The Cavs has now loses 7 of their last 9 games which dated back from December 25th through January 12th (US TIME) which drop them to 26 wins and 16 loss just barely maintaining the 3rd spot in the Eastern Conference Standing but at risk of losing the spot to surging Miami Heat who just won 6 – game winning streak just a game and half behind the Cavs and might steal the spots the following days if the Cavaliers continues their struggle and possibly loose the next game at home against the defending champion Golden State Warriors at MLK Day.
The Cavaliers is criticized for bad defense, which makes them vulnerable every game, they are ranked 25th in the league for the worst defensive team giving 108.8 points a game while 5th in the offense as a team. It’s an alarming situation for the Cavaliers if they don’t find any solution in their bad defense in the upcoming games for the rest of the regular season.
Meanwhile, LeBron James candidacy in this year 2018 Most Valuable Player (MVP) is slowly pushing him down in the ranking due to the recent struggles of his team, he is currently 6th in the MVP ranking from the previous 5th ranking, which drop him in the worst MVP ranking of his career since he became the face of the league.
Will the Cavaliers bounce back in a slumping situation to help LeBron James moves up in the top spot in MVP ranking? James is having a great season when it comes to individual statistics, but it might not help him win the NBA Championship and MVP award if the Cleveland Cavaliers struggles continue, otherwise if they find a way to be a legit contender again and perhaps make it through another NBA Finals?