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The Cleveland Cavaliers fit most criteria for a great League Pass buy, but there are still too many question marks.
Kyrie Irving is a superstar worth watching with regularity, but until he submits close to a full season (missed 33 games in two seasons), there are no promises. The same goes for Andrew Bynum, who already doesn't have great health news coming out of Cleveland. Anderson Varejao has the same injury concerns, if not worse.
If those three are healthy and a host of early first-round picks pop, the Cavaliers could quickly become worthy.
With the Washington Wizards, we are talking about a franchise that hasn't had a winning percentage above .354 since 2008.
As much as we all want to see whether their second-half charge was a fluke, I'm going to wait. After playing just 49 games last year, John Wall has a put-up or shut-up season approaching, thanks to his looming max extension.
For now, the Wizards are relying a bit too much on guys named Nene, Martell Webster and Emeka Okafor for me to be confident in a League Pass-worthy season.
When healthy, Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are two of the most exciting players to watch on the planet. During their short time together, they have clearly developed a chemistry that makes their games even more intriguing to watch.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have had some unbelievably bad injury luck in recent years, though. I'd hate to make them a League Pass choice only to have Rubio or Love miss significant time. The two played a combined 75 games last season!
Individually speaking, the Detroit Pistons could be a very exciting team to watch next season. Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond and Luigi Datome are all players I want to know more about in 2013-14.
However, how do all those pieces fit together, and will the product be worth watching regularly or sporadically? How much faith do you put into retread head coach Maurice Cheeks (career record of 284-286, fired twice)?