Checklist for Cleveland Cavaliers to Get Back to the NBA Playoffs Next Season

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Checklist for Cleveland Cavaliers to Get Back to the NBA Playoffs Next Season
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To say the 2013-14 NBA season was a disappointment for the Cleveland Cavaliers is an understatement, but they aren't that far off from getting back to the playoffs. Despite a 33-49 record, they finished only five games behind the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference.

This team has a fair amount of talent. The Cavs might be young, but they have the components to assemble a run to the postseason.

Additionally, while unlikely, another potential lottery pick is on the way in the NBA draft. Cleveland also has substantial cap space entering this offseason.

The Cavaliers need to do five things in order to get back to the playoffs. Some have to do with the draft or free agency, but others have to do with style of play and improvement.

Let's see how this team can finally get over the hump.

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