Best Lineups For Cavs Without Kevin Love
Shumpert and Thompson are the most obvious choices as replacements for Smith and Love in the starting lineup. The loss of those two will definitely hurt floor spacing and overall shooting, but the additions of Shumpert and Thompson may give the Cavs their best defensive lineup. This lineup is not unfamiliar with each other either, so chemistry won’t be a problem. Having Mozgov and Thompson may clog the lane for Kyrie and LeBron to drive, but if they can force some turnovers, they should be able to outrun a frontcourt like Chicago’s.