunities to get another scoring dynamo, well. . .let’s just say the potential for league-leading offense is there.
Irving was a preseason lightning bolt, with all defenders’ hesitation to leave their assignments to dart into the lane whenever he wanted. Drive-and-kick opportunities were unlimited, and they will remain –unless the team makes it possible for opponents to use six players against Cleveland.
In fact, even then…
Injuries, the slog of an 82-game season and various other uncertainties mean there are no sure things in the NBA.
However, the Cavs come near.

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