Key: Two Guards
Going into the fourth game of the season, the Cavs have made a pair of lineup changes – one voluntary and one most definitely not.
The voluntary lineup change came directly from Dwayne Wade, who talked Tyronn Lue into moving him into the second unit. J.R. Smith, who’s started 157 regular season games as a Cavalier, will regain his starter’s spot on Tuesday night against Chicago.
Swish has had his moments this season, but hasn’t gotten into any real rhythm off the bench – shooting just 33 percent from the floor, just over 15 percent from long-range. Wade’s numbers haven’t been much better. The change might do both parties some good.
The involuntary lineup change is the absence of Derrick Rose, who sprained his left ankle late on Friday night in Milwaukee and, per Coach Lue, will miss about another week.
Jose Calderon was relatively ineffective in Saturday’s spot-start and Iman Shumpert started the second half in his place – turning in the second-highest scoring total of his career as a Cav, finishing with 21 points on 5-for-6 shooting from beyond the arc. Calderon is listed as the starter for Tuesday night’s matchup, but Coach Lue will reveal his call closer to gametime