Cleveland Cavaliers head coach JB Bickerstaff wants the group to play with more movement on offense this season.
NBA.com: There is a lot of talk about what the Cavaliers need to show Donovan Mitchell to get him to sign a long-term contract with you. What does Mitchell have to show you and the folks in Cleveland about his game and his ability to win?
Bickerstaff: You’ll see a change in our offensive system. Two years ago, we were predicated on a ton of ball movement and body movement. We’re going to try to get back to that, where everybody is moving more, the ball is moving more. Then he gets an opportunity after the defense has shifted to go do what he does best.
It’s going to be asking everybody to be a little more dynamic, to be a little harder to find. When you’re chasing an elite player like Donovan, he’s got the advantage automatically. Now he’s just got to make the play.