The Cleveland Cavaliers have one of the most stacked rosters in the league, but this may cause problems in the rotation down the line. J.R. Smith lost his starting spot to Dwyane Wade, and Tristan Thompson lost his spot to Jae Crowder. In a recent interview with Smith, he said that he was frustrated by the lineup and he talked about it with Thompson. While he admits it wasn't a positive conversation, he assured everyone that his sentiments will not affect the team's quest for a championship.

In Business Insider's latest report, J.R. Smith "dissed" LeBron James' ability to sideline everyone. Smith has been an incredible playmaker and ball distributor but he doesn't feel that way now.

He also implied that he'd rather come off the bench and be able to do what he loves to do.

JR Smith's thoughts on the new lineup

"I actually like playing on the second unit better. I'm more of a playmaker and distributor and I handle the ball a little bit more instead of just running around the corner." The statement may not intend to throw shade on James but given how the latter plays on the floor, he demands "spacing" and controls the ball on offense. When James plays, it's likely that players will have to measure up and space the floor.

Of course, I feel that J.R. Smith is a contender and while he takes pride in being equally competent, I feel he also yearns for more playing time, exposure, and a bigger role on the team.

It looks like those visions can't be achieved this season. Apparently, if J.R. Smith had the chance to play as part of the first unit, he still won't be able to touch the ball as much as he wanted to.

Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith shares the same sentiment

Smith's sentiment is very similar to Kyrie Irving's and that's why Irving requested the trade to share his talent somewhere else.

Currently, the Cleveland Cavaliers' first unit lineup includes LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, and Dwyane Wade. But don't expect coach Tyronn Lue to stick to one rotation. According to the report, the possibility of shuffling the lineup will be discussed if things do not work out.

Meanwhile, LeBron James may miss the Cavs' first game of the regular season because of an aggravated ankle injury. James missed Wednesday's practice and the Cavs latest preseason game against the Orlando Magic. The Cavaliers will face the Celtics on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

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