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10 Reasons Why the Cavs Will Win a Championship This Year

10 Reasons Why the Cavs Will Win the NBA Championship This Year

The Cleveland Cavaliers (41-25) have been red-hot since the All-Star break as they have skyrocketed up the Eastern Conference standings and now sit comfortably at the No. 2 seed in the East.

As a matter of fact, the Cavs have been performing at such a high level that they are now heavy favorites to win the NBA title at 21/10 odds according to Bovada. Whether you agree with the oddsmakers of Las Vegas or not, here are 10 reasons why we think the city of Cleveland will hoist their first Larry O’Brien trophy in June.

1. Solid Team Chemistry

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Ever since the acquisition of Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith, and Iman Shumpert, the Cavs have been clicking. During a 20-game stretch in the months of January and February, the Cavaliers went 17-3 and led the NBA in net rating, outscoring opponents by 11 points per 100 possessions.

Newly acquired Kendrick Perkins told Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beach Journal:

“I wasn’t expecting it to be this close knit. They really jell outside the court. You could tell on the plane ride coming back from Detroit there was a whole group conversation on the plane, just talking about basketball, talking about life. When you’ve got guys who deal with each other outside the court and connect like that, it carries over onto the court. You could tell it was genuine.”

Although the team only has three healthy, returning members from a year ago, the chemistry appears to be at an all-time high.

Next: Stellar Team Defense

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