INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Byron Scott did something hes never done before, but he thinks it just might work.
And hey, why not? Its not like coaches are doing anyone favors by announcing opening-night starters Oct. 1.
Not that the Cavaliers coach ever made his intentions known that early. But he hasnt made them known this late, either. At least, not until Monday -- or one day before the Cavs open the 2012-13 season at home against Washington. Tip-off is 7 p.m. on FOX Sports Ohio.
Scotts starters: Anderson Varejao at center, Tristan Thompson at power forward, Alonzo Gee at small forward, reigning rookie of the year Kyrie Irving at point guard, and rookie Dion Waiters at shooting guard.
Yes, Waiters is starting at shooting guard.
That means seven-year veteran C.J. Miles is coming off the bench. But, again, why not? The Cavs could use a little punch in reserve. Its primarily the reason Miles was signed in the offseason. And its a role he welcomes and should be able to provide.