2 realistic expectations for Cleveland Cavaliers’ Ty Jerome signing

Ty Jerome, Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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No. 2: Jerome consistently makes the right plays

It’s tough to project Jerome’s potential statline with conviction. As we’ve laid out here, there’s going to be plenty of others involved, and he might not end up being a rotational regular, depending on Rubio’s situation.

What is reasonable to forecast as it pertains to Jerome’s outlook, conversely, is how, by and large, he’s a player that should typically make the right plays in his minutes.

He has bounced around in the Association, to reiterate, but when he has had more chances to help his teams for stretches of games, he has done a pretty solid job. He should help other guys around him, and can potentially play in multiple lineups.

Now, Jerome is not a guy who is going to be a high-usage player, and one would imagine he could be more of a table-setter in his minutes. Still, he’s a sensible decision-maker, the ball doesn’t stick in his hands, and when shots come to him, he can knock those down, either off the catch or at times making plays in pick-and-roll.

Point being, while there’s inherently going to be minutes variance for a player of Jerome’s ilk in this situation, he’s an intelligent player, he plays with urgency and defensively, he is usually in the right spots. So generally, he should be a rotational contributor that makes the right plays.

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Jerome is not going to wow people with his play, but given the nature of his signing, he could prove to be a more meaningful pickup than one might be anticipating.