Iman Shumpert will make his second start of the season for the Cavaliers Thursday night against the Houston Rockets in place of point guard Derrick Rose, sidelined with a sore left ankle.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue confirmed a report by ESPN's Dave McMenamin at shootaround Thursday morning at Toyota Center.

Rose missed four games with the ankle injury, returning Oct. 29 against the New York Knicks. Plagued by knee issues in his career, Rose has remained under a restriction of 28 to 30 minutes this season.

Playing on a one-year, veterans' minimum contract, Rose is averaging 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27 minutes. He's hit just 8 for 22 from the field in the past two games.

Asked after Tuesday night's home victory over Milwaukee if he could live with Rose's 2.7 turnovers per game, Lue said, "Just continue to keep attacking, being aggressive. Thatís what he does. He gets into the paint, he gets fouled, he gets to the free-throw line, heís a great finisher. When youíre attacking the basket like that, youíre going to have a couple turnovers, which I donít mind because theyíre aggressive turnovers. I donít like careless turnovers, skipping the ball across the floor and turning the ball over. But when youíre driving to the basket and attacking, you can live with those turnovers."

Lue praised Shumpert for giving the Cavs a lift off the bench against the Bucks. Shumpert scored six points, hitting all three of his field goal attempts, with five rebounds in 19 minutes. Shumpert is averaging six points and 3.1 rebounds in 18 minutes per game.

"Shump coming off the bench gave us a great energy defensively and he made some shots for us too," Lue said Tuesday. "So, it was a good spark from Shump off the bench."