There weren’t a lot of minutes for Zizic during his first season with the Cavaliers as Cleveland emphasized winning at all costs in what turned out to be the final season of LeBron.
It makes sense, as there’s little time to develop your young big man’s post game when the rest of the league is trying to shoot 3-pointers to catch up with the Warriors.
But with James gone, Zizic should find some more minutes.
No one’s proclaiming him the second coming of Brad Daughtery, but at 21, the Croation import is an intriguing prospect.
Look no further than the sample size Zizic’s already provided. During the regular season, he scored 119 points in 214 minutes, shooting .731 from field. That’s about a point every two minutes.
For a broader picture, Zizic averaged 16.9 points and grabbed 9.3 rebounds for the G-League’s Canton Charge.
Zizic should get opportunities as he provides the Cavaliers with a true center who’s presence will allow Kevin Love to do what he does best: play power forward.