CLEVELAND — Editor’s note: the Locked On Cavs podcast in the video player above is from Aug. 4, 2021.
Entering the fourth season of their second post-LeBron James rebuild, the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to take a step forward during the 2021-22 NBA season.
They now know when — and where — that journey will begin.
On Friday, the NBA released its full schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 campaign. As for Cleveland, the Cavs will begin next season on the road, taking on the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Two nights later, Cleveland will host its home opener when the Charlotte Hornets come to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday, Oct. 22.
Also of note for the Cavs, James and the Los Angeles Lakers will make their lone visit to Cleveland on Monday, March 21. As had been previously announced, Cleveland will be hosting NBA All-Star Weekend, which is scheduled to run from Friday, Feb. 18-Sunday, Feb. 20.
You can view the Cavs’ full 2021-22 schedule here.
Entering its fourth season following James’ free-agent departure in 2018, Cleveland is hoping to make strides with a young core that includes Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and Isaac Okoro. This past offseason, the Cavs landed the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, which they used to select USC forward-center Evan Mobley.