A potential Cavs’ lineup involving suggested FA target Derrick Jones Jr.

Miami Heat wing Derrick Jones Jr. communicates with teammates. (Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images)
Miami Heat wing Derrick Jones Jr. communicates with teammates. (Photo by Harry Aaron/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) /

A lineup of Darius Garland-Dylan Windler-Jones-Nance-Kevin Love would be well-balanced for the Cleveland Cavaliers

A lineup featuring Darius Garland and Dylan Windler running at the 1/2, with Jones at the 3, and Nance and Kevin Love at the 4/5 could do plenty of damage throughout games for Cleveland.

Garland, who averaged 5.1 assists per game in his last 26 games active for the Cavs in 2019-20, along with Windler, could function as two more than capable playmakers in this lineup.

They could hit Jones and Nance a fair amount as cutters, and Love/each other on the perimeter after operating out of the pick-and-roll game. Garland hit 39.2 percent of his catch-and-shoot three-point attempts, per NBA.com’s shot tracking data, for context.

Additionally, Love and Nance would mesh well with a high-quality shooter in Windler, who hit 42.9 percent of his 7.1 three-point attempts as a senior at Belmont, per Sports Reference. Windler is an instinctive cutter as well, and a polished pull-up shooter that similarly to Garland, will fill it up on step backs going forward, too.

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Both Love and Nance, who are very good passing bigs, have nice chemistry in their own two-man games, too, and I’d expect to hit Jones easy scoring chances in both settled offense and on run-outs after defensive rebounds, too, where Jones excels in the open floor.

So how about the defensive end, then?