10 Things the Cavs Must Do in Order to Win a Championship This Season

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3. An Efficient LeBron James

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It is extremely hard to be critical of anything James does on the basketball court. He is a force unlike any we have seen, possibly in the history of the game. However, James did see a significant dip in his efficiency statistics last season.

Last year marked the first time since 2006-07 that James was unable to improve upon his previous season’s field goal percentage. According to basketball-reference.com, his 48% from the field marked his lowest total in eight seasons. Much of this can be attested to learning the styles of new teammates and playing in a different offense. The Cavaliers as a whole struggled early on in the season and so much of James’ lack of rhythm can be pinned on the growing pains of the team.

If James can return to the level of efficiency he has had in previous seasons, the Cavs will be as tough as any team in the league to stop.

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A former sports editor at Gannon University, Jeff is currently a 10th-12th grade Language Arts teacher and head golf coach at Girard High School in Girard, PA. In addition to holding a love of reading and the written word, Jeff is also passionate for all things related to Cleveland, New York City and Bruce Springsteen. Writing influences include Bill Simmons and Chuck Klosterman.