Cavs: 3 prospects who could be 2020 NBA Draft’s Kevin Porter Jr.

TCU Horned Frogs guard Desmond Bane shoots the ball. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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Josh Green, Cleveland Cavaliers
Arizona Wildcats guard Josh Green drives. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Cavaliers’ KPJ-like 2020 prospect #2: Josh Green, Guard – Arizona

Josh Green out of Arizona has shown off his athletic ability, defensively potential and three-point shooting ability during his lone season there. For the Wildcats, Green averaged 12.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and shot 36.1 percent from deep, per Sports Reference. Green’s numbers may not stand out, but his game goes beyond that.

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Green stands at 6-foot-6 and boasts a 6-foot-10 wingspan. This length looked to have helped him on the defensive end as he averaged 1.5 steals per contest this past season.

Green seems to check out as a “slashing 3/D player,” as stated by the previously mentioned Pearlman, due to limits as an offensive creator.

Diving deeper into his defense, he is said to have fluid and quick hips, as well as quick feet and fast reflexes. Pearlman also highlights his great anticipation and, with his size, he should have the ability to guard point guards, shooting guards, small forwards and smaller power forwards, if needed.

Looking at his potential role for the Cavaliers, Green could be best served as a 3/D player, as Pearlman suggested, and he definitely has shown promise in that regard.

His athletic ability makes his slashing even better, too, though, and with improvements to his playmaking, we could see him do wonders as a tertiary playmaker.

Defensively, this is where his play would be needed most. Green’s size and skill set adds another versatile wing to the Cavaliers and he could become an amazing defender in his career.

Depending on the leaps that he makes, we could see him eat into the minutes of Cedi Osman and Alfonzo McKinnie if Cleveland were to acquire Green via potential KPJ-like trade circumstance in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Lastly, Green, who will be just 20 in November, would bring more youth to the Cleveland Cavaliers and could help to establish a foundation in the franchise, too.