Dylan Windler to miss even more time
Dylan Windler would be the easy fix for the Cavs with regards to their depth at the wing position. As of right now Cedi Osman and Isaac Okoro are really the only two players at the position who can slide up and down the lineup as needed. Windler, who, unlike Osman or Okoro, can’t really play a small-ball four. While Okoro isn’t very long or tall, he’s heavy and physical, while Osman would do well enough as a small-ball power forward.
Windler couldn’t do that, but he could flow from the three-spot to the two-spot with ease, unlike Osman. He’s a better ball handler than Okoro and he’s shown to be one of the more athletic guys on the team (before the injuries mounted up that is), and he’s the perfect player to fit the perfect needs of the team.
"…Sources say it’s not a certainty Windler is ready for the start of camp following April surgery on his left knee."
It’s really Windler’s health and recovery and subsequent fear he’ll get hurt again that has the Cavs scrambling for more help at the perimeter. If it weren’t for this, Windler would be more than enough, and guys like Garrison Mathews and Denzel Valentine wouldn’t even be on the radar this late in the offseason.