Cavs’ Lue names Wade starting two guard

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James will be starting together in Cleveland.

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue told reporters Monday that Dwyane Wade will be the team’s starting two guard this season, moving J.R. Smith to his more natural role of sixth man.

The Cavs’ starting lineup will feature Derrick Rose, Wade, Jae CrowderLeBron James and Kevin Love.

Lue also said he will monitor Rose’s minutes with the starters because he wants the former MVP to run point guard with the second unit so that Cleveland’s offense still operates efficiently when James is resting.

The Cavs’ starting unit is expected to play 25-to-30 minutes in the final two preseason games. It will be James’ first minutes in the exhibition series as he’s been sidelined with a left ankle sprain.

2 Comments on "Cavs’ Lue names Wade starting two guard"

  1. Great move Coach! JR was far too inconsistent in the starting line-up last year. Hopefully he will embrace his familiar 6th man role again and provide the needed bench scoring threat. Wade will make Love and D Rose’s jobs easier on offense just by his threat.

  2. Happy Wade happy Lebron.

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