Let's Not Be Cavalier About This: Cleveland's Summer Blueprint

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Let's Not Be Cavalier About This: Cleveland's Summer Blueprint
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With a 19-63 record, the Cleveland Cavaliers sank to new lows this past season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers 2010-2011 season could not get any worse.  When LeBron James left town, he seemed to take the heart of an entire city with him.  Ravaged by injury, the Cavs stumbled to a 63-loss season, a record-breaking losing streak and officially ended the King James era. 

There were some subtle wins, however.  Save for a few games, the Cavs played hard and carved out a few quality wins, including a win against the world champion Los Angeles Lakers, a victory against the Miami Heat and two against my New York Knicks

On top of that, management made some astute personnel moves, the most impressive being trading for the under-achieveing Mo Williams for ex all-star and a first-round pick.  That pick ended up becoming the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, giving Cleveland the No. 1 and No. 4 picks in June.  This brings us to this point.  Given the opportunity to rebuild, here are the steps to take this summer to return this franchise to respectability:

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