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“If you look at our team, Kyrie (Irving) and Andy (Varejao) are the only starters,” he said. “Tristan (Thompson), C.J. (Miles) and Dion (Waiters) will have to earn it.”
That’s the latest on the starting lineup thinking process from Cavs head coach Byron Scott, via Bob Finnan’s report for the News-Herald. Scott shared his excitement about the Miles signing with Finnan, even though the young small forward won’t be a shoe-in for the starting position just yet.
Possible candidates also could include Alonzo Gee and Tyler Zeller, depending upon the size and shape of the eventual starting five. Regardless, these two would figure to be the first two guys off the bench if the first five names end up beginning games. Other remaining bench contributors would also be Omri Casspi, Samardo Samuels, Daniel Gibson, Jeremy Pargo and Luke Walton.
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In what will largely be considered a quiet free agency period for the Cleveland Cavaliers, team head coach Byron Scott says that their next move will be to re-sign small forward Alonzo Gee.
“I’m happy where we are,” Scott said on Thursday afternoon. “Our next move is to get (restricted free agent) Alonzo Gee done.”
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I was talking with the legendary Melvin Levett when I first realized that Kyrie Irving was officiating league game action at his ProCamp in Cleveland on Saturday. The Helicopter, who I'll have more on later this week, said he was thrilled to be back in Cleveland working with Kyrie's Camp. "This camp is great to coach at because of how involved Kyrie is with the kids...
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