Tyler Haws has only played two games in NBA Summer League. However, he has already left a big impression that could land him a spot on an NBA roster.
After playing in two games for the Cleveland Cavaliers summer league team, Haws is shooting 80% from the field, 100% from behind the arc, and 100% from the free throw line. He is doing so by averaging 7.5 points per game in about 10 minutes of action.
Despite his strong stats, the Cavs have yet to win a game. While summer league records do not matter much in the grander scheme of things, they help determine if players can be apart of a winning formula. That winning formula matters more than ever as a LeBron James-led Cavaliers team is looking to restructure itself to win an NBA Finals. If they continue to lose, it could hurt Haws’ NBA prospects.
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Cleveland’s first game against Golden State has been Haws’ best performance to date. He shot 3-of-4 from the field and was a perfect 3-0f-3 from beyond the arc. Coming off of the bench, Haws will have to continue this type of performance if he wants to stand a serious chance.
Haws stands a better chance at landing an NBA roster now that we have seen what he has done on the court. Cleveland desperately needed an offensive spark in the NBA Finals, and Haws could certainly fill that roll off the bench.
The Cavaliers continue NBA Summer League action on Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks. It tips off at 4:00PM EST and can be seen on NBA TV.