The Cleveland Cavaliers have a brand-new roster after all their moves during the NBA trade deadline, shipping off six of their star players and bringing back four, with two open roster spots now for the possible buyout players that will become available over the next couple of weeks. However, with a real lack of depth in the frontcourt and a brand-new cast of players in the backcourt, the Cavs have to figure out fast how they will utilize their new stars - especially since they have a game on Friday night. Luckily, the Cavaliers play the lowly Atlanta Hawks, so this gives the team a chance to contend and experiment some before the new guys show up.

Tyronn Lue's makeshift lineup for tonight

In the NBA trade deadline moves, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded away their starting point guard Isaiah Thomas, his backup Derrick Rose, their second-unit leader Dwyane Wade, and key bench player Iman Shumpert. The Cavs also traded two key bench players in the frontcourt with backup forward Jae Crowder and backup center Channing Frye leaving town.

In exchange, the Cavs brought in one reserve forward in Larry Nance Jr. and three guards in Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood and George Hill. So, who will Lue send out to play tonight and what will the rotation look like for the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers will not have their four new players tonight since it has just been 24 hours since the NBA trades went through.

They also won't have the six players that they traded, so the Cavs will be short six players tonight against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Starting Lineup for the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Atlanta Hawks tonight will see a complete makeshift lineup. LeBron James is the one reliable force tonight, with Tristan Thompson starting at center, Jose Calderon at point guard, JR Smith at shooting guard and Cedi Osman starting at power forward.

The future of the Cavaliers lineup

While tonight's Cleveland Cavaliers starting lineup is scary looking on paper for Cavs fans, the future lineup looks strong. LeBron James and Tristan Thompson will keep their starting roles and JR Smith will remain the starting shooting guard. Newcomer Rodney Hood will back up Smith and Larry Nance Jr.

will back up Jeff Green at power forward.

George Hill looks to be the starting point guard, with Jordan Clarkson backing him up and probably leading the second-team in the role that Dwyane Wade originally help. The Cleveland Cavaliers reserves include Kyle Korver, Cedi Osman, Ante Zizic, John Holland, Jose Calderon, and London Perrantes.