Following “The Decision” the Cleveland Cavaliers have completed an overhaul of the roster. From Lebron James last year the only player remaining from the roster is Anderson Varejao, and the returning Head Coach Mike Brown. Since then they drafted Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson #1 and 4 overall in the 2011 draft. They then added Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller in the 2012 NBA draft, Waiters at #4 and trading up to draft Zeller. This years draft brought in Anthony Bennett and Sergey Karasev in the first round and Carrick Felix in the second. Through free agency Alonzo Gee was brought up from the D League, last year CJ miles and Kevin Jones were added and this off-season the Cavs have added Earl Clark, Jarrett Jack and lastly Andrew Bynum. The roster is now practically full while being full of opportunity and flexibility. The Cavs expect to compete for the playoffs next season and have put together a team that could pull it off while maintaining future cap flexibility. Below we review what players CAN play what positions and then to look at the starting lineup and bench play.
Point Guard: Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Jarrett Jack and Chris Quinn
Shooting Guard: Dion Waiters, Jarrett Jack, CJ Miles Carrick Felix and Sergey Karasev
Small Forward: Alonzo Gee, Earl Clark, CJ Miles, Anthony Bennett, Carrick Felix and Sergey Karasev
Power Forward: Tristan Thompson, Earl Clark, Anthony Bennett, Kevin Jones, and Anderson Varejao
Center: Andrew Bynum, Anderson Varejao and Tyler Zeller
Starting Lineup: Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Earl Clark, Tristan Thompson and Andrew Bynum
Bench (In Expected Minutes Order): Jarrett Jack, Anderson Varejao, Anthony Bennett, Alonzo Gee, CJ Miles, Tyler Zeller, Sergey Karasev, Kevin Jones, Carrick Felix and Chris Quinn.
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