According to Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, he’s going to make a lineup change. What that change is, however, remains unclear.
Per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and other media with the team in San Antonio, Lue said that he was going to make a change after the Cavs lost to the Spurs Tuesday night:
Ty Lue on his lineups after another loss: “I’m going to make a change.” He would not reveal what.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 24, 2018
Looking at the Cavs’ starting lineup, there are a few possible options. Perhaps Lue will go back to starting Tristan Thompson up front alongside Kevin Love in an effort to bolster the defense. Maybe he’ll start Iman Shumpert in place of J.R. Smith considering Smith’s struggles. Maybe he’ll do something more drastic and move Isaiah Thomas to bench. Perhaps it’s something entirely different than the options listed above.
The Cavs don’t play until Friday when they host the Pacers, so it’s entirely possible a final decision about what change (or changes) will be made. But with Cleveland struggling as much as it is right now, change is probably a good thing. Stay tuned.