Cleveland Cavaliers' 5 Early Summer League Standouts

By Nathan Grubel

Cleveland Cavaliers' 5 Early Summer League Standouts

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have a lot of young talent on their summer league team, and these five players have been the biggest standouts thus far.

5. Will Cherry

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5. Will Cherry

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Cherry has been impressive in the summer league, showing that he can handle and take care of the ball as well as score from multiple areas on the floor, including from beyond the three-point line. Cherry still needs to work on distributing and making his teammates better, but down the road he could really be a solid point guard off the bench for the Cavaliers.

4. Matthew Dellavedova

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4. Matthew Dellavedova

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Dellavedova played for the Cavaliers last season and the potential was evident. Dellavedova is a lights out shooter when he can get it going, and he has the ball-handling skills to play the point. As with Cherry, Dellavedova has to become a better passer in the NBA, but he can definitely be effective in limited minutes in the NBA.

3. David Blatt

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3. David Blatt

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Why is a coach here among a standout players list? Let me explain. Blatt is not a player, but he has been a standout in the summer league for sure. Making his NBA coaching debut, Blatt has made all the right moves and has put his players in position to win. Blatt looks the part of a real NBA head coach and should surprise some people this season.

2. Andrew Wiggins

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2. Andrew Wiggins

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Wiggins was the No. 1 overall pick and should be leading his summer league team to victory. Well, Wiggins has surely made an impact on the defensive end, getting blocks and steals to get his team out in transition where he shines the most. Offensively, the talent is there, as he has shown a good drive and mid-range game, although his handle and deep shot will still have to be improved.

1. Anthony Bennett

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1. Anthony Bennett

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Bennett has come out and really shown he is ready to be a completely different player than the one we saw last season. He has been a beast, displaying the ability to play both in the paint and on the perimeter with his shot and ball-handling skills. Bennett could very well be the stretch forward the Cavaliers will need to make the most out of LeBron James.

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