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Report: Mike Miller to start vs. Brooklyn Nets

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According to a report from Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Mike Miler will replace Shawn Marion as the starting shooting guard.

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According to Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Mike Miller will start at shooting guard tonight vs. the Brooklyn Nets. Miller, who is returning from a concussion he suffered on Dec. 4 vs. the New York Knicks, will be making his first start of the season. Miller missed seven games with his concussion.

In order to be cleared to return, Miller had to pass all five stages of the NBA's concussion-recovery protocol. According to Haynes, Miller was cleared to return on Wednesday vs. the Atlanta Hawks, but was held out due to stiffness in his neck. For the season, Miller is averaging 1.5 points per game while shooting 30.4 percent from the field and 25 percent on 3-pointers.

Marion, who replaced Dion Waiters in the starting lineup after three games, is averaging 5.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. His move to the bench likely puts Marion in the role most assumed he would fill once signed this offseason as LeBron James' backup. This means could see Marion playing more minutes at the three and four than we have seen so far this season.