2019 NBA Mock Draft: Full first round as lottery nears

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New York Knicks Belmont Dylan Windler (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
New York Knicks Belmont Dylan Windler (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

player. 156. . G/F. belmont. Dylan Windler. 26

Age: 22
Height, Weight: 6-foot-8, 200 pounds
Slash Line: .540/.429/.847
Season Averages: 21.3 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.6 BPG, 3.0 3PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers need, well, everything. It started with RJ Barrett, but they need more pieces to play off Collin Sexton, the only long-term piece in place if Kevin Love moves via trade this summer.

They can take a chance on someone, whether with upside or someone who was a college star like Belmont’s Dylan Windler, who starred in the NCAA Tournament, breaking into the national scene and onto draft boards.

Windler’s senior season was remarkable, averaging a double-double and shooting effectively from behind the arc. His overall slash line stood out, mid-major or not, and received proper recognition upon a 35-point game in the tournament.

Windler proved to be a terrific shooter, which should translate, given his size. He can stretch the floor as a small forward or moving next to the four-man, but a 200-pound frame leaves something to be desired, limiting his versatility.

The 22-year-old standout is not a top athlete, either which may create problems at the defensive end and limit his minutes at the next level. Playing for Cleveland might not make this aspect meaningful, as long as he flashes an ability to score.

The New York Knicks could use outside shooters like Windler. He might not be around for them later in the draft, but this at least profiles a need.