Derrick Rose is back in the lineup tonight. Marks 5th different lineup in 7 games, but this one should last.— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) October 29, 2017
Rose’s return means the Cavs can use the starting lineup — Rose, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson — they want to. The move also moves James back to small forward after playing the last two games at point guard. Tonight will mark the fifth starting lineup the Cavs have used this season.
In two games this year, Rose is averaging 13 points and 1.5 assists per game. He hurt his ankle in the fourth quarter of the Cavs’ Oct. 20 against the Bucks.