That’s the second step they took to getting back into the postseason. The first was hiring David Blatt, the former head coach of Euroleague champions Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Euroleague reporter David Pick describes Blatt’s coaching philosophy for Justin Rowan of Fear the Sword:
He obviously scouts for the right guys to fit his system and style of play/pace – which is – open court, fastbreak, pick-and-roll. You won't find a single player on Blatt's team that is limited to one facet of the game. He needs his bigs to be able to stretch and shoot – that’s a must with all of 4 men and fair share of his 5 men. Andrea Zizic, David Blu, Devin Smith, Joe Ingles, Milan Macvan, Nick Caner-Medley have all played the 4-5 spot and can knock down from mid-range to deep. He needs versatile players because he loves going "small ball" at times so any (smart) point-forward who can push it up and has a wet jumper is on Blatt's list.
Keeping in mind Blatt’s coaching style, and looking at players currently under contract, this is a breakdown of the Cavaliers' expected depth chart and what may happen with each player.