With only five games under their belt, the Cleveland Cavaliers have enjoyed as much of a roller coaster start as any team in the league—highlighted by gritty home wins, disheartening road losses and myriad individual performances that were both heroic and not-so heroic.
As the team moves forward under head coach Mike Brown toward what the organization hopes will be a postseason run, there's reason to believe that this precocious squad may be able to snatch one of the eight playoff seeds in the East.
Whether or not they get there, however, will be a matter of who can succeed in buying into the team's revived defensive identity while also contributing as complete of a two-way game as possible for a Cavs team whose offensive rating has declined to last in the league.
With that in mind, and without further ado, let's see who the studs and duds have been for the team through the first slate of games.
All stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.