NBA: Power ranking the bottom 6 teams’ futures ahead of the offseason

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - APRIL 19: Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to shooting for three points during the fourth quarter of the NBA game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on April 19, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. 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 Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - APRIL 19: Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to shooting for three points during the fourth quarter of the NBA game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on April 19, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. 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 Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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2. Cleveland Cavaliers

There’s a lot to like about the Cleveland Cavaliers situation. Even though they will end the year with one of the worst records in the NBA, the Cavaliers have characteristics of a team that could be on the verge of breaking through in the East.

They have Collin Sexton and Darius Garland leading their rebuild, and still have Kevin Love on the roster that could emerge as a valuable trade piece in the future. With another top 6 draft pick, the Cavs could be ready to make a strong move up the standings next season.

You can make the argument that the Cavaliers still need to find their No. 1 superstar, but you can’t deny that they have some strong foundational building pieces already in place. And you simply can’t say that for every team on this list.