Some more players to think about as you soak in the tournament
July 9, 2020, 12:56 pmDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler was unable to play at all in his first NBA season because of a left tibia stress reaction that eventually required surgery.
Winlder was one of Cleveland's top performers in Summer League but came down with the injury in late September and never recovered. He was able to get back to practice in early December but suffered a setback and went under the knife in January. It's unfortunate that Windler was unable to take advantage of a year that was prime for development, but we'd expect to see him as a regular member of the rotation next season.
May 10, 2020, 8:02 pmDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler (left lower leg stress reaction) does not believe he can return to live-action even if the season drags to the summer, but he is 70 to 80 percent recovered from his January surgery.
Windler flashed his shooting prowess in summer league, but never cracked the Cavs rotation while he was healthy at the start of the season. The 26th selection in the draft will have his work cut out for him to earn a consistent spot in the lineup next season. That being said, the Cavs do not have many foundational pieces, and it is possible a healthy Windler is able to make something happen to get on the deep-league radar as next season progresses in Cleveland.
Source: New Channel 5
January 13, 2020, 5:35 pmDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler (left lower leg stress reaction) will miss the rest of the season.
This provides some clarity on his situation.
Windler has been injured since training camp and suffered a setback in December.
Source: Jeff Zillgitt on Twitter
January 2, 2020, 3:47 pmDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler (left leg) is being listed as out for Thursday's game against the Hornets.
There is a chance that Windler will get minutes at the end of the season if the Cavs go into full rebuild mode, but he'll need to get healthy before that could happen. Windler is not a fantasy option at the moment.
Source: NBA injury Report
December 13, 2019, 7:43 pmDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler (left leg) suffered a setback and will be out for at least two more weeks at which point, he will be re-evaluated.
Windler has been assigned to the Cavs' G League affiliate, the Canton Charge. At this rate we could expect a 2020 rookie debut from Windler.
Source: Tom Withers on Twitter
December 4, 2019, 3:35 pmDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs assigned Dylan Windler (left leg) to their G League affiliate, the Canton Charge, on Wednesday.
Windler practiced with the Canton Charge on Wednesday as he continues to recover from a left leg stress reaction. Windler played for four years at Belmont before being drafted by the Cavs with a late first round pick in the 2019 draft. He has yet to play in an NBA regular season game and remains off the fantasy radar. It does appear that he is nearing a return to basketball and will likely play some games for the Cavs G League affiliate before getting an opportunity with the big league club.
Source: Kelsey Russo
December 1, 2019, 2:48 pmDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler (left leg stress reaction) was able to participate in Sunday's practice.
Windler has been out since late September and the Cavs are taking it slow with the rookie's recovery. The rotation isn't imposing so Windler should get minutes once he's ready, but outside of extremely deep leagues you can take a wait-and-see approach.
Source: James Rapien on Twitter
November 27, 2019, 8:19 amDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rookie wing Dylan Windler spent part of Tuesday partaking in a fairly intense game of 3-on-3, as he is getting closer to a return from his injury.
Windler has missed the first 17 games with what has been described as a "stress reaction" in his left leg, but the hope is that he will be back by early or the middle of December. He plays the same position as small forward Cedi Osman and shooting guards Jordan Clarkson and Kevin Porter Jr., so John Beilein will have some decisions to make once the rookie is given full clearance.
Source: Sports Illustrated
October 7, 2019, 11:46 amDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler (left tibia stress reaction) will get another MRI next week.
Windler was diagnosed with the injury at the end of September and is almost two weeks into his initial 4-6 week timetable. He's already been getting shots up and says he feels good, so it looks like he might be able to return on the early side of that spectrum. He's not a draft option in standard-sized leagues but Windler has a great chance to earn minutes given Cleveland's lack of depth at small forward and might find his way into value as the season rolls on.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
September 27, 2019, 3:04 pmDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler (left tibial stress reaction) will miss approximately 4-6 weeks.
Windler was likely to get some regular season minutes due the Cavs pure lack of talent but it seems like that idea will have to be put on hold. He's not worth drafting anywhere.
Source: Jeff Zillgitt
July 10, 2019, 9:52 pmDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler took a shot to the face in Wednesday's loss against the Pelicans, however team officials do not believe he has a concussion.
Team execs described Windler as taking a "shiner" and appear to have just held him out because why not? He has done a good job of showcasing his abilities in his first three games of Summer League ball, and has a pretty good shot at regular rotation minutes on a Cavs team desperate for young talent.
July 8, 2019, 10:03 pmDylan WindlerPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler recorded a game-high 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting with five rebounds, three triples and two assists in Monday's loss to the Celtics in Summer League.
Windler has been able to put his 3-point shooting on display so far in Summer League action. If he proves to be as consistent as this, he may just secure himself a spot in the rebuilding Cavs' regular-season rotation.
July 1, 2019, 9:16 pmDylan WindlerPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler, in a 97-89 loss to the Spurs in Summer League play, scored a team-high 19 points (8-of-14 FGs, 3-of-8 from deep) in 29 minutes on Monday night.
Windler, the 26th pick in the draft spent four seasons at Belmont, and he looks to be ahead of the Summer League pack already. He also provided six rebounds, three assists and two steals while committing just one turnover tonight. Every season there are a few late draft picks that end up getting significant minutes and it's possible that the mature Windler could find himself in that situation on a team void of much talent in Cleveland.
June 20, 2019, 10:32 pmDylan WindlerF, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have selected Dylan Windler with the 26th pick.
Windler is a 6'8 combo forward that can shoot the lights out from deep. He's a four-year player who has a crack at backup forward minutes and could use some mentorship from Kevin Love as their roles would be pretty similar.