Could a healthy Dylan Windler provide the bench scoring pop the Cleveland Cavaliers need?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have run out of options to fix their bench, so why not Dylan Windler?

Yes, things have gotten this bad that Dylan Windler has become a realistic, and viable option to trout out every night. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ bench scoring has fallen off from last season. Once, the team’s greatest strength, the team is now among the worst in the league with bench production. Offensively, they’re a wreck, though defensively they’re pretty good. Dean Wade and Ricky Rubio are among the best defenders in the league, regardless of whether it’s off the bench or not.

As for the offense, yeah, not so much. The Cavs let go of Kevin Love, and while he’s on fire with the Miami Heat, his impact offensively has been noticeable. Especially as a starter. The Cavs are over-relying on two inconsistent players like Cedi Osman and Caris LeVert and that’s been blowing up in their faces. Osman is a streaky three-point shooter, and LeVert is just a poor offensive scorer. The bench stinks.

So in order to stimulate the bench by any means, maybe it’s time to call up Dylan Windler?

Dylan Windler is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ last hope

Windler has missed most of the season with ankle and hamstring injuries and has returned to the court with the Cleveland G-League squad, the Charge. As of the 28th of February, he’s only played two games and averaged 18.5 minutes and 6.5 points, but at this point, the Cavs really are out of options.

Danny Green looks like a shell of himself, Lamar Stevens is a great hustle guy but lacks any real offensive skillsets. Raul Neto can put up some points but isn’t getting much of a go, and beyond them, no one is a real, viable option.

Right now, Windler’s lack of a reputation and constant injury history works in his favor. We don’t really know what he could do with significant minutes, and at 26 years old, it’s time to find out.