Who to watch
These are the players who could get minutes should trades and injuries start to mount up.
He made a name for himself playing point guard overseas and the Cavs are hoping Kevin Pangos can do some good for Cleveland. The problem is that there are three ball-handlers ahead of him that obviously deserve more minutes. So the only likelihood that Pangos sees minutes is if someone gets hurt or if either Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, and/or Ricky Rubio are dealt away at some point.
Lamar Steven is a mid-range jumper away from getting serious minutes. His ability to play inside and out is something the Cavs will need to rely on during the season and while he’s proven to be a solid finisher around the rim, his lack of a shooting game from beyond a few feet will limit him. Still, could be a situational guy when the team needs defense.
He’s a good scorer and should remind fans of Ryan Anderson during his run with Orlando and Houston. Wade really doesn’t have a lot of holes, per se, but he’s also not very dominant. He’s a good three-point shooter, but not great. He’s a good rebounder, but not great. He’s a good defensive big, but not great. The problem with all that is there are guys who are ahead of him who are great at something. Love’s a better scorer, Markknanen’s a better rebounder and Stevens is a better defender. So if someone wasn’t going to get minutes, it wouldn’t be any of them.