Dylan Windler
Dylan Windler
23-Year-Old ForwardF
Cleveland Cavaliers
OFS
Injury Lower Leg
Est. Return 8/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
While Windler played at a mid-major in Belmont, he was one of the best pure scorers in the nation as a senior and managed to secure a selection onto the All-OVC First Team. He averaged 21.3 points on just 13.6 shots, notably shooting 42.9 percent from three on 7.1 attempts per game. He was also an impressive rebounder for his height of 6-foot-7, grabbing 10.8 boards per contest, and showed off some defensive potential with 1.4 steals. Appearing in six summer league games and seeing 22.8 minutes per contest, Windler averaged 10.7 points on 9.2 shots, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists. It seems Windler's best chance at securing minutes on the Cavaliers this season is at small forward, where he'll be competing with Cedi Osman, Sindarius Thornwell and fellow rookie Kevin Porter. Considering the rebuilding status of the Cavaliers, there's a good chance Windler will see regular run, but it doesn't seem likely that he'll hold standard fantasy league relevance. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.17 million contract with the Cavaliers in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Dylan Windler was born in 1996 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Karen Eickman. He attended Perry Meridian High School in his hometown and earned varsity honors all four years. After posting 13.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a junior, Windler took off in his senior season with state-leading averages of 27.3 points and 10.2 rebounds. In 2014, he played for the Indiana Elite AAU team that won the Adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Windler also excelled in golf during high school and qualified for the Indiana state championship as a freshman. You can follow him on Twitter (@Dylan_Windler23) and Instagram (@d_win23).

College/International Summary

Few people would have predicted stardom for Windler after a relatively quiet freshman season. The 6-foot-8 swingman from Indianapolis averaged 4.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in 18.4 minutes as a reserve for the Bruins. He moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore and topped the 20-point mark three times, including an NIT victory over Georgia. Windler's breakout came as a junior in 2017-18 when he led Belmont with 17.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. He opened the season with four straight double-doubles and had 15 on the season. His best game came in a win over Morehead State in which he contributed 36 points on a 14-for-17 tally from the field and 20 rebounds. Despite going 15-3 in OVC play, coach Rick Byrd's team was eliminated in the conference tournament by Murray State. Windler would not be denied access to the Big Dance as a senior. He scored 30 points or more nine times, including a career-high 41 points in a win over Morehead State. The Bruins received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament after losing to Murray State again in the OVC Tournament. Windler was held to five points in the win over Temple in the first round, but he tallied 35 points and 11 rebounds in the loss to Maryland in the Round of 32. Windler was drafted 26th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Making strides in rehab
FCleveland Cavaliers
Out For Season
May 11, 2020
Windler (lower leg) estimated Friday that he's "probably 70 or 80 percent of the way there" in his recovery from the season-ending surgery he underwent in January, Steve Layman of NewsChannel 5 Nashville reports.
ANALYSIS
The 26th overall pick in the 2019 draft, Windler is essentially taking a redshirt during his rookie season after sustaining a stress fracture in his left leg during training camp and then aggravating the injury while rehabbing in December before being sent in for surgery. The 6-foot-6 forward is apparently coming along well three months after the procedure, but the Cavaliers aren't counting on him playing in 2019-20 even if the suspended season doesn't resume until June or July. He should be back to full strength for fall camp ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, however.
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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • July 2, 2019
    Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers
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Undergoes successful surgery
FCleveland Cavaliers
Out For Season
January 22, 2020
Windler underwent season-ending surgery Tuesday to address ongoing symptoms related to his left tibial stress reaction.
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Done for season
FCleveland Cavaliers
Out For Season
January 13, 2020
The Cavaliers announced Monday that Windler (lower leg) will undergo season-ending surgery Jan. 21.
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Sidelined again Monday
FCleveland Cavaliers
Out For Season
January 12, 2020
Windler (lower leg) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Lakers.
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Remains out Thursday
FCleveland Cavaliers
Out For Season
January 2, 2020
Windler (lower leg) is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Hornets.
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To be re-evaluated in two weeks
FCleveland Cavaliers
Out For Season
December 13, 2019
Windler (lower leg) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
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