We haven’t seen a lot from Dylan Windler of the Cleveland Cavaliers during his first four seasons.
Therefore, it’s not surprising to hear that his time with the team might have come to an end.
Michael Scotto is reporting that the Cavs did not extend Windler a qualifying offer, which means he will now enter the market as an unrestricted free agent.
The Cleveland Cavaliers did not extend Dylan Windler a qualifying offer, league sources told @hoopshype. Windler will enter the market as an unrestricted free agent.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 29, 2023
Windler has been with the Cavs since being selected in the 2019 NBA Draft.
However, during his few seasons, he has battled several injuries and has only played in 84 total games.
And during the 2022-23 season, he was only on the court for three.
Windler will now attempt to rehabilitate, get totally healthy, and find another team that could use his shooting talents.
This is the latest sign that the Cavaliers are cleaning up the house a little bit ahead of free agency.
Just weeks ago, it seemed as if they would be sitting relatively still during the offseason and start next season with the same lineup.
But lately, there have been some rumblings of big changes coming.
In fact, there was even some reporting that said a Darius Garland trade could be on the table for Cleveland.
They had a very strong regular season and seemed to be poised to storm into the playoffs.
But Cleveland’s success didn’t translate into the playoffs and they were pushed out of the postseason in the opening round by the New York Knicks.
The Cavaliers will now see what changes they want to make, whether they are big or small.
Cutting Windler loose won’t be a huge loss for the Cavaliers, but it could perhaps be the first of a few changes for them.NEXT: The Cavs Have Made A Contract Decision On Cedi Osman