Following Cleveland’s 112-91 loss to the Chicago Bulls, Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott appears to have reached his breaking point with regard to his starting lineup.
Rooted mostly in defensive effort and execution, Scott stated that he is “concerned” to the point of making changes to his starting five and rotation, this game marking the first time this season where he has voiced displeasure to the level of making a move. It is believed that reserve swingman Alonzo Gee could be inserted in to the starting lineup, replacing Omri Casspi who has failed to adjust to his role on the Cavaliers since being acquired in the offseason.
Guards Daniel Gibson and Manny Harris could also see additional time off of the bench, if not in a starting role. Gibson has improved drastically on the defensive end and Harris, on his second 10-day contract, provides some offensive firepower off of the bench.
To this point, only injuries have altered Scott’s starting five-man unit. Casspi has started in all 34 of the Cavaliers’ games. He is averaging 7.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest.