INDEPENDENCE: Alonzo Gee is expected to start at small forward on Tuesday when the Cavaliers host the Charlotte Bobcats at Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Gee missed Friday's preseason win at Orlando with a hamstring injury, but returned to practice on Sunday. Coach Mike Brown had planned on rotating guys at the small forward spot anyway, and since Gee missed a game, it's his turn to start.
Earl Clark started the first two preseason games at small forward, but is shooting 16 perent. Brown isn't concerned about it, yet, as long as whoever is out there is taking good shots.
"I don’t need those guys to try to create or shoot a fadeway contested by one or two defenders at any given time on the floor," Brown said. "If Earl or Zo or C.J. are taking good shots at that position, but they’re just missing, as long as they’re doing the other things, I’m going to live with it for a little bit."