Help may be on the way for the Cleveland Cavaliers. On Wednesday afternoon, the team announced that Dylan Windler has been assigned to the Canton Charge
Windler is going through a practice on Wednesday with the Charge. Assuming there are no setbacks, Windler is slated to play for them on Thursday.
The G League assignment is to assist with Windler getting back into game shape before being thrust into action in his NBA debut.
Windler will be assigned to the Charge on Wednesday and practice with them at Cleveland Clinic Courts in Independence, according to a Charge team source. Windler has not played this season because of a stress reaction in his left leg. The injury was diagnosed before the start of Cavs’ training camp.
If he responds well Wednesday, he’ll play in Canton on Thursday for the Charge in their 7 p.m. game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The Charge are the Cavs’ NBA G League affiliate.
The list of needs for the Cavs at the moment is extensive. Adding another young player to the mix likely will result in more growing pains. However, the skillset Windler can provide will be a valuable asset for the second unit.
Adding both Henson and Windler to lineups that have struggled to generate spacing should be a step in the right direction. Even if the consistency of their impact might not always be there.
At the same time, Windler spent four years in college and is more experienced than a Darius Garland or Kevin Porter Jr. His ceiling may be lower, but hopefully he’ll be prepared to make more of a positive impact immediately once he joins the lineup.