The Cleveland Cavaliers will end their NBA preseason schedule on Tuesday night as they look to figure out the remainder of their rotation while playing the Detroit Pistons. New small forward Omri Casspi is always projected to make his debut when the game tips off on Fox Sports Ohio at 7 p.m.
The Cavs aren't expected to make any changes to their starting lineup as projected starting small forward Casspi will apparently come off the bench behind Alonzo Gee in his first preseason game, but head coach Byron Scott told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he's still working out the kinks in his rotation.
"It makes it a lot tougher for us, for me, to figure out certain things," Scott said. "Some of these (decisions) are going to be figured out on the fly. Some will take care of themselves."
"Practice is practice," Scott said. "The games are a whole different situation and a lot of players handle that situation a lot different . . . I want to see them against somebody else, not us where everybody knows the plays when they call them out . . . You want to see how guys react when certain things are taken away."
The Cavs also need to figure out the last few players on the roster with cuts needing to come soon. The team has already released training camp invites Tyrell Biggs and Kyle Goldcamp, but NBA Development League players Kenny Hayes and Mychel Thompson are still techincally competing for a 15th roster spot considering Manny Harris -- out with a foot ulcer -- has a non-guaranteed contract.