The Cavaliers are debating several line-up tweaks, ranging from going small (with J.J. Hickson seeing more time) to going big (with Jamison at the small forward position so as to remove the horrific KG-Jamison match-up) and LeBron James at the point guard position (so as to remove Mo Williams entirely).
This is according Brian Windhorst, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s ace beat guy.
So: everything is on the table for tonight. The Cavs are a like a Major League Baseball gearing up to bring its starters out of the bullpen in Game 7.
Windhorst adds this assessment of Cavs:
The Cavs players were very loose and laughing and joking before shootaround. No one more than James, who isn’t exactly starting the day off with a tone of focus. When he played very well in Game 3, James put headphones on and said nothing before shootaround as he got ready to work. Not sure what is so funny. There is a detached mentality with the team that is remarkable over the last week. We’ll see if they are laughing later tonight.
There is zero doubt of the under current within the team right now. There is frustration with the coaching staff because of some of the substitution patterns and perhaps the game plans. There has been grumbling behind the scenes for days now.
Eight hours till tip-off.