Like most teams across the NBA, the Cavaliers are expected to conduct media day Sept. 26, with training camp scheduled to start the next day, sources told Hoops Wire.
The preseason generally begins a week after camp, meaning the Cavs’ first exhibition game should fall in the Oct. 2-3 range.
While the NBA is still a few weeks away from releasing its schedule, the Cavs are likely to open in the Oct. 19-21 range, a person involved in the league’s schedule-making process told Hoops Wire.
Cleveland is coming off a promising season in which it finished 44-38 and finished with the eighth-best record in the Eastern Conference despite an array of key injuries. All-Stars Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen return, as does All-Rookie member Evan Mobley, along with the majority of the cast that became one of the league’s two or three most pleasant surprises.
The Cavs are continuing their contract negotiations with Collin Sexton, who remains a restricted free agent. But as we’ve relayed, the Cavs are confident he’ll return, perhaps just on their qualifying offer.
Hoops Wire will have more details on the start to the Cavs’ 2022-23 season as it develops, so keep checking back.