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What to watch for: Cavs take on the Warriors in Las Vegas Summer League action

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The Cavs look to improve to 3-0 in the desert

Brandon Paul
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The Cavaliers (2-0) will be seeing a familiar face in their third LVSL bout, the Golden State Warriors (0-1). These teams have played before in various capacities, you might remember, but this will be vastly different than we’re used to.

The Warriors are led by second year guard Patrick McCaw and second round forward Jordan Bell. They also feature second year project center Damian Jones and third year forward Kevon Looney. It’s probably not a good sign that Looney is here again.

Will he do it?

Kay Felder - Guard

We remain on Kay Felder watch, hoping for him to have a good game from the field. Summer league isn’t the end-all-be-all, as I keep saying, but we need to see something. Preferably soon. The Warriors don’t have anybody shorter than 6’2 in their backcourt, so he should be challenged. It bears reminding that he hasn’t been bad in any other aspects, but he needs to see some shots go in.

2 Way Candidates

Andrew White - Guard, Brandon Paul - Guard, Casey Prather - Guard

The three most impressive non-roster Cavs all fit a need for them, but the team doesn’t really have the time or space to train raw players on the fly. A two-way would be ideal for all, but with only 2 spots available, White and Paul make the most sense and have the most upside.

Is Edy Ready?

I don’t really know what I’m waiting to see from Tavares. He was the best player in the G-League last season by a few different measures. He defends the rim, and does the dirty work inside fairly well.... but something is missing that I can’t put my finger on. I haven’t seen him rebound very well in traffic out here, but it’s only two games. Has he taken a jump shot? I have questions. He’s an NBA player for sure, but is he a rotation player?