Best Lineups For Cavs Without Kevin Love
3. Going Big – LeBron James, Iman Shumpert, James Jones, Kendrick Perkins, Timofey Mozgov
This lineup would be more of a reaction than a proactive measure. Specifically if we play Chicago, which features two physical and talented 7-footers, this lineup could be useful. It is probably our slowest lineup, but also our most physical. Mozgov and Perkins would be asked to cover Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah without a double team, and LeBron and Shumpert could switch between Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler. James Jones would likely be matched up with either Mike Dunleavy or Nikola Mirotic. If you like free-flowing offense, this lineup is not for you. If you like hard screens, physical post defense, and stare downs, then you will enjoy this lineup.
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