For the first goal, this would involve Jerome making his way into the Cavaliers’ rotation, and eventually, being regularly in the fold with the Wine and Gold.
Last season, he did do a commendable job with Golden State on what was again a two-way deal, and that led to him playing in 45 contests with the Warriors. He had 6.9 points and 3.0 assists per outing, in what was 18.1 minutes per appearance in that time.
Jerome has typically been a fine rotational contributor for his clubs when he’s had the chances for meaningful action, but the chances have just not always been consistent. With Cleveland, though, perhaps he can find a way to eventually regularly be in the fold.
With the uncertainty involving Rubio’s outlook, and Jerome being capable of playing stretches either as a lead or combo guard, and being a sensible table-setter and a respectable shooter, maybe that can play out. Jerome being decent defensively helps in that sense as well.
This isn’t to suggest Jerome is going to be a focal point offensively, or be putting double-doubles in his appearances. Despite those things, if he can cement his place in Cleveland’s rotation, he has shown he can affect winning when given the chances to establish a rhythm.
If his number is called in the early going of the season, this goal would seem attainable, provided he stays healthy.