3 potential Cavs lineups involving 2020 NBA Draft prospect Devin Vassell

Florida State guard Devin Vassell (#24) shoots the ball. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)
Florida State guard Devin Vassell (#24) shoots the ball. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images) /
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Wing Devin Vassell, previously of Florida State, celebrates in-game. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Cavaliers fell again in the lottery and once again got the fifth pick. That could be a possible spot for Devin Vassell.

Just like the 2019 lottery, the Cleveland Cavaliers had some bad luck and fell all the way to five, after finishing with the league’s second-worst record in another rebuilding year. Unlike last year, it’s not a gut punch knowing the Cavs missed out on two franchise guys in Zion Williamson and Ja Morant.

If anything this could actually and has a very good chance to work out for the Cavs, though. Instead of taking a chance on high upside guys like LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, or James Wiseman, this gives the Cavs a chance to take a player with a higher floor like an Isaac Okoro, Deni Avidija, Onyeka Okongwu or Devin Vassell.

Granted, Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman did report that Wiseman could seemingly fall, but him dropping to the Cavs still does seem unlikely, anyhow. Swinging back, though, someone that could give the Cavs a much-needed defensive wing would be Vassell, in the case they take their pick.

Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor did previously report that Cleveland could use their #5 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft as “bait” for a trade, and seemingly for perhaps an established player.

But the Cavs would still appear to be in a good spot in making their selection, and I believe they ultimately will, and that could help further progress their rebuild. Plus, next year they can get that franchise player in a loaded 2021 draft class.

In terms of wing prospects, Devin Vassell is probably the guy that has the highest floor from day one and that could help immediately.

Of the wing prospects available, Okoro probably has the most upside and would be my choice, but Vassell with his ability to defend, and while having a polished perimeter shot (41.7 percent from three-point land at Florida State), seems to have the higher floor.

With that said, here, I’ll highlight three lineups the Cleveland Cavaliers could use involving Vassell if he’s their selection.

Alright, we’ll get into it.