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Hickson And Jamison Both Valuable; How Does Byron Scott Utiliize Them?

With J.J. Hickson and Antawn Jamison both playing the same power forward position, an early dilemma for Byron Scott is how to make time for each player, both of whom are too valuable to spend much time on the pines.

Anderson Varejao got major minutes at the spot during the playoffs and Hickson languished, and Scott already can see that keeping Hickson out of the lineup this season will not likely be happening:

“Am I going to commit to {Hickson} playing a lot of minutes? No. But do I think he will? Yeah,” Scott said. “I think he’s going to have an opportunity this year to really shine and be one of the most improved players in the league.”

But where does that leave Jamison, also too valuable to the Cavs to sit? Hickson and Jamison need to be on the floor together for the Cavs' to maximize their available talent.

One answer may be to play Jamison at small forward some of the time.

However it turns out, look for Jamison/Hickson and their roles and minutes to be one of the key pieces for Byron Scott to attempt to work with as training camp progresses.

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