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What questions do the Cleveland Cavaliers face heading into training camp?

Coming off last season, expectations were already high in and around Cleveland's front office. But, when the team traded for Donovan Mitchell a few weeks ago, it further accelerated things and made the Cavaliers a favorite to make the playoffs for the first time without LeBron James since the 1997-98 season. With those shifts in expectations, there is now an overabundance of questions surrounding Cleveland heading into this upcoming NBA season. Read more.

New year, same mentality – Key takeaways from Cleveland Cavaliers media day

The change in venue for this year's event does seem a bit more fitting. Unlike last year's media day, the expectations are much higher for the Cavaliers heading into this season. They finished last year 44-38 overall and were a win shy of making the playoffs after falling to Brooklyn and then Atlanta in the play-in tournament. With that alone, there was plenty of momentum in Cleveland's favor heading into this season and things looked bright heading into next year. Read more.

Tangling opponents in a Spida's web – Early takeaways from Cleveland Cavaliers training camp

But, with so much offensive talent now surrounding him in Cleveland, things should become easier for Mitchell on the other end of the floor. At any level of basketball, defense more than anything hinges on effort. With Mitchell having to expend less energy on offense, naturally, you can assume he's able to hold his own better on defense as well. It'll definitely be something worth watching as the preseason and eventually, the regular season begins. But, so far, Mitchell is carrying the right mentality and embracing his new team's core identity. Read more.

Barking down south – Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons preview and what to watch for

Sure, the performance put on by the Seahawks and Penny was impressive against the Falcons. But, despite this, Seattle still has the fourth-worst rushing attack entering week 4. Cleveland, meanwhile, is the no. 1 rushing team in the NFL – averaging 190.7 yards per game on the ground. Chubb could get things going fairly quickly and then Brissett and Hunt can cause the floodgates to burst. If that were to happen, this game between the Browns and the Falcons could be over before it could ever get started. Read more.

This week's Locked On Cavs!

: Getting to know Donovan Mitchell w/ Andy Bailey | Cleveland Cavaliers podcast

: Media day recap, part one | Cleveland Cavaliers podcast

: Media day recap, part two | Cleveland Cavaliers podcast

: Caris LeVert as a starter, Jae Crowder rumors and more | Cleveland Cavaliers podcast

Evan Dammarell is a sports journalist covering all things Cleveland right off the shores of Lake Erie. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. You can also email him at He can also be found three to five times a week on Locked On Cavs, a part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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