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Who is the best undrafted Cavs player ever?

  • Jose Calderon

    Votes: 4 3.8%
  • Earl Boykins

    Votes: 9 8.6%
  • Kevin Ollie

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Matthew Dellavedova

    Votes: 51 48.6%
  • Smush Parker

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Scott Williams

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chris Anderson

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • David Wesley

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ben Wallace

    Votes: 32 30.5%
  • HOrnyforDean!

    Votes: 7 6.7%

  • Total voters
    105
Maybe because he plays several minutes without a touch? It’s not rocket science. Do you have any clue what usage % is. Try looking it up.
 
@adam81king doing his best Yuri Gagarin impression, Deaner enthusiasts running out of fuel. These RCF newcomers don't even remember when we taught Kyrie about astrophysics.

I do hope we see more of Dean Wade as we ratchet up back to backs in the coming weeks. He's still a good fit as the eighth man in the rotation.
 
Maybe because he plays several minutes without a touch? It’s not rocket science. Do you have any clue what usage % is. Try looking it up.

His catch and release is faster and both he and Okoro look far more confident this season. I don’t think either will ever be more than the 4th or 5th option on the floor BUT the team should run plays to get them open shots and keep defenses honest. One or both of them should be on the floor at the death for defensive purposes although if we’re behind by more than a possession or two I could understand putting more offensive firepower out there.
 
Maybe because he plays several minutes without a touch? It’s not rocket science. Do you have any clue what usage % is. Try looking it up.

That’s just not true.

Dean gets 25.5 touches per game and plays 20 minutes per game.

Okoro gets 28.6 touches per game and plays 26 minutes per game.

Merrill gets 22 touches per game and plays 20 minutes per game.

You have to stop with this whole “the team and coach purposefully has it out to get Dean” stance you make your arguments from.

Dean has the same touch frequency as the rest of the non-ball handling bench wing players on the roster.
 
@adam81king doing his best Yuri Gagarin impression, Deaner enthusiasts running out of fuel. These RCF newcomers don't even remember when we taught Kyrie about astrophysics.

I do hope we see more of Dean Wade as we ratchet up back to backs in the coming weeks. He's still a good fit as the eighth man in the rotation.

Right now he’s ninth and usually well under 20 mpg. If we make him eighth somebody has to lose minutes and drop to ninth.
 
Right now he’s ninth and usually well under 20 mpg. If we make him eighth somebody has to lose minutes and drop to ninth.

We don't disagree, I wrote that he's the ninth man after the Chicago game. I believe he has a good shot at taking minutes from Niang, if he shows more assertiveness on offense and stays healthy. Niang isn't getting quicker, but Wade could become more assertive. It's up to him.
 
We don't disagree, I wrote that he's the ninth man after the Chicago game. I believe he has a good shot at taking minutes from Niang, if he shows more assertiveness on offense and stays healthy. Niang isn't getting quicker, but Wade could become more assertive. It's up to him.

This has been my point for the last couple days in this thread. If Niang and Okoro are willing to shoot and drive as frequently as they are, despite being weaker shooters, maybe Dean would force JBB to play him more if he did the same--instead of just passing it out.
 
This has been my point for the last couple days in this thread. If Niang and Okoro are willing to shoot and drive as frequently as they are, despite being weaker shooters, maybe Dean would force JBB to play him more if he did the same--instead of just passing it out.

On the flip side.

Him passing it out is why I think he needs to start. Don’t think a high volume shooter who stops the ball is the right guy for the main 4 guys.

Dean makes the right play 99% of the time, to a frustrating point where it seems like he is passive vs just making the right play, and I think that meshes better with 4 high usage starters than an unabashed 3 point shooter where the shot is going up the moment there is any daylight.
 
Why does he have one of the lowest shots per minute on the team?
Don't know, but are you watching him put the ball up immediately when he gets it regardless of how close the defender is to him? it's been really good
 
That’s just not true.

Dean gets 25.5 touches per game and plays 20 minutes per game.

Okoro gets 28.6 touches per game and plays 26 minutes per game.

Merrill gets 22 touches per game and plays 20 minutes per game.

You have to stop with this whole “the team and coach purposefully has it out to get Dean” stance you make your arguments from.

Dean has the same touch frequency as the rest of the non-ball handling bench wing players on the roster.

Where are you finding touches stats? Would love to see that. Edit: Never mind… I found it. I’ll be studying.
 
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That’s just not true.

Dean gets 25.5 touches per game and plays 20 minutes per game.

Okoro gets 28.6 touches per game and plays 26 minutes per game.

Merrill gets 22 touches per game and plays 20 minutes per game.

You have to stop with this whole “the team and coach purposefully has it out to get Dean” stance you make your arguments from.

Dean has the same touch frequency as the rest of the non-ball handling bench wing players on the roster.

Stop confusing shit with facts, no one who works for the Cavs likes Dean.

Sure they signed him, gave him a nice extension. play him, ect....But they dont like him obviously.
 
That’s just not true.

Dean gets 25.5 touches per game and plays 20 minutes per game.

Okoro gets 28.6 touches per game and plays 26 minutes per game.

Merrill gets 22 touches per game and plays 20 minutes per game.

You have to stop with this whole “the team and coach purposefully has it out to get Dean” stance you make your arguments from.

Dean has the same touch frequency as the rest of the non-ball handling bench wing players on the roster.
Does pulling down a rebound count as a touch?

Is there a stat that accounts for the type of touch they get? Being passed the ball just to swing it to an open guy isn't the same as being thrown the ball in a scoring position etc
 

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