The day Cleveland Cavaliers fans have been waiting for is finally here, as the NBA finally released the 2014-2015 schedule. At the top of the list is the opener to the season, as all of Cleveland will pack Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday October 30th to welcome home LeBron James against the New York Knicks.
According to the Cleveland Cavaliers website, the Cavaliers—as we all figured they would—have jumped back into the primetime spotlight. Their release shows 10 games on ESPN, 10 games on TNT, five games on ABC and four games on NBA TV—meaning 29 of the team’s 82 games will be in front of the nation to see.
Thanks to James’ decision to return home, the Cavaliers were immediately thrust back into the national spotlight. On top of that, the rumored trade for Kevin Love will give the team one of the best trios of players if it goes down. With All-Star Kyrie Irving, Love and James, the Cavaliers have not only the national spotlight shining down on them, but a major target from the rest of the league.
With all of this in mind, the game against the Knicks will have a lot to watch for. While there are obviously a ton of storylines and this list can go on forever, I have decided to narrow it to the Top 5 items that you should focus on in that game.