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Cavs shake up starting lineup

Cavs shake up starting lineup”

With the addition of Jae Crowder, a rugged 6-6 defender who can guard both forward positions, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he is considering whether to start Kevin Love over Tristan Thompson at center. Also according to Lloyd, Lue has also decided after a few days with Dwyane Wade on the roster to start shooting guard J.R. Smith and bring Wade off the bench as the team's primary ball handler.

"Depends on - now with so many guys on the team and so many lineups that we can throw out there it will probably change".

Lue is expected to have a 10-man rotation for the early portion of the 2017-18 regular season, but Lloyd indicates it will come at the expense of two veterans. But while the team was very successful during their run to three consecutive Eastern Conference championships, the tandem of Love and Thompson had a lot of flaws. "Being able to play through the elbows with multiple guys", was Lue's short response to explain why he's considering the change up to his starting unit.

The lineup with Love and Crowder would give the Cavaliers a much better spacing.

"Spacing opportunities, spacing the floor". That's because the present plan consists of free agent signee Derrick Rose starting at point guard and veteran Dwyane Wade potentially starting alongside of Rose at shooting guard.

Tristan Thompson has been a reliable center for the Cleveland Cavaliers for the past few years, but it seems that his time as a starter is coming to an end.

Finally, the Cavaliers biggest problem heading into training camp for the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season was the fact that they had next-to-no depth behind Tristan Thompson at the center position. Beside them, they also got Ante Zizic and a pair of draft picks. The report adds that Thompson is "accepting" of a return to the bench.

Now serving as Kevin Love's backup at center, Thompson can still serve his role with the team as a high-energy defender that can gobble up as many rebounds as possible.

Defenders can not do that when they are guarding Love since he's a legitimate threat from the perimeter.

The defending Eastern Conference champions will kick off the 2017 National Basketball Association season on October 17th, at home, against the new-look Boston Celtics.



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