3 Cavs players that will start off fast next season

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton runs down the floor. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton runs down the floor. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Dylan Windler, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers guard/forward Dylan Windler poses for a rookie photo. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

#3: Potential Cavs sharpshooter Dylan Windler

Dylan Windler was an exciting pick for the Cavaliers.

He was sought out as a guy that could fit right into then-Cavs head coach John Beilein’s offense and contribute as a shooter immediately and to aid with floor spacing for the likes of Garland, Sexton and Kevin Porter Jr., for example. He later accompanied this with some exciting play in the Summer League last year.

Fast forward to over a year from the 2019 Summer League, and there is a new head coach and Windler has been unable to make his regular season debut because of complications involving a lower leg stress reaction that eventually required surgical repair.

Cleveland is still in need of a sharpshooter to help space out the offense, though, and Windler can perfectly fit that role for them, seemingly in a key bench role.

In a four-year college career at Belmont, he shot 40.6 percent from three-point range, and 42.9 percent in his last season there, a season in which he also averaged 21.3 points per game. In his last season at Belmont, Windler placed in the 94th percentile in relation to catch-and-shoot jumper attempts in the halfcourt, also, per Synergy Sports.

Dylan has been back with the team, and in the Cavaliers voluntary in-market bubble team workouts, he reportedly looked good, and made a splash thanks to his shooting, too.

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Dylan’s shooting ability provides versatility for the offense and I expect him to come in and fill a need for the team and help the offense space the floor much better than last season. That’d be again, in seemingly a notable bench role, at least early, but he should be an impact player.