NBA Power Rankings: Who are the biggest threats to the Warriors?

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on November 21, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on November 21, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
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28. Cleveland Cavaliers

Just a few months after losing LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have completely fallen off the map. The franchise that was fresh off of four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals are now back to square one and looking to rebuild their team.

Obviously, James leaving has had the biggest impact on Cleveland’s success. However, a few other factors have had big effects as well. For example, Kevin Love has missed over 40 games while veterans that used to be productive, such as George Hill, Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith, just never fit in with the new lineup.

As a result, the Cavaliers were forced to throw a slew of different young players into the fire. Collin Sexton and Cedi Osman were asked to do a lot for the team without much experience. While they have been hitting their stride recently, it is clear that the beginning of the season was far too poor for them to turn things around this year.

Still, with Sexton and Osman steadily improving, plus the return of Kevin Love and the potential to snag the number one draft pick this Summer, the Cavaliers could return to being a solid team very soon.