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Cavaliers salary-cap hell leaves them with impossible decision

Cavaliers salary-cap hell leaves them with impossible decision
Published On: Tue, Jun 13
Jun 22, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) talks to the crowd during the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship celebration in downtown Cleveland. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

There wasnt another incredible comeback in the cards for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they fell in five games in the 2017 NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors Monday night in Oakland.

The Finals loss isnt a huge surprise " the Warriors were prohibitive favorites going into the series " but it did highlight the gap between an elite team with the best player in the world and the Warriors.

Though the Cavs are the class of the Eastern Conference and are highly likely to enter the 2017-18 season with that distinction again, the Warriors should maintain their four-All-Star core through their primes. If the Cavs are to avenge this loss next year, they will have to have made significant offseason upgrades or start praying for injuries.

The Cavs might be forced to go with the latter option, though: They are deep in salary-cap hell.

And hell might be underselling their position.

Going into the 2017 offseason, the Cavs will have eight players under contract whose collective salaries already put the team over the expected luxury-tax line. Thats the starting point.

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