If you're wondering what the Cavaliers starting five and rotation might look like this season, Tuesday night's game down in Cincy against the Sixers should begin to paint that picture. As reported Monday, the five currently tabbed as starters include Anderson Varejao, J.J. Hickson, Jamario Moon, Anthony Parker, and Ramon Sessions. Mo is obviously still out, and when healthy he is thought to replace Sessions in that opening unit.
So for now, if you feel like breaking this down, I suppose the story-lines could include Moon as the front-runner at SF, AP holding onto that two guard spot from a year ago, and Antawn Jamison coming off the bench. I don't really feel like breaking this down though right now.
If I were to offer my two sense with a little over a week to go before they open it up for real, I'd say that I like Moon in that role over Jawad and Graham, I would rather see Mo and Sessions start together in the back-court over AP, and I'm good with Jamison coming off the bench as the sixth man. But at this point, I simply trust Byron Scott's assessment of practice because he is running practice and I haven't been to the facility since media day. So he probably knows more about it than I do.He is also probably going to change this starting five about 10 to 15 times before the All Star Break as he works his way through the roster, so I don't really feel the need to get too excited about it right now one way or another. I look forward to watching that progression though, and am intrigued by the possible options and different mixes of guys he could assemble on the court at different times. I think the possibility very much exists to play an exciting brand of basketball this season. Seriously, I think that.