The Cleveland Cavaliers made some huge moves at the NBA trade deadline and refreshed their lineup. LeBron James said he felt the Cavs had a more exciting lineup with the younger talents and the Cavaliers responded by winning their next three games after the trades and before the NBA All-Star game, including a huge victory over their Eastern Conference rivals, the Boston Celtics. With Boston on a three-game losing streak and the Cavs winning four in a row, they have a chance to make up ground in the second half of the season. With that in mind, Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue has announced the starting lineup following the All-Star game as his team prepares to face the Washington Wizards on Thursday night.

Cleveland Cavaliers new starting lineup

The lineup for the first game after they knocked off the Boston Celtics by 22 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder by eight, the Cleveland Cavaliers are not changing anything -- because why mess with a good thing? With a four-game winning streak, the Cavs will welcome the fourth-place Washington Wizards to town to try to make it five.

Tyronn Lue said that he will start LeBron James at small forward, Tristan Thompson at center and Cedi Osman at power forward. The starting guards will be George Hill and J.R. Smith. Coming from the bench for the Cleveland Cavaliers will be new guards Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood as well as brand-new forward Larry Nance Jr.

The Cavs new-look roster

It is easy to see why the Cleveland Cavaliers like this lineup. In the two games with his new teammates, LeBron James averaged 30.5 points, eight rebounds and nine assists in the two wins. Tristan Thompson is still a shell of his old self, but there are no other options until Kevin Love returns. Luckily, Cedi Osman is playing better, with 17 points and eight rebounds in the two wins.

The real talent shines when looking at the guards. J.R. Smith, who many assumed would take the bench with the new stars, is still starting and playing better with his new teammates. The Cleveland Cavaliers have watched Smith average 16.5 points and six rebounds in the two wins since the new guys arrived.

As for the new Cavs players, George Hill has not been a huge improvement over Isaiah Thomas in scoring, averaging only 9.5 points in the two games, with only five assists, but he also only has six total turnovers.

The big news is the new bench players. Larry Nance Jr. has 13 rebounds and 18 points from the bench when coming off the bench as a forward.

The guards look even better. Jeff Green is averaging 10 points, Jordan Clarkson 10.5 points and Rodney Hood 14.5 points, huge numbers for the role players. With that production from the bench, the Cleveland Cavaliers look deeper than they have all year and have a chance to finally help LeBron James push them back into title contention.