Cavaliers: Two bold predictions for Dylan Windler for 2020-21

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Cleveland Cavaliers wing Dylan Windler poses for a photo. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Bold prediction #1 for Windler: He shoots 42.0 percent from three-point land for the Cleveland Cavaliers

The first bold prediction for Windler in this upcoming season is that he will shoot 42.0 percent from three-point territory.

Now, admittedly it is difficult to make these kinds of predictions, especially for a player who has yet to actually play a single minute of a game in the NBA during the regular season.

That said, Windler has already shown us glimpses of his potential, as during the 2019 Summer League in Vegas, the Cleveland rookie had been shooting at 38.5 percent from three-point range.

While the Cleveland rookie had begun to display his capabilities during last year’s Summer League, the numbers he put up in his time at college are far more indicative of the kind of player the Cavaliers can expect.

That was just Summer League, yes, but it did offer a glimpse into the floor spacing threat Windler could become.

In much of his four years at Belmont, Windler had proven himself to be a star for the Bruins. That was especially the case in his junior and senior year, when he was shooting over 42.0 percent from the beyond the arc, making him a key threat from the perimeter. That was even off of movement fairly frequently and some off-the-bounce, too.

If Windler can return to form and keep up the consistency of his shot, he will undoubtedly become a reliable shooter for Cleveland, and reasonably early on.

This prediction is a bit bold, though, again with how Windler will take some time to get acclimated to the NBA game. Coupled with that, he’ll need to find a way to mesh alongside other pieces, such as Kevin Porter Jr., Larry Nance Jr. and Darius Garland.

The second bold prediction for Windler would involve Windler establishing himself as potentially a high-end impact player every night for the Cavs in coming years.

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