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)
Cleveland Cavaliers wing Dylan Windler. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland (#10) celebrates with Cleveland big man Kevin Love (#0) in-game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

One of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ three best 2020-21 off-movement shooters: Kevin Love

At this point, Kevin Love is the Cavs’ best shooter, in my opinion.

Thus far in the 2019-20 season, Love has placed in the 81st percentile on spot-ups, and solidly in the 68th percentile in off-screen situations, both per Synergy Sports Technology. On the year, Love has hit 37.4 percent of his three-point attempts, and that’s been on a career-high 7.0 attempts per contest.

Love’s gravity as a shooter helps open up driving lanes for Sexton, KPJ and others, and while he clearly is a knockdown spot-up shooter, he’s proven that he’s more than capable of hitting off-screen/off-movement shots.

That will carry over into next season as well, and instances with him and Windler on the floor together could lead to both getting a considerable amount of perimeter looks via pin-downs.

I’d expect Love to get plenty his share of flare screens from Drummond/Nance and/or fire after elevator screens in the mid-range, too, similarly to Garland, leading to quality looks off subtle movement.

In that regard, I’d also expect Cleveland’s young pieces should be able to find/hit Love as an off-movement shooter, too, with them having more experience playing off Love and knowing his sweet spots on the floor in the catch-and-shoot sense.

So, could other Cavaliers bring more of an off-movement shooting element than these three next season?

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That could potentially play out, sure, but Garland, Windler and Love jump out to me in that way at the moment when forecasting how the 2020-21 season will progress.