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Reports: Cavs to make notable starting lineup change in frontcourt

Reports: Cavs to make notable starting lineup change in frontcourt

After losing to the Warriors in the NBA Finals in June, the Cavs made several changes to their roster.

Now it appears they will be making major changes to their starting five.

Center Tristan Thompson, who started 78 games for the Cavs last season, will now come off the bench, according to multiple reports. Kevin Love will shift from power forward to center and offseason acquisition Jae Crowder will start at power forward.

The Athletic was the first to report the moves. TNT confirmed the news.

According to TNT, Thompson is "okay with it," referring to coming off the bench.

Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue may have another move to make once the regular season begins. JR Smith was expected to start at shooting guard, but that could change with Dwyane Wade signing with the Cavs last week.

Based on the reports, here is the Cavs possible starting lineup when they tip off the season Oct. 17 against the Celtics:

PG: Derrick Rose
SG: JR Smith or Dwyane Wade
SF: LeBron James
PF: Jae Crowder
C: Kevin Love

Curry takes small step in recovery

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Curry takes small step in recovery

OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry stepped onto the Warriors practice floor Sunday with only his attire and a slight limp giving away his injury status.

Though the Warriors are not yet able to deliver a timeline for his return, Curry will miss at least another 12 days and, realistically, probably closer to four weeks.

The good news for the Warriors is that Curry’s sprained right ankle was not in the walking boot he had worn since sustaining the injury Monday in New Orleans. He was wearing gray sweats over a black pair of his signature shoes.

“He’s doing fine,” coach Steve Kerr said. “No work on the court or anything. Just getting treatment. He seems to be doing well.”

Kerr also provided updates on the other injured players, center Zaza Pachulia and guard Pat McCaw. Pachulia has missed two of the past three games with left shoulder soreness and McCaw has missed the last two games after sustaining a concussion last Monday.

Both, however participated in light, non-contact drills on Sunday.

“We’ll see tomorrow how everybody is (Monday),” Kerr said.

McCaw is listed as questionable and Pachulia as doubtful. Draymond Green, who played 38 minutes on Friday, is listed as probable with the soreness that his nagged his right shoulder over at least the past week.

Steph Curry's game-used 2016 NBA Finals jersey sells at auction for...a lot

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Steph Curry's game-used 2016 NBA Finals jersey sells at auction for...a lot

Everything Steph Curry touches...turns to cash, apparently.

The jersey that Curry wore during Games 4 and 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cavs sold at an auction over the weekend, and the winning bidder paid a lot for it.

According to GoldinAuctions.com, the Curry jersey, which he autographed and and inscribed with '2016 NBA Finals Game Used," sold for $58,920. The listing received 28 bids.

Curry wore that jersey in two memorable games. In Game 4, he scored 38 points to help give the 73-win Warriors a 3-1 lead over the Cavs. But the Warriors couldn't close out the Cavs in Game back in Oakland, so they were forced to make a return trip to Cleveland. In Game 6, Curry famously snapped when he was called for his sixth foul. He yelled at the refs and threw his mouthpiece into a fan sitting in a courtside seat. The Warriors would lose that game and go on to drop Game 7 in Oakland, becoming the first team to play a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

Curry's jersey was part of Goldin's 2017 Holiday auction and only one item sold for a higher price: 1999 Pokemon 1st Edition PSA GEM MT 10 Complete Set, which sold for $100,655.