With the Cleveland Cavaliers closing in on the start of the 2012-13 regular season, it appears that head coach Byron Scott has settled on his starting five.
Bob Finnan of the News-Herald reports1 that Scott has previously stated his desire to settle on a starting five-man unit as the preseason winded down. Judging by the last two games, whether he is ready to play big minutes at the NBA level or not, it looks like Scott has settled on rookie Dion Waiters as his starting shooting guard. CJ Miles (12.3 ppg), who started at the shooting guard spot earlier in the preseason, appears primed to start at small forward with Alonzo Gee and Omri Casspi providing depth.
Through the preseason Waiters, the fourth-overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft, is averaging 8.0 points and 2.2 assists and is shooting 36 percent from the field.