Perhaps the Cleveland Cavaliers faithful have caught their breath. The club broke barriers with its selection of yet another new coach, reaching across the Atlantic to nab David Blatt, who has a sterling record of achievement, if not in the NBA, then in Israel, Europe and elsewhere. Those who rightly see talent from a global perspective must like the choice.
On Thursday evening, as the deadline drew uncomfortably near for making the first selection in the draft, fans hardly could be blamed for wondering: Are the team’s bright minds making this too difficult? In the end, the answer was “no,” Andrew Wiggins the smart option.
And where does Wiggins play? The position of small forward, a problem since you know who departed four years ago. (Luol Deng, a short-term solution, apparently). Have the Cavaliers finally solved a big problem?
Or is the team looking to create a new one?
Now that the decks have been cleared, a new, promising coach, the right choice in the draft, the organization, and all the rest of us, can devote ourselves to the big question: Is LeBron James coming back? Those of us in Akron know he still has been around, among other things, pressing the cause of education. Will he rejoin the Cavaliers? Let the speculation overflow.