NBA Power Rankings: Sixers rise with James Harden; Nets tumble

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9. Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the best stories in the league so far in the Eastern Conference this season, and that’s saying a lot considering everything that has transpired in that side of the league this year.

This team continues to get better and refuses to fade down the standings no matter how much many want to push that narrative. Despite the injuries that they have had to overcome, this team just keeps punching back.

And adding Caris LeVert at the NBA Trade Deadline is only going to give this team that extra punch they’re going to need during that push toward the playoffs. How far this team can go, who knows? But it’ll be interesting to see it all unfold.