• The Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled this season as they are currently last in the Eastern Conference
  • John Beilein is expected to step down as head coach this week
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers hold a 14-40 win-loss record

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ struggles have persisted throughout the NBA season. They are currently last in the Eastern Conference with a 14-40 win-loss record. Their last ten games feature a 2-8 stint as they try to find their momentum back to the winning ways. Word has speculated that head coach John Beilein is expected to leave the team as early as this week. As reported by The Athletic, Beilein has met with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to discuss his exit from his original four-year deal.

The Cavaliers are rebuilding once again and have made moves in the latest trade deadline. They were able to get the coveted big man Andre Drummond for their squad. The lineup of Drummond, Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love should be a reputable frontcourt that can lead to success.

Drummond has always been associated with large amounts of rebound and his hustle can bring energy to the Cavaliers. He is currently averaging a double-double with 17.7 points and 15.8 rebounds per outing. He signed back in 2016 a hefty five-year $128 million contract.

The Cavaliers have seen turmoil throughout their season. Love was visibly upset earlier in the year and was heavily speculated to be included in a potential trade. It’s possible that the Cavaliers will move the big man in the off-season where they hold him as a valuable asset.

Beilein was an NCAA Division 1 basketball head coach prior to jumping to the NBA. He has brought the Michigan Wolverines to an NCAA title match on two separate occasions. He lost in 2013 against the Louisville Cardinals and the Villanova Wildcats defeated him in 2018. He was brought in to the Cavaliers to refine the offensive flow of the team.

Collin Sexton was expected to flourish under his leadership. Sexton, however, was in a little disagreement with his methods saying the coaching pace was not aligned with the team. "We've had to tell him, like, 'Coach, we've got 82 (games), we can't kill ourselves,'" said the second-year guard.

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Wolverines head coach John Beilein, right, enters his first NCCA title game with freshman forward Mitch McGary leading the way. Reuters