Cleveland Cavaliers coach JB Bickerstaff has planned his 2021-22 season based on a ten-man rotation that will make up the bulk of games. If the Ohio franchise finally completes the fifteen positions available in the roster it would mean that up to five players could have very few minutes to play.
Enjoying a deep and versatile squad is a good starting point to face a long season that can be affected by injuries, physical problems and other types of situations. In addition to the various alternatives that it allows to apply in the game. A problem that already weighed down the team during the past year.
“We are working towards what will probably be a 10-man rotation,” Bickerstaff said as reported by journalist Chris Fedor. “Then there will be different nights that require different things and we will try different players.”
A priori, the Cavaliers’ starting five will be made up of Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen. Assuming that this is the case and that no transfer materializes throughout the course, the four men powerful The rotation should answer to Kevin Love, Lauri Markkanen, Cedi Osman and Ricky Rubio.
This would leave us a large group of players for one more space: Denzel Valentine, Kevin Pangos, Dylan Windler, Dean Wade, Lamar Stevens and Mfioundu Kabengele. A fierce competition that, in turn, should boost the competitive character of that second unit in search of minutes and relevance.
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