The 2017-18 NBA season is almost here, as we are now just two days away from the start of the regular season. Teams around the league are getting ready for yet another grueling NBA season, and one of the teams that will once again attract the most attention are the Cleveland Cavaliers. Even in the preseason, the Cavaliers continue to make the headlines of the NBA news and it seems there's more to come. That is no surprise, especially considering all the roster changes they've made so far. Probably the biggest move they made this past summer was the Kyrie Irving trade, but the acquisition of Dwyane Wade was also big.

J.R. upset for losing his place in the starting lineup

After reaching a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls, Wade joined the Cavs as a free agent. There were many speculations whether or not Wade will come off the bench next season for the Cavaliers, but it was recently announced that he will be in the starting lineup. After Tyronn Lue, the head coach of the Cavaliers, announced that J.R. Smith will move to the bench as Wade takes the starting shooting guard role, there were reports about Smith's frustration about it. Smith reportedly said that he was "absolutely frustrated" to hear that he will come off the bench next season.

The 6-foot-6 Smith joined the Cavaliers during the 2014-15 season, and he has been the starting shooting guard for them ever since.

He played a major role during the 2015-16 championship season for the Cavaliers as he averaged 12.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Last season he played 41 games, all of them as a starter, and averaged 8.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Next season, his role will be to come off the bench and lead the Cavs' second unit, just like he did when he was with the New York Knicks.

Smith was named the Sixth Man of The Year for the 2012-13 season and the Cavs are hoping he can have the same success for them next season.

Wade ready to talk to J.R. and build a relationship

In order to make things work in Cleveland, Dwyane Wade and J.R. Smith will have to work on their chemistry issues as the season goes along.

As a 14-year NBA veteran, Wade is well aware of this situation and recently he talked about it. "I know it was tough. I understood that. When I got here I understood it would be tough either way it goes, if it's me or him, it's going to be tough," said Wade recently to ESPN's Dave McMenamin when talking about him starting over J.R. at the shooting guard position.

He also went on to say this about his relationship with Smith: "My biggest thing with me and JR is building a relationship. My job is to build the best relationship and show him I know what he brings to the game, he knows what I bring to the game." It seems that Wade is ready to do anything necessary to make things work in Cleveland as they look to win the NBA title next year.