The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently ranked fourth in the Eastern Conference. Still, they have some ways to go to become a viable championship contender. As crazy as that sounds, the Cavs have actually looked nothing like a championship contender as of late.

Granted, the Cavs are the reigning Eastern Conference champions and are still the team to beat in that regard. But, the Golden State Warriors hold the league’s most precious prize and don’t look like they’ll give it up easily to anyone.

On paper, the Cavs and Warriors somehow match up. The Warriors have four All-Stars and two MVPs, but the Cavs have a ton of talent that can give any team problems once they are clicking. Speaking of which, head coach Tyronn Lue is currently searching for ways to improve his team’s depth. One of his main goals is to find more minutes for former MVP, Derrick Rose.

Rose is currently averaging 11.1 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. These statistics are far from what he posted with the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls. Still, Rose shouldn’t be judged for his stats right now, mainly since he has only played 13 games this season. Right now, Lue is trying to figure out which lineups work and which ones don’t. This is the perfect time to experiment, so Rose should be in the Cavs’ lineup in the next few games.

It is too early to judge Rose’s impact on the court. However, that won’t be an excuse anymore once Lue inserts him into the rotation and sees how he meshes with LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas, and the rest of the team.