2016-17 finish: 51-31, second
Coming: Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose, Isaiah Thomas, Dwayne Wade.
Going: Kyrie Irving, Richard Jefferson.
A loss in the NBA Finals and a teammate’s spurning might bring back the most valuable player version of LeBron James. Kevin Love will be a bigger offensive cog and move to center with Jae Crowder on board. Nostalgic additions Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade can buy time until Isaiah Thomas returns from a hip injury in January.
2016-17 finish: 53-29, first
Coming: Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, Marcus Morris,...