The Cleveland Cavaliers have settled on the two players who will join their Big Three in the starting lineup when the regular season begins next week.
Cavs coach David Blatt said Friday that Anderson Varejao will start at center against the New York Knicks on Thursday, joining Dion Waiters at shooting guard and Cleveland’s star-studded trio of small forward LeBron James, power forward Kevin Love and point guard Kyrie Irving.
Varejao, 32, beat out the 23-year-old Tristan Thompson for the starting nod on opening night. Blatt said that the decision came down, in part, to Varejao’s history of playing alongside James. The two were teammates from 2004 to ’10.
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