Cavaliers wing Dylan Windler will not play for the team in summer league play, a source confirms with Fear the Sword. Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor first reported the news.
Windler, a first-round pick in 2019, is at a point in his career where he normally wouldn’t even be considering playing in Las Vegas. However, Windler missed his rookie year due to injury and had knee surgery that cut his season short last year. The team, per the source, says the team is simply being cautious with Windler and wants him to be at 100% when training camp begins next month.
Notably, Windler also got married this summer and just recently returned from his honeymoon. So while it would be good for Windler to get some court time — and for the Cavs to see if they can get him playing well at all — it makes sense that he won’t be in Las Vegas.
Cleveland’s full roster is likely to be announced in the next day or so.