Cavs: Predicting the 3 best off-movement shooters in 2020-21

Cleveland Cavaliers wing Dylan Windler. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Here, we’ll predict the three players that will be the Cleveland Cavaliers’ three best off-movement shooters in 2020-21.

It’s uncertain at this point if we’ll see more Cleveland Cavaliers game action in the 2019-20 campaign due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Either way, it is seemingly very likely that the NBA season will have some sort of resumption at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World, of which you can view recent reported updates/potential scenarios at this link and also here.

There were also another quick bit of reported updates on Friday, which we’ll briefly touch on here.

These were from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

Plus, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Ramona Shelburne and Zach Lowe reported that NBA owners will essentially likely vote in the league inviting “20-22 teams” to participate in a season resumption in Orlando on a Thursday call next week with the NBA Board of Governors.

Regardless of if we’ll end up seeing more Cavs game action this season, which is increasingly unlikely, it’s only natural for Cavs fans to begin shifting our focus to the 2020-21 season for the Wine and Gold.

No, the 2019-20 season has not been great thus far, and the Cavaliers’ 19-46 record to this point indicates that. Albeit on the bright side, Cleveland did seem to get some juice post-All-Star break leading into the league’s COVID-19-induced hiatus.

In that span in which J.B. Bickerstaff took over the head coaching reigns, the group seemed re-energized, and responded by having a fairly respectable record of 5-6. Nobody should read a ton into that stretch of games, as teams often are galvanized by a mid-season head coaching change, and perhaps that was the case in this instance for the Cavs.

The group was playing much better and moving the ball well, though, and Larry Nance Jr. even looked like a viable 3 man in some matchups, which was something I was skeptical of, but I’ve come around to that in some games. Nance has also continued to progress all-around on the offensive end, and for the season so far overall, he’s had a career-best 35.2 percent hit rate on three-pointers.

Meanwhile, Collin Sexton and Cedi Osman have also further proven themselves to be more than capable perimeter shooters, as both have hit 38.0 and 38.3 percent of their three-point attempts in 2019-20. We have seen both at times show positive signs in terms of off-movement shooting, too.

Moreover, here, we’ll predict the three Cleveland Cavaliers players that will be the best off-movement shooters next season.

Production from shooting off of movement is something we were seeing more of leading into the hiatus from the Cavs, but still not a ton of.

I’d expect the Wine and Gold to utilize that more in 2020-21, though, and next up, we’ll take a look at one of the players that could be Cleveland’s best off-movement shooter next season. We’ve seen flashes of deep shooting from this youngster, but he needs to show it more and be more willing to let it fly when the looks are there.