Dwyane Wade secures Cleveland's final starting roster spot, reuniting him with LeBron James in the starting lineup. The last time they linked up in that fashion, the pair, playing for Miami, made it to four straight Finals. - From ESPN.com
A major determining factor for Lue was how Rose acquitted himself with the second unit when he played point guard with Cleveland's reserves in the Cavs' 106-102 preseason loss to the Indiana Pacers last week.
"I think having him on the second unit, along with the first unit, him and Bron can always push the pace because we want to play with pace, play fast.
And then we want to get D-Rose back with that second unit, we can push and we've got JR and Kyle (Korver) running the lanes, and you have Jeff Green filling the lanes and D-Rose can go to the basket.
So, he's going to be able to find guys and we're going to have a lot of space on the floor for him, but we can still play with pace." At times last season, Lue would have Irving play a similar role by starting at point guard, coming out of the game with around four minutes remaining in the first quarter and then coming back in at point guard with the second unit to start the second quarter.
"We have the versatility and the ability to fly around with the athleticism that we have and the IQ we have as well.