JonFromVA wrote:gflem wrote:Stillwater wrote:Windler can definitely be a rotation player but I dont see starter unless he is knocking down shots from all over the floor not just from deep.
I dont think his presence will change their needs because he is not a high level defender which is what they need most on the wing and in the paint...Okongwu or Vassell are top targets if they keep pick imo
also saw that Sextons work ethic shows big time after gaining 15lbs during the lockout and that Garland is finally in shape whatever that means.
Thanks for not slamming me on the Windler sarcasm. I do hope he becomes a rotation player. Just trying to bring some conversation on the subject. If what you say about Sexton is real, I am looking forward to seeing him this upcoming season. From what I have read and heard he is a truly committed gym rat. I hope it rubs off on Garland, I know I have been a bit hard on Garland, he seems like a good guy but he really looks like he needs to bulk up from a defensive standpoint. Hopefully he has a better idea of what being an NBA player is all about, is healthy and shows why an NBA team drafted him #5.
I'd like to actually see Windler play ball before deciding what he can or can't be. I'd also point out he's only a year younger than Cedi, and if Cedi is ever going to break out and become something more than what we've seen ... it could happen.
Some news is getting out about our mini-bubble. Collin has reportedly added a lot of muscle and some weight, KPJ has also bulked up, and Garland has reportedly slimmed down. Too bad Darius hasn't completely transformed his body over the Summer, he'll likely still get pushed around easily, but at least he has a shot to start this season in basketball shape.
So, with the team interested in making the playoffs and with JBB in control, our new pick/picks? may actually have to compete and earn his minutes regardless of the position on the floor we draft. Or maybe we trade it for a player we can plug-in to the starting lineup.
And of course, in this day and age, I want players who can shoot and help space the floor. So, I'd personally have no problem starting Windler at SF or SG if he was shooting the 3pter significantly better than our other candidates. A rookie is unlikely to fix our defensive problems - more likely add to them - but JBB does have the option to break up our backcourt if he feels it's unworkable.
We'll see how things shake out, but if the Cavs are really interested in winning rather than throwing minutes at prospects; a lot more possibilities than we've seen could be on the table for both JBB and Altman.
Do I even need to bother to add?
For better or worse ...
he wasnt a one and done there is a ton of tape on him
if anything his playmaking ability would be the most needed asset in a starting line up
I could see KPJ Sexton and Windler line up being effective offensively