Cavs: 3 potential 2020-21 two-man games with Matthew Dellavedova

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova handles the ball. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova handles the ball. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Onyeka Okongwu, Cleveland Cavaliers
USC Trojans big man Onyeka Okongwu (#21) celebrates a near-win. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

#2 2020-21 Cleveland Cavaliers two-man game involving Delly: Delly-Onyeka Okongwu

USC big Onyeka Okongwu is a player that’s a 2020 NBA Draft prospect that could be a key piece for the Cavaliers’ bench next season, and perhaps be their starting 5 in the near future.

At 6-foot-9, 245 pounds, he’s a fluid player and is extremely athletic, and projects as a switchable defender with tremendous instincts, too.

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In this sense, though, I would imagine a two-man game between Dellavedova and Okongwu would be a harmonious relationship, even early on. Okongwu is a hard roller and would be project as a Nance-like lob threat for Delly.

Plus, Okongwu, while not a real three-point shooting threat yet, has shown flashes of a face-up/mid-range game, and I’d expect Delly to feed him throughout games in that way, too, and most notably, Dellavedova would hit Okongwu a fair amount in instances with the two on the floor together on the low block. That could relate to Delly hitting Okongwu for early-clock interior looks in secondary transition, too, as Okongwu runs the floor exceptionally well, too.

Okongwu, who put up 16.2 points per game on 61.6 percent shooting, per Sports Reference, is very polished in the low post, and though his 1.1 assists per outing this season didn’t show it, he does have encouraging passing feel for a big.

If opponents double down, he’d be able to swing it and/or hit Delly as a perimeter shooter/cutter for his push shots after movement.